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Robert Benchley

Robert BenchleyAKA Robert Charles Benchley

Born: 15-Sep-1889
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 21-Nov-1945
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Humorist and screenwriter

Wife: Gertrude Darling (m. 6-Jun-1914, until his death)
Son: Nathaniel Benchley (author, b. 13-Nov-1915, d. 14-Dec-1981)

    Algonquin Round Table
    Life Theater Critic (1920-29)
    The New Yorker Columnist (1929-40)
    Harvard Lampoon
    Dutch Treat Club (1920-31)
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Janie Gets Married (14-Jun-1946) · John Van Brunt
    The Bride Wore Boots (8-May-1946)
    Road to Utopia (27-Feb-1946) · Narrator
    The Stork Club (28-Dec-1945) · Tom Curtis
    Weekend at the Waldorf (5-Oct-1945) · Randy Morton
    Kiss and Tell (4-Oct-1945)
    Duffy's Tavern (28-Sep-1945) · Himself
    It's in the Bag (21-Apr-1945) · Parker
    Pan-Americana (22-Mar-1945)
    Practically Yours (20-Dec-1944)
    Janie (25-Jul-1944) · John Van Brunt
    Song of Russia (10-Feb-1944)
    Flesh and Fantasy (29-Oct-1943)
    The Sky's the Limit (13-Jul-1943) · Phil Harriman
    Young and Willing (5-Feb-1943)
    I Married a Witch (30-Oct-1942) · Dr. Dudley White
    The Major and the Minor (16-Sep-1942)
    Take a Letter, Darling (6-May-1942)
    Bedtime Story (25-Dec-1941) · Eddie Turner
    Three Girls About Town (23-Oct-1941)
    You'll Never Get Rich (25-Sep-1941) · Martin Cortland
    The Reluctant Dragon (20-Jun-1941) · Himself
    Nice Girl? (21-Feb-1941)
    Hired Wife (13-Sep-1940) · Roger Van Horn
    Foreign Correspondent (16-Aug-1940) · Stebbins
    Live, Love and Learn (29-Oct-1937)
    Broadway Melody of 1938 (20-Aug-1937) · Duffy
    Piccadilly Jim (14-Aug-1936)
    China Seas (9-Aug-1935) · McCaleb
    Dancing Lady (24-Nov-1933)
    Rafter Romance (1-Sep-1933) · Hubbell
    Headline Shooter (28-Jul-1933) · Radio Announcer
    The Sport Parade (11-Nov-1932) · Radio Announcer

Author of books:
Of All Things (1921)
Love Conquers All (1922)
From Bed to Worse (1934)
My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew (1936)
Inside Benchley (1941)
Benchley Beside Himself (1943)


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