Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley
1889 - 1945

Robert Benchley  American Actor

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...

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Longest Relationship39 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship39 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length39 yrs, 5 mths
First Name Robert
Middle Name Charles
Last Name Benchley
Full Name at Birth Robert Charles Benchley
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th September, 1889
Birthplace Worcester, Massachusetts
Died 21st November, 1945
Place of Death New York, New York
Cause of Death Cirrhosis of the Liver
Build Large
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, critic, film actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Member of Algonquin Round Table
Music Genre (Text) Deadpan, Parody, Surreal humour
Year(s) Active 1928–1946, 1928–1945
Friend Dorothy Parker, Robert Sherwood, Dusty Anderson
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Robert Benchley56 VirgoActor
Gertrude Darling91 Pisces


Male13th November, 1915100 years old
Male191997 years old


Road to Utopia1946 Narrator Movie
The Bride Wore Boots1946 Uncle Todd Warren Movie
Janie Gets Married1946 John Van Brunt Movie
Duffy's Tavern1945 Robert Benchley Movie
It's in the Bag!1945 Parker Movie
Kiss and Tell1945 Uncle George Archer Movie
The Stork Club1945 Tom P. Curtis Movie
Week-End at the Waldorf1945 Randy Morton Movie
Pan-Americana1945 Charlie Corker Movie
Snafu1945 Ben Stevens Movie
Boogie Woogie1945 Frederick Stumplefinger, Father Short Film
Hollywood Victory Caravan1945 Robert Benchley Short Film
I'm a Civilian Here Myself1945 Joe Doakes Movie
Janie1944 John Van Brunt Movie
Practically Yours1944 Judge Robert Simpson Movie
See Here, Private Hargrove1944 Mr. Holliday (uncredited) Movie
Song of Russia1944 Hank Higgins Movie
National Barn Dance1944 J.B. Mitcham Movie
Her Primitive Man1944 Martin Osborne Movie
Why Daddy?1944 Joseph A. Doakes Short Film
Important Business1944 Joseph A. Doakes Short Film
Flesh and Fantasy1943 Doakes (Framing Story) Movie
The Sky's the Limit1943 Phil Harriman Movie
Young and Willing1943 Arthur Kenny Movie
My Tomato1943 Joseph A. Doakes Short Film
No News Is Good News1943 Answer Man, Newscaster Movie
I Married a Witch1942 Dr. Dudley White Movie
Syncopation1942 Doakes Movie
Take a Letter, Darling1942 G.B. Atwater Movie
The Major and the Minor1942 Mr. Osborne Movie
Keeping in Shape1942 Joe Doakes Short Film
Nothing But Nerves1942 Mr. Benchley Short Film
The Man's Angle1942 Joe Doakes Short Film
The Witness1942 Joe Doakes Short Film
Nice Girl?1941 Oliver Dana Movie
The Reluctant Dragon1941 Robert Benchley Movie
You'll Never Get Rich1941 Martin Cortland Movie
Bedtime Story1941 Eddie Turner Movie
Three Girls About Town1941 Wilburforce Puddle Movie
Crime Control1941 Joe Doakes Short Film
The Forgotten Man1941 Joe Doakes Short Film
How to Take a Vacation1941 The Husband Short Film
Waiting for Baby1941 Joseph Doakes Short Film
Foreign Correspondent1940 Stebbins Movie
Hired Wife1940 Roger Van Horn Movie
Home Movies1940 Joe Doakes Short Film
That Inferior Feeling1940 Joseph H. 'Joe' Doakes Short Film
Trouble with Husbands, The1940 Joe Doakes Movie
Dark Magic1939 Joseph A. Doakes Short Film
How to Eat1939 Joe Doakes Short Film
How to Sub-Let1939 Joseph A. Doakes Short Film
See Your Doctor1939 Lecturer, Joseph H. Doakes Short Film
Home Early1939 Joe Doakes Short Film
An Hour for Lunch1939 Lecturer, Joe Short Film
The Day of Rest1939 Joe Doakes Short Film
The Courtship of the Newt1938 Zoology professor Short Film
How to Figure Income Tax1938 Joe Doakes Short Film
Mental Poise1938 Psychoanalyst, Mr. Ostegraf Short Film
Music Made Simple1938 Robert Benchley Short Film
An Evening Alone1938 Doakes Short Film
How to Raise a Baby1938 Lecturer Father Short Film
Opening Day1938 City Treasurer Benchley Short Film
How to Watch Football1938 Football Fan Short Film
How to Read1938 Lecturer Short Film
Broadway Melody of 19381937 Duffy Movie
Live, Love and Learn1937 Oscar Movie
A Night at the Movies1937 Husband Short Film
Sunday Night at the Trocadero1937 Robert Benchley Short Film
The Romance of Digestion1937 Joe Doakes Short Film
How to Start the Day1937 Lecturer Short Film
Piccadilly Jim1936 Bill Macon Movie
How to Be a Detective1936 Lecturer Short Film
How to Behave1936 Mr. Benchley Short Film
How to Vote1936 Mr. Robert Benchley Short Film
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs1936 Bob Benchley (as Bob Benchley) Short Film
How to Train a Dog1936 Lecturer, Dog Owner Short Film
China Seas1935 McCaleb Movie
How to Sleep1935 Host, Narrator Short Film
David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer'1935 Master of Ceremonies Short Film
How to Break 90 at Croquet1935 Joe Doakes Movie
Social Register1934 Robert Benchley Movie
Dancing Lady1933 Ward King Movie
Rafter Romance1933 Hubbell Movie
Headline Shooter1933 Radio Announcer Movie
Your Technocracy and Mine1933 Robert Benchley Short Film
The Sport Parade1932 Radio Announcer Movie
Furnace Trouble1929 Robert Benchley Movie
Lesson No. 11929 Lecturer Short Film
Stewed, Fried and Boiled1929 Lecturer Short Film
The Treasurer's Report1928 Treasurer Short Film
The Sex Life of the Polyp1928 Lecturer Short Film
Spellbinder, The1928 Robert Benchley Movie
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