Darwin Teilhet

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Birthday
20, 1904
Birthplace
Wyanette, IL
Death Date
Apr 18, 1964 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1904
Birthplace
Wyanette, IL
Death Date
Apr 18, 1964 (59)

About

An acclaimed American fiction writer and screenwriter, he is most remembered for such mystery novels as The Talking Sparrow Murders (1934), Bright Destination (1935), and The Ticking Terror Murders (1935). He received a Newbery Honor for his 1946 work, The Avion My Uncle Flew.

Before Fame

He toured with a French circus and was stationed in Europe as a U.S. intelligence officer before working as a screenwriter and a Stanford University journalism professor. He published his first mystery novel, Death Flies High, in 1931.

Trivia

While living in Hawaii, he was hired as the assistant to the president of Dole Pineapple.

Family Life

He was born in a small Illinois town called Wyanett. He later settled with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Associated With

Like scientist John McCarthy, he was affiliated with Stanford University.

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