Composer, conductor and arranger, educated at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in music and economics. Throughout college, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and directed his own orchestra. After graduation he joined CBS in Chicago, where he was staff arranger for WBBM. He has arranged for the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, Harry James, and Les Brown, and also for Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Fisher, Martha Tilton, Mel Torme, and Margaret Whiting, plus others. He directed the Victor Borge radio shows and the NBC All Star Summer Revue television show, and he co-produced Mel Torme's radio show. He has made many records.