1960 – "The Second Time Around" (music by Jimmy Van Heusen) for the film High Time. I'd been churning out "special lyrics" for special occasions for years and this helped facilitate my tremendous speed with lyric writing. 1945 – "Anywhere" (music by Jule Styne) from the film Tonight and Every Night.
He and his collaborators had a series of hit recordings with Frank Sinatra during the singer's tenure at Capitol Records but also enjoyed hits with Dean Martin Doris Day and many others. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He won the Academy Award four times for his songs including the popular song "Three Coins in the Fountain".