Robert L. Mills, a native of San Francisco, served in the Navy after high
school and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1962 and the
University of California Hastings Law in 1965. He practiced law for ten years before moving to Hollywood to write for
television. Mills worked on The Dinah Shore Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity
Roasts before joining Bob Hope as a staff writer in 1977. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, and in 1999 he became an enrichment lecturer for Crystal Cruise, performing shows based on his experiences with Hope aboard numerous cruise ships. He lives in Studio City, California, with his wife Shelley.