American journalist who began writing for the Associated Press in 1944. He also had written several significant biographies of Hollywood numbers, including Abbott and Costello. He was created in California to a film publicist dad. He went to the College or university of California, LA. He was presented with a star for the Hollywood Walk of Popularity and was granted the Lifetime Accomplishment Award through the Publicists Guild in ’09 2009. He previously three children along with his wife, Patricia. His biography of Howard Hughes was converted to a tv movie.