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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While at Harvard University, Robert Benchley and a friend were walking one day through an exclusive square.
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.
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.
In the mid-1930s, the humorist Robert Benchley invited his friend Ernest Hemingway up to his suite at the Royalton Hotel in New York.
The scales of sophistication," as US writer Robert Benchley once said, "are struck from your eyes and you see in the circus a gathering of men and women who are able to do things as a matter of course which you couldn't do if your life depended on it.
He worked alongside humorist Robert Benchley and critic Dorothy Parker, and the trio had lunch together at the Algonquin Hotel almost daily.