Two-time Oscar champion for movies like Miracle about 34th Road and THE UNITED STATES Girl. He shifted to Detroit after graduating from university. He earned the Academy Honor for Best Modified Screenplay for Wonder on 34th Road, which also garnered him a Golden World in the same category. He got wedded to Phyllis Loughton in 1936. His 1st credited film was A Trip to the Races with Groucho Marx and all of those other Marx Brothers.