1937 – Born in New York City and educated at the University of Michigan. A former magazine writer and an editor at Esquire, he formed a screenwriting team with Robert Benton that lasted through several plays and screenplays.
1967 – Wielded an enormous impact with their first films collaboration, BONNIE AND CLYDE (Academy Award nomination), and went on to write several other successful scripts before parting company in the late 70s when Benton turned to directing.
1972-1983 – His other efforts include What’s up Doc?,Superman I, II & III, Santa Claus and Takedown (a.k.a. "Hackers 2: Takedown").