Robert Benchley

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Noun1.Robert Benchley - United States humorist (1889-1945)Robert Benchley - United States humorist (1889-1945)  
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"I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it." - Robert Benchley.
* "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." 6 Robert Benchley
Another equally mischievous prankster from the literary world was Robert Benchley, author of many books, including My Ten Years in a Quandary.
Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Benchley, and Dorothy Parker.
Overcome with guilt and plagued by the alcohol addiction that would lead to a fatal heart attack just three years later, Fitzgerald worked as a studio screenwriter for projects both notable (Gone with the Wind) and forgotten (A Yank at Oxford), surrounded by colleagues such as Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Humphrey Bogart.
Robert Benchley plays a columnist, a kind of narrator.
The Telegram & Gazette feature "Then and Now'' on 941 Main St., Worcester referred to the former home of humorist Robert Benchley, his early life, graduation from Harvard, and work at Vanity Fair and the New Yorker.
First, in each of the focus examples, the humor is self-deprecating, something by which another favored-by-Hitchcock performer, Robert Benchley, might have been influenced.
Perry quotes the humorous writer, Robert Benchley, who said: "Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at that moment."
The respected early 20th century American writer Robert Benchley also once said: "I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry".
Built at the turn of the 19th century, the Algonquin became famous for its Round Table, a circle of writers and actors that frequented the hotel, including Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and Robert Sherwood.