Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1954.
Freelance assistant director, Los Angeles, 1955-1957; freelance writer, director, television and film, Los Angeles, 1957-1969; radio talk show host, Station WABC, New York City, since 1983; freelance gardening expert, Mr. Mother Earth, Los Angeles, New York City, 1969-1988; gardening editor, Redbook, New York City, since 1986.
Married Elaine Epstein, December 12, 1958 (divorced 1968). Children: Lisa, Danielle. Married Susan Stoller, October 6, 1985.