Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1889-09-15
Death 1945-11-21
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American author, actor, humorist, and screenwriter; b. Robert Charles Benchley.

From the description of Robert Benchley collection, 1770-1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70967664

Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a humorist grew when he became editor of the New York Tribune's Sunday Magazine. During the 1920's he was the dramatic editor for both Life Magazine and the New Yorker. His career also included writing, acting and directing for MGM.

From the guide to the Robert Benchley papers, 1920-1956, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a humorist grew when he became editor of the New York Tribune's Sunday Magazine. During the 1920's he was the dramatic editor for both Life Magazine and the New Yorker. His career also included writing, acting and directing for MGM.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1956. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571047

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Subjects:

  • Theater--United States
  • Motion picture industry
  • Theater
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures--United States
  • Fiction--Authorship
  • Advertising copy
  • American literature--20th century
  • American wit and humor
  • Authorship

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  • Authors, American
  • Actors--United States
  • Performer
  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Humorists, American

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)