As an editor Dodds has worked on the memoirs of Lyndon B. Johnson, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, David Niven, and others. These achievements require research, interviewing, and technical skills as well as poignant and practical command of the written language. Currently, Mr. Dodds is the publisher of Belvedere Books.
His long career as an editor and publisher and his marriage to Vivian Vance, the late actress who for many years co-starred with Lucille Ball on the "I Love Lucy" show, have given him remarkably wide-ranging friendships in the worlds of politics and show business. He is a great raconteur who delights with tales of events and escapades in the lives of the famous people he has known and worked with.