(b New York, NY, Feb 10, 1884; d Los Angeles, CA, Sept 18, 1947). American lyricist who formed a songwriting partnership with harry Ruby .
(b Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 16, 1889; d New York, NY, June 2, 1961). American librettist and director. He first worked as a journalist, serving for a time as head of the drama desk at the New York Times, but resigned in order to write his own plays. His first libretto, produced in collaboration with Marc Connelly, was for ...