Four-time Oscar nominated screenwriter who won the award in 1943 for penning the screenplay, Princess O'Rourke.
He matriculated from Columbia University, and later attended Law school as well.
He once worked at Macy's to earn income while pursuing his writing dreams.
He married Ruth Frazee.
Actress Olivia Havilland starred in his Oscar-winning film, Princess O'Rourke.