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 (bĕnch′lē), Robert Charles 1889-1945.
American humorist, critic, and actor whose works, including the film How to Sleep (1935) and the book My Ten Years in a Quandary (1936), often pitted an average American against the complexities of modern life.


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Robert (Charles), 1889–1945, U.S. humorist.
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As Robert Benchley said: ``There are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
Worcester native Robert Benchley was a member of that round table, as well.
Comedy, co-starring Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, and Eric Blore.
LONDON: Peter Benchley, author of the novel Jaws, to speak at the Royal Geographical Society on shark conservation.
Backed by international conservation organisation WildAid, Mr Peter Benchley made his plea in London, saying these creatures have more to fear from us than we do from them.
Although such humorists as Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Robert Benchley, S.
Benchley, killed on July 1, 1898, at the Battle of San Juan, Cuba.
6 JAWS was based on the novel by Peter Benchley - but his book was based on fact.
Birthdays: Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, 74; author Peter Benchley, 60; Boots Company chief executive Lord Blyth of Rowington, 60; American actress Candice Bergen, 54; England footballer and football manager Jackie Charlton, 65; ballerina Viviana Durante, 33; former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lamont of Lerwick, 58; soprano Dame Felicity Lott, 53; entertainer Gary Wilmot, 44.
The Worcester celebration was coordinated by City Clerk Charles Benchley (father of Robert Benchley and grandfather of Peter Benchley).
Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws is most remembered perhaps for the Oscar-winning soundtrack by John Williams.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston hosted a holiday celebration with a literary theme called "Algonquin Round Table Gala," after the early 20th century literary circle that included such lights as Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley.