(November 13 to December 23, 1967) He wrote the book for the musical, "The Happy Time," in a world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Robert Goulet and David Wayne in the cast. Based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor and book by Robert L. Fontaine. John Kander was composer. Fred Ebb was lyricist. ...
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After a brief career as a $10 a bout prizefighter, he enrolled in the University of Philadelphia, eventually graduating in English and philosophy. In 1940, he taught drama at Bryn Mawr Colllege, having published his first play.