Lyricist known for Sibling, Can You Extra a Dime?, Apr in Paris, It’s Just a Paper Moon, and many other tracks. He graduated from Town University. He, along with composer Harold Arlen, earned an Academy Prize for Greatest Music, Original Tune for The Wizard of Oz in 1940. He was the boy of Lewis Hochberg and Mary Ricing. He became good friends with Ira Gershwin.