Songwriter ("The Object of My Affection"), composer, author,arranger and musician, educated at Los Angeles Poly. He was a musician in dance orchestras and led his own orchestra during 1931-1933, playing in night clubs and dance halls. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant JG in the US Coast Guard, and led the 11th Naval District Coast Guard Band. Joining ASCAP in 1937, his chief musical collaborators included Pinky Tomlinson, and his other popular-song compositions include "Music in the Moonlight", "Bon Voyage", "Remember Cherie", "Hollywood at Vine", "Silver River", "Anitra's Boogie", "What's the Reason?", and "Ivy-Covered Harbor".