Former President of the Writer's Guild who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay twice: once for Houseboat, and the other for The Seven Little Foys.
He was born in New York City.
He wrote, produced, and co-directed the 1979 ABC miniseries "Ike" about Dwight D. Eisenhower's participation in World War II.
He married wife Ruth in 2001.
He once worked with actress, Lucille Ball.