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Bench·ley(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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