BiographyBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Songwriter ("Deep Night"), composer, conductor, pianist, arranger and author, educated at Roxbury Latin School and Harvard University (cum laude), BA, and a student of Walter Piston, Ernst Toch, and Victor Bay. He was a pianist, arranger and vocal arranger for orchestras, musicals and radio. Between 1949 and 1951 he was a composer, arranger and musical director for film studios and television productions, and he created and conducted Las Vegas night club acts, and wrote special material. Joining ASCAP in 1931, his chief musical collaborators included Rudy Vallee, Tom Waring, Edward Heyman, Mack Gordon, and Alfred Newman. Read more... "This Is a Chance of a Lifetime", and "So Beats My Heart for You".