Oscar-nominated screenwriter who wrote films like The Stratton Story and 1952's Academy-Award wining The Pride of St. Louis.
He was put on the radar in Hollywood for writing his first feature about baseball, The Stratton Story (1949).
He received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Pride of St. Louis.
He died unmarried.
He was commissioned to write the screenplay for Elvis Presley's starring vehicle, Jailhouse Rock.