Best known for co-writing the songs Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and Love Will Keep Us Together. He worked in the Brill Building.
He attended Abraham Lincoln High School.
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991.
He dated Tory Damon, a cabaret singer, starting in the early 1960s.
His Breaking Up Is Hard to Do was taken to the top of the charts by Neil Sedaka.