Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).
Father with Jorja Curtright of novelist Mary Sheldon. Also has two grandchildren.
Friend of Warren Cowan, who is also his publicist.
Won a screen-writing Oscar for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947).
Won two Tony Awards in 1959 for "Redhead": as, with three collaborators, Best Authors (Musical) and as one of the book writers for the Best Musical winner.