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Also Known As: Died: May 19, 1993
Born: May 8, 1912 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Worked as a feature writer for <i>Literary Digest</i> in the mid-1930s
1937:
Left the magazine and moved to Hollywood; began working in the shorts department of MGM
1941:
Received feature screen credit for providing the story for the Gene Autry Western, "The Singing Hill"
1941:
First screenplay, "Back in the Saddle", starring Autry
1942:
Joined the Army Air Force; reached the rank of captain serving in the Philippines and New Guinea
1945:
Signed with 20th Century-Fox upon his return from war service (date approximate)
1947:
Film screenplay after WWII service, "Boomerang"
1955:
Directorial debut, "Three Stripes in the Sun" (also wrote)
1960:
Directed a second feature film, "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (also wrote)
1963:
Moved into TV by creating the TV sitcom, "Our Man Higgins", starring Stanley Holloway
1966:
Created the TV series, "The Felony Squad", starring Howard Duff and Dennis Cole, which ran until 1969
1967:
Wrote and produced a pilot for a "Hardy Boys" TV series
1980:
Last screenplay (after twenty years), "The Kidnapping of the President"

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