American novelist and screenwriter, famous for "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?," the classic gothic horror story.
He wrote short stories and a novel before turning to screenplays.
He also wrote the screenplays for "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" from 1964 and "What's the Matter With Helen?" from 1971.
He married actress Molly Dodd.
His film, "What's The Matter with Helen?," starred Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters.