Other half of piano duo Ferrante & Teicherknown. They were called "gods of easy listening" and were known for embellishments of movie themes and love songs.
He met his partner
He and Ferrante had hits with recordings of such film themes as The Apartment, Exodus, and West Side Story's Tonight, earning themselves the nickname the movie theme team.
He was married twice, first to professional New York Pops and Sutton Ensemble violinist Elaine Sutin, then to his widow Betty. He fathered three children: Richard, Susan, and David.
He and Ferrante were both influenced early in their careers by the work of John Cage.