|Birth Day||March 19, 1916|
|Age||104 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jun 29, 1990 (age 74)|
He began selling stories to magazines when he was in his teens. He later co-wrote the screenplays of such popular Hollywood films as Meet Me at the Fair (1953) and The Big Circus (1959).
His works of non-fiction include The Square Pegs: Some Americans Who Dared to Be Different (1958) and The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P.T. Barnum (1959).
He served in the military with Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.