Benchley [bench′lē]
Robert (Charles) 1889-1945; U.S. humorist

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  • Benchley — is a surname, and may refer to:* Henry Wetherby Benchley (1822 1867), American politician * Nat Benchley (21st century), American actor * Nathaniel Benchley (1915 1981), American author * Peter Benchley (1940 2006), American author * Robert… …   Wikipedia

  • Benchley — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Nathaniel Benchley (1915–1981), US amerikanischer Autor Peter Benchley (1940–2006), US amerikanischer Autor Robert Benchley (1889–1945), US amerikanischer Humorist, Theaterkritiker und Schauspieler Benchley… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benchley —   [ bentʃlɪ], Peter Bradford, amerikanischer Schriftsteller, * New York 8. 5. 1940; Journalist; wurde bekannt mit dem Buch »Jaws« (1974; deutsch »Der weiße Hai«), dessen Verfilmung 1974/75 durch S. Spielberg ein großer Kassenschlager wurde.  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Benchley — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Benchley est un patronyme pouvant désigner: Henry Wetherby Benchley (1822 1867), politicien américain Nat Benchley, acteur américain Nathaniel Benchley… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Benchley — noun United States humorist (1889 1945) • Syn: ↑Robert Benchley, ↑Robert Charles Benchley • Instance Hypernyms: ↑humorist, ↑humourist, ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benchley, Texas — is a small community in Robertson County, Texas. Named after Henry Benchley, ancestor of humorist Robert Benchley, it was settled around 1830 and has a population of approximately 100.External links and references*… …   Wikipedia

  • Benchley, Robert — ▪ American actor and writer in full  Robert Charles Benchley  born September 15, 1889, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S. died November 21, 1945, New York, New York  American humorist, actor, and drama critic, whose main persona, that of a slightly… …   Universalium

  • Benchley, Peter Bradford — ▪ 2007       American writer (b. May 8, 1940, New York, N.Y. d. Feb. 11, 2006, Princeton, N.J.), was the author of the novel Jaws (1974), which sold more than 20 million copies and spawned the motion picture of the same title in 1975; the story… …   Universalium

  • Benchley, Robert (Charles) — born Sept. 15, 1889, Worcester, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 21, 1945, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. drama critic, actor, and humorist. Benchley graduated from Harvard University and joined the staff of Life magazine in 1920. A regular member of the… …   Universalium

  • Benchley, Robert C. — (1889 1945)    The wry humorist, critic, and sometime actor was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1912. His journalistic career took him from the New York Tribune to the editorship of Vanity Fair, even as… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

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