Peter O'Donnell
Date of Birth
Apr 11, 1920


For a time in the 1960s and '70s, Peter O'Donnell bid fair to be the next Ian Fleming, and although he didn't quite get there, he did alright with his best-known creation, Modesty Blaise. Born in 1920, O'Donnell began his writing career in 1936, and served in the British Army's Royal Signal Corps from 1938-1945. He resumed his writing career in 1946 by scripting comic strips, and later wrote for...