In 1968, he and partner Johnny Wayne co-wrote the teleplay for an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS called "Rome, Sweet Rome" about the misadventures of an American living in Rome. The pilot starred Bill Bixby and featuring Jules Munchin and David Burns.
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[on Johnny Wayne
's death]: He was lying there and holding my hand so tightly I knew he was saying goodbye. What can you say? What can you do? We had worked together for a whole lifetime. But I could still feel his strength - a young man's strength. He seemed to be saying, 'Ohay, I'm going. We did all right. Wish me well'.
He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on November 14, 1996 for his services to entertainment in Canada.