- Name: Robert Benchley
- Born: 09/15/1889
- Died: 11/21/1945 (56 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, critic, film director
Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 – November 21, 1945) 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 his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.
Birth Name: Robert Charles Benchley
Genre: Deadpan, Parody, Surreal humour
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Robert Benchley quotes :
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.Robert Benchley
A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death.Robert Benchley
You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it.Robert Benchley
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.Robert Benchley