Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Texas, 1954; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1962.
Reporter, Dallas Morning News, 1957-1959; playwright-in-residence, Theater-by-the-Sea, Matunuck, Rhode Island, 1962; head writer Love of Life, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, New York City, 1970; co-producer Another Day, Los Angeles, 1977; story editor McMillan & Wife, NBC-television, Los Angeles, 1971-1972; creator Love, Sidney, NBC-television, Los Angeles, 1982; instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; instructor, California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, 1979. Consultant Play-Pix Prodns., New York City, 1963-1965, creative consultant Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Los Angeles, 1976.
Served to captain United States Air Force, 1954-1957. Member Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American, West (Best Comedy Original award 1982).
Married Elizabeth Ann Forsythe, June 25, 1960. Children: Elizabeth Kendall, Melinda Brooke.