Director whose most well-known credits included Li’l Abner from 1959, the Danny Kaye film The Courtroom Jester from 1956, Mr. Blandings Builds His Desire Home from 1948, and Street to Utopia from 1946. He was created in Chicago, Illinois. He created a professional collaboration with long-time friend Melvin Frank that spanned three years. He never wedded. He worked carefully with comedian Groucho Marx on a number of projects.