Screenwriter who co-wrote the award-winning 1982 romantic comedy, Tootsie, which starred
He started out as a playwright, earning success early on with productions like the off-Broadway play, The Typist, in 1963.
He earned an Oscar nomination for his screenwriting for Tootsie.
He was raised in New York to Jewish parents.
He co-wrote Tootsie, which starred prolific performer, Jessica Lange.