Robert Benchley life and biography

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Robert Benchley biography

Date of birth : 1889-09-15
Date of death : 1945-11-21
Birthplace : Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-24
Credited as : Humorist and screenwriter, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker,

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Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.

Filmography - as actor:

Janie Gets Married (14-Jun-1946)
The Bride Wore Boots (8-May-1946)
Road to Utopia (27-Feb-1946) Narrator
The Stork Club (28-Dec-1945)
Weekend at the Waldorf (5-Oct-1945)
Kiss and Tell (4-Oct-1945)
Duffy's Tavern (28-Sep-1945) Himself
It's in the Bag (21-Apr-1945)
Pan-Americana (22-Mar-1945)
Practically Yours (20-Dec-1944)
Janie (25-Jul-1944)
Song of Russia (10-Feb-1944)
Flesh and Fantasy (29-Oct-1943)
The Sky's the Limit (13-Jul-1943)
Young and Willing (5-Feb-1943)
I Married a Witch (30-Oct-1942)
The Major and the Minor (16-Sep-1942)
Take a Letter, Darling (6-May-1942)
Bedtime Story (25-Dec-1941)
Three Girls About Town (23-Oct-1941)
You'll Never Get Rich (25-Sep-1941)
The Reluctant Dragon (20-Jun-1941) Himself
Nice Girl? (21-Feb-1941)
Hired Wife (13-Sep-1940)
Foreign Correspondent (16-Aug-1940)
Live, Love and Learn (29-Oct-1937)
Broadway Melody of 1938 (20-Aug-1937)
Piccadilly Jim (14-Aug-1936)
China Seas (9-Aug-1935)
Dancing Lady (24-Nov-1933)
Rafter Romance (1-Sep-1933)

Author of books:

Of All Things (1921)
Love Conquers All (1922)
From Bed to Worse (1934)
My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew (1936)
Inside Benchley (1941)
Benchley Beside Himself (1943)

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