Collaborated on NY, NY, Just with time, Produce Someone Happy, and We Get OVERLY ENTHUSIASTIC with Betty Comden. He was a runner on Wall structure Street after senior high school. He and Comden fulfilled while she was a play student at NY School. He was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1980 as well as the American Theater Hall of Popularity in 1981. He wedded third wife Phyllis Newman in 1960. The few had two kids jointly, Adam and Amanda, who both became observed songwriters. He and Comden often collaborated with Leonard Bernstein in early stages, and jointly they wrote Out, the traditional musical.