(1900–73), journalist and author. Born in New York and educated at New York University, he began his career as a cub reporter for Variety in 1919. He remained with the publication for the rest of his life, first organizing its European news service and establishing its Paris office, briefly directing its Hollywood office, and then becoming editor in 1933. He continued the policy of Sime Silverman of attempting full, impartial coverage of all forms of entertainment. Among his books are Inside Stuff on Popular Songs (1927), Show Biz, From Vaude to Video (1951), and The Spice of Variety (1952).
From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.