Date of birth : May 3, 1907, Rockford, Ohio.
Date of death : January 16, 1987, Yonkers, State of New York.
Occupation reporter and writer in Hollywood.
He met Marilyn in July 1949, while she was in New York City for the promotion of "Love Happy" (1950).
Heinterviewed her at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel and wrote an article to make her known.
He published many columns about Marilyn, sometimes based on very useful informations coming from Marilyn herself.
He was one of her allies in the press, and she gave him some spicy gossips.
On June 17, 1953, he interviewed Marilyn at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In 1954, he visited her on the set of "There's No Business Like Show Business" ,
In September 1954, he attended the press conference given for "The Seven Year Itch"
On March 9, 1955, he attended the premiere of "East of Eden"
On June 13, 1957, he was present during the premiere of "The Prince and the Showgirl" at the Radio City Music
On November 16, 1960, he sent her a letter to congratulate her for the shooting of "The Misfits" and begged her
In 1961 he was the first to reveal the information about the imminent divorce of Marilyn from Arthur Miller.
Letter to Inez Melson dated May 14, 1965 .
He wrote several books about Hollywood, especially "The Show Business Nobody Knows" (1971), which turned out to be an important source of ancdotes for Marilyn's biographers.