Roald Dahl: Children's Author and Secret Agent

Roald Dahl answers a telephone while filming an episode of the science fiction show 'Way Out' in Central Park, New York, March 25, 1961. CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images

Today author Roald Dahl is best-known for his prolific writing career -- but, as it turns out, he lived an entirely different life before he ever put pen to paper to create children's stories. Learn more about Roald Dahl's earlier life as a fighter ace, a legendary ladies man, and a World War II-era spy (seriously, like a real-life James Bond!) in this episode.