Screenwriter who co-wrote the award-winning 1982 romantic comedy Tootsie, which starred Dustin Hoffman.
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 Jewish in New York. He was married to Renee Schisgal.
He co-wrote Tootsie, which starred prolific actres Jessica Lange.