Former night editor for The New York Times, in Hollywood as a scenarist from 1917, producer from 1924. Produced the first Oscar-winning picture, Wings (1927). Joined Warner Brothers as contract writer and assistant to Darryl F. Zanuck, 1929-32. Subsequently poached by MGM, which led to a protracted arbitration case and Zanuck's defection to 20th ...
Born:in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA
Died:(age 83) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA