Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley
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Robert Benchley
Film: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Actor | Screenwriter
Born Sept. 15, 1889 in Worcester, MA
Died Nov. 21, 1945 of cerebral hemorrhage in New York, NY

Robert Benchley was a funny, confused, chubby man who stammered and shrugged his way into the hearts of millions.

He was an author, playwright, actor, columnist, critic, and commentator on human foibles, mostly his own. He drifted out of a number of jobs at newspapers and magazines before he landed in Hollywood, where he began writing and acting. He starred in the classic "How to Sleep," which won a 1935 Oscar.

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