Prolific twentieth-century poet and author who became known for his humorous poems and satirical works. His publications include The Medical Muse, For Partly Proud Parents, and Punctured Poems.
He studied at Pomona College and Harvard University.
He appeared on "You Bet Your Life," a game show hosted by Groucho Marx. For the occasion, he composed a humorous poem entitled "To Groucho."
He was born in Southern California to a pharmacist father.
His light-verse poetic style has been compared to that of Ogden Nash.