Known for Swanee, Occasionally I’m Happy, Crazy Tempo, and Tea for just two, which was being among the most frequently documented songs. He went to the Chappaqua Hill Institute and understood the Marx Brothers developing up. His melody Animal Crackers in my own Soup was produced well-known by Shirley Temple in 1935. He was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1972. He wedded Christina A. Ballesteros. He collaborated with composers George Gershwin, Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg, Ted Koehler, and Ray Henderson.