Screenwriter who wrote films like Beauty for the Asking (1939), The Face Behind the Mask (1941), Tom, Dick and Harry (1941), Thousands Cheer (1943), and Song of Russia (1943).
He was a member of the Young Communist League at UCLA.
He was once an active member of the Communist party.
He married his wife Sylvia Gussin in 1936.
Lucille Ball starred in his 1939 film, Beauty for the Asking.