(Playwright; 1923-2002). 21/2 Jews
was his first play and premiered Off-Broadway when he was 75. He began the varied career that preceded the Off-Broadway production of this play as a publicist, representing notables ranging from Howdy Doody to Harry Belafonte. In addition, he became the lyricist for songs, including the standard "That's All." His work has been recorded by top singers, among them: Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mel Torme, and Peggy Lee. He was a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. As one of the more respected private dealers in the field, he was a major source of African and Oceanic art to museum and private collections.