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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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"I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it." - Robert Benchley.
In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family.
* "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." 6 Robert Benchley
CHENNAI: It seems that "Jaws," Steven Spielberg's classic 1975 movie adapted from Peter Benchley's novel, can never be dislodged from its high pedestal of sheer suspense and moments of terror.
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Nathaniel Benchley's Red Fox and His Canoe introduces Red Fox, a small boy, and his dad.
Another equally mischievous prankster from the literary world was Robert Benchley, author of many books, including My Ten Years in a Quandary.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel, the film is about the almost unbearably tense search for a great white shark swimme waw preying on swimmers in American waters.
Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) accepted the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for excellence in policy at a ceremony last night.
Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Benchley, and Dorothy Parker.
The researchers named the new species Etmopterus benchleyi, after Peter Benchley, the author of the book Jaws" and co-author of its 1975 film adaptation.
The result was The Deep - like its blockbusting predecessor based on a novel by Peter Benchley.