Two-time Oscar winner for films like Miracle on 34th Street and The Country Girl.
He moved to Detroit after graduating from college.
He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Miracle on 34th Street, which also garnered him a Golden Globe in the same category.
He got married to Phyllis Loughton in 1936.
His first credited movie was A Day at the Races with Groucho Marx and the rest of the Marx Brothers.