Student, University Minnesota, 1932.
Columnist New York Reporter. Writer various national magazines including Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Redbook, Readers Digest, Colliers. Guest lecturer American Film Institute, University Oregon, California Arts, Columbia University, University of California at Los Angeles.
Served to sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, PTO. Member American Society of Composers, Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American, Dramatists Guild, Amnesty International, National Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy.
Married Madeline Thompson, 1942 (divorced). Children: Stephen, Deborah. Married Moira Stanley, November 13, 1965.