Bachelor magna cum laude, Lafayette College, 1941. Doctor of Letters, Lafayette College, 1963. Postgraduate, Yale Drama School, 1942.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Coker College, 1973.
Producer, director television series Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1955-1968. Freelance producer, director, from 1945. Associate dean school theater, film and television University of California at Los Angeles, 1986-1991.
Artistic director New York City Center Theatre Company, 1949-1952. Director Dallas State Fair Musicals, 1952-1958. President Compass Productions, Inc., 1959-1986.
Member National Council on the Arts, 1983-1988. Member Directors Guild American (vice president 1961-1979, president 1979-1981), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Mildred Trares, February 5, 1954.