Formed his own band, Daniel and His Music Lions, in which he served as leader, singer and saxophone player
Began career as musician at summer resort hotels in the Catskills
Worked as a nightclub comedian
Appeared (in a canoe) in film, "Glorifying the American Girl" before attending the Neighborhood Playhouse
Directed stage productions in Canada
Performed in Broadway production and on tour in "Pins and Needles"
Joined the Actors Laboratory in Los Angeles
Taught at Max Reinhardt's theater workshop
Served in the Far East with the US Infantry Special Services
Worked as director at the Las Palmas theater in New York after WWII
First film credit, as dialogue director on "The Counterfeiters"
Taught at the American Theatre Wing, NY
Directed summer tryout of "Come Back, Little Sheba" at Westport Playhouse, CT
Directed Broadway production of "Come Back, Little Sheba"
Directed Broadway premiere of Tennessee Williams's "The Rose Tattoo"
Directed first feature film, "Come Back Little Sheba"
TV directing debut, "Another Part of the Forest"