Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include Wharf Angel (1934), Our Little Angel (1935), One Rainy Afternoon with Ida Lupino and Francis Lederer (1936), and The Gorgeous Hussy with the hot-headed Joan Crawford.
He studied at the University of Missouri prior to starting his career.
He once worked with industry hothead, Joan Crawford.
He had one daughter: actress Phyllis Avery.
He worked with actress Ida Lupino on the film One Rainy Afternoon.