Lyricist known for Stardust, Sweet Lorraine, and Stars Fell on Alabama. He wrote on Tin Pan Alley in the late 1920s.
He attended Columbia and New York University.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
His family immigrated to the United States in 1901 when he wasn't even one. He married Molly Lillienfeld in 1922.
His songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra and Hoagy Carmichael.