( See detailed Biography of the author on his books)Bob Telford began his theatrical career at the age of fifteen in Shaker Heights, Ohio with two seasons of summer stock directed by his multitalented science teacher, Norman Staiger. This was followed by three years of theatre at Kent State U, interrupted by WW II in which he served as a Lieutenant in the Infantry.He qualified as a Paratrooper at Ft. Benning and, at the end of the war, was stationed in the Philippines in preparation For The invasion of Japan. Following the Japanese surrender, he was assigned to Gen. MacArthur's Hq. As Administration Officer For The Ernie Pyle Theatre in Tokyo and took the first G. I. production of Arsenic and Old Lace by train to all U.S. Army bases on Honshu.Following the war, Telford enrolled in the Pasadena (Playhouse) School of Theatre where he fmished up his Bachelor of Theatre Arts Degree with a double major in acting and directing. Following a brief career as announcer on a classical music, FM station in Watertown, NY, he joined his former classmates in New York, acting in off-Broadway and E. L. T. plays and working with the American Negro Theatre with such luminaries as Frank Silvera, Maxwell Glanville and Sidney Poitier plus directing his first professional show, The Children of Darkness, "off Broadway"while joining other actors driving a National Cab to keep food on the table.