Date of birth : July 28, 1911, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date of death : January 9, 2002, Washington DC.
Director of production at the Fox in 1962.
Places of living :
- in 1940, 83rd Street, New York
- in 1948, 23 Central Park West, New York.
During the Second World War, he was special agent of the FBI in Brazil () where he helped to supervise German military operations in Latin America.He studied at the Harvard University and graduated in Laws at the George Washington University.
They had two children Peter (September 15, 1945) and Louise.
In 1960 he was hired to turn around a situation which slowly deteriorated.
He had an important personal responsability in the break of the shooting of "Something's Got to Give".
Several successive directors and screenwriters agreed, then quit the project. He tried to prevent Marilyn from going to John Kennedy's birthday in New York, but she paid no heed.
Beginning of June 1962, he took the decision to dismiss her. But, on one hand, Dean Martininvoked a clause of his contract, which allowed him to refuse another partner, and on the other hand, the chanings at the Fox direction modified the situation.
July 25, 1962, he personally visited Marilyn and told her that her back was effective. She was happy to come back on the set; they reviewed together the screenplay, she made some changes he agreed.
Executive producer of "Crusade in Europe" (1949), a TV serie, "Tender Is the Night" (1962), "Something's Got to Give" (1962), "Cleopatra" (1962) and "The Sound of Music" (1965).