He wrote films like 1953's Dream Wife, 1954's Rose Marie and won Emmy Awards for 1971's An Evening With Fred Astaire and The Flip Wilson Show.
He attended Yale School of Drama.
In 1983, he was presented with the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award from the Writer's Guild.
He was the only child of Maurice Abrahams and Belle Baker.
He wrote for the Dean Martin Show in 1965.