Known for Taking a Chance on Love, Autumn in New York, and April in Paris. He had many notable collaborations.
He studied composition and musical theory at the Kiev Conservatory.
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
He married Kay McCracken in 1957.
He collaborated with lyricist Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Sammy Cahn.