Lyricist known for Enjoy Yourself, The Continental, and Gone with the Wind. He wrote for 23 films and four Broadway reviews.
He attended the University of Pittsburgh.
He won the first Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1934 for The Continental, which was featured in the film The Gay Divorcee starring
He was born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania. He married wife Elsie.
He collaborated on The Continental with Con Conrad.