Lyricist known for 3 Little Words along with a Kiss to Create a Fantasy On and his longtime cooperation with Harry Ruby. He was a decade older when he went abroad to become magician in a tent display. He and Ruby had been portrayed by Fred Astaire and Crimson Skelton, respectively, in Three Small Phrases from 1950. He was wedded to and divorced from Jessie Dark brown. The former few had two kids collectively. He and Ruby had written the musical rating for the 1928 stage edition from the Marx Brothers’ Pet Crackers, which, needless to say, starred Groucho Marx.