Songwriter ("It Was a Very Good Year", "I Believe", "Tico Tico", "Perdido", "Quando Quando Quando"), composer, author and producer, educated at Juilliard, City College of New York, BSS. He edited the college magazine "Mercury". For the Broadway show "What Makes Sammy Run?", he wrote the stage scores and song lyrics. Joining ASCAP in 1958, his other popular-song compositions include "Come to the Mardi Gras", "A Room Without Windows", "When You Cry, When You Laugh", "Sonata", "Good Morning, Heartache", "Castle Rock", "Made for Each Other", "The Friendliest Thing", "Some Days Everything Goes Wrong", "A Tender Spot", "One God", "Beloved Be Faithful", "My Hometown", "Something to Live For", "Longing", "The Rickety Rickshaw", "I Wuv a Wabbit", "Street of Thirty Three Steps", "Father of Girls", "Meet Mr. Callaghan", and "My Friend".