Lyricist known for HAVE FUN, The Continental, and Eliminated with the Blowing wind. He published for 23 movies and four Broadway evaluations. He went to the University or college of Pittsburgh. He received the 1st Academy Honor for Best Initial Track in 1934 for The Continental, that was presented in the film The Gay Divorcee starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. He was created and elevated in Braddock, Pa. He wedded wife Elsie. He collaborated within the Continental with Con Conrad.