Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, Seattle, 1939.
He was also the co-creator (with Sy Rosen) and executive producer of Gimme A Break!, which ran from 1981 to 1987 on National Broadcasting Company. He died three days before his 91st birthday from a diabetes-related heart attack.
With Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member of El Caballero, Queens, Tamerisk, Rangoon Racquet.
Married Elaine Lachman, June 23, 1940. Children: Joanne, Dianne, Robert. Married Natalie Gittelson.
Stepchildren: Celia, Eve, Tony.