Most widely known for composing the music and lyrics towards the Music Man, the favorite Broadway music. He went to New York’s Institute of Musical Artwork, later referred to as The Juilliard College. He constructed for such movies as THE FANTASTIC Dictator starring Charlie Chaplin and THE TINY Foxes aimed by William Wyler. He was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1982. He wedded third wife Rosemary Sullivan in 1968. He composed the melody It’s Starting to Look nearly the same as Christmas, that was documented by Bing Crosby amongst others.