Story and Book
Stone was born in Los Angeles. His mother was a film writer and his father was the writer and producer of many silent films.
Stone is among that rarefied group of writers who have conquered stage, screen, and television by winning an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy. In 1965, he won an Oscar for his work as a screenwriter on Father Goose, however it is the Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn vehicle, Charade, that is probably Stone's best-remembered film. He won Tony Awards for his books for the Broadway musicals Titanic, Woman Of The Year and 1776. He won an Emmy for a 1962 episode of The Defenders.
Shortly after Stone's death, in a memorial ceremony it was observed that the two most famous ships of all time were Noah’s Ark and the Titanic, and that Stone had written Broadway Musicals about both of them.