Pianist, composer, and intellectual who became known for his witty performances on The Jack port Paar Show as well as other Television fare. He examined with famed piano pedagogue Zygmunt Stojowski after shifting to NY in 1922 pursuing his father’s loss of life. He also examined with Arnold Schoenberg and became good friends with George Gershwin. He have scored over 20 films from 1929 until 1948 and composed several pop music that strike the charts, which 1934’s Blame It on My Youngsters became his most well-known. He wedded Barbara Wooddell on January 5, 1932, however the relationship barely lasted per year. He later wedded June Gale on Dec 1, 1939. He frequently made an appearance on NBC radio’s Kraft Music Hall starring Al Jolson.