(1904–76), producer. Born in Brooklyn, he served as a public accountant and general manager to Herman Shumlin before embarking on his own producing career. His first venture, Heavenly Express (1940), was a failure, but his second try, Deep Are the Roots (1945), succeeded. Among his important productions were Another Part of the Forest (1946), Command Decision (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Autumn Garden (1951), The Crucible (1953), The Diary of Anne Frank (1955), The Most Happy Fella (1956), Look Homeward, Angel (1957), The Music Man (1957), Toys in the Attic (1960), The Hot l Baltimore (1973), and Equus (1974).
From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.