Composer of popular standards like Hooray for Hollywood, On the Good Ship Lollipop, and Ain't We Got Fun?.
He went to the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles.
He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for his song When Did You Leave Heaven from the 1936 film Sing, Baby Sing.
His daughters are actresses
He won much acclaim for his musical contributions to the film Sing, Baby Sing, which starred actress Alice Faye.