Actor, composer, songwriter and author, educated at the Jesuit Academy in Italy. He was a playwright and actor in Rome, then created the radio programs "Art Linkletter's Party", "Stop That Villain", and the "Radio Hall of Fame". He appeared in the road production "Time of the Cuckoo". His brother was famed composer Otto Cesana. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his popular-song compositions include "Buy a Bond for a Soldier for Christmas" (the official song of the 6th War Bond Drive), "Roses and Champagne", "Don't Be Afraid, My Darling", and "Halfway to the Stars".