b. 21 Feb 1895, NEW YORK, NY, USA, d. 3 March 1966, Beverly Hillsides, LA, California, USA. Areas was born right into a showbusiness family members, his dad was Lew Areas, vaudeville star transformed impresario. His youthful sibling was librettist Herbert Areas and his sister was songwriter Dorothy Areas. After graduation from school he served in america Army during Globe Battle I and remained on in Paris, France before early 20s. He previously begun composing for papers and periodicals and on his go back to New York started doing work for Florenz Ziegfeld. Frequently in cooperation with Jerome Chodorov, he composed musical comedies for the stage and screenplays for Hollywood movies. Among his stage credits, mainly in collaboration, will be the 1940 present My Sister Eileen, afterwards adapting it as the musical, Great Town (1953, that he gained two Tony Honours with collaborator Jerome Chodorov), Junior Miss (1951), Wedding anniversary Waltz (1954), The Ponder Center (1955), as well as the Tunnel Of Appreciate (1957). His biggest stage successes had been Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949, with Anita Loos), and Rose Drum Melody (1958, with Joshua Logan). His screenplay credits are the Big Shot (1931), $1, 000 ONE MINUTE (1935), Fools For Scandal (1938), THE LADY From Mexico (1939), Mexican Spitfire (1940), Louisiana Buy (1942), A Evening In Casablanca (1946), as well as the Farmer REQUIRES A Wife (1953). He also done adaptations of many of his stage takes on for the display, including My Sister Eileen (1942), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Blossom Drum Music (1961).