Humorist who created Dobie Gillis and is also known for writing screenplays like Barefoot Boy With Cheek (1943), The Feather Merchants (1944), The Zebra Derby (1946), and Max Shulman's Large Economy Size (1948).
He once wrote for the college humor magazine Ski-U-Mah at the University of Minnesota.
He once co-wrote the play, The Tender Trap.
He has a daughter, Martha Rose, who has worked as a cookbook author.
Like musician Bob Dylan, he attended the University of Minnesota.