Poet, author, and journalist remembered for creating the humorous "Archy" and "Mehitabel" newspaper columns. He also invented a character known as "the Old Soak" who inspired several books, a play, and two films.
He was an editorial writer for The Atlanta Journal at the start of his career.
He was known for such creatively-titled works as Love Sonnets of a Cave Man and When the Turtles Sing.
He married actress Marjorie Potts Vonnegut following the death of his first wife, Reina Melcher.
He and Army Archerd were both newspaper columnists.