Known for Around the World, Time on My Hands, and A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening. He was a popular lyricist of the 1930s and 1940s.
He studied acting at the University of Kansas and Harvard University.
He was nominated for five Academy Awards for lyrics to original movie scores. He earned a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was born to Harold Adamson and Marion Campbell Adamson.
He wrote the theme song for I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball.