|Also Known As: ||
||May 5, 1972
||February 19, 1913
||Cause of Death:
||Weehawken, New Jersey, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Sold newspapers, ran errands and worked in a brassiere factory
Became messenger for animator Max Fleischer
Moved to Los Angeles
Worked as animator on Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series with Leon Schlesinger's Vitaphone Corporation
Created comic strip, "Van Boring" under the signature "Tish-Tash"
Left animation to serve as gagman and scritpwriter at Hal Roach Studios (writing for Charlie Chase, Laurel and Hardy, Thelma Todd and Our Gang)
Rehired by Leon Schlesinger and directed Porky Pig cartoons
Joined Walt Disney as scriptwriter on "Mickey and the Beanstalk" (date approximate)
First screenplay for non-animated film, "Delightfully Dangerous"
Directed 18-minute puppet film for the Lutheran Church warning against danger of atomic holocoaust
First solo writing credit, "Kill the Umpire"
Feature film directorial debut, "The First Time"
TV debut working for NBC as writer, director and producer
Made first film featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, "Artists and Models"