Robert Benchley  American Actor

Current Status

Robert Benchley passed away on 21st Nov 1945 aged 56.


Robert Benchley was previously married to Gertrude Darling (1906 - 1945).

Robert Benchley had 2 children, Nathaniel (100) and Robert (97).


Robert Benchley is a 56 year old American Actor. Born Robert Charles Benchley on 15th September, 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts, he is famous for Member of Algonquin Round Table in a career that spans 1928–1946. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Robert Benchley is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American male actors, American male film actors and 20th-century American actors.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Robert Benchley56 VirgoActor
Gertrude Darling91 Pisces


Male13th November, 1915100 years old
Male191997 years old


Road to Utopia1946NarratorMovie
The Bride Wore Boots1946Uncle Todd WarrenMovie
Janie Gets Married1946John Van BruntMovie
Duffy's Tavern1945Robert BenchleyMovie
It's in the Bag!1945ParkerMovie
Kiss and Tell1945Uncle George ArcherMovie
The Stork Club1945Tom P. CurtisMovie
Week-End at the Waldorf1945Randy MortonMovie
Pan-Americana1945Charlie CorkerMovie
Snafu1945Ben StevensMovie
Boogie Woogie1945Frederick Stumplefinger, FatherShort Film
Hollywood Victory Caravan1945Robert BenchleyShort Film
I'm a Civilian Here Myself1945Joe DoakesMovie
Janie1944John Van BruntMovie
Practically Yours1944Judge Robert SimpsonMovie
See Here, Private Hargrove1944Mr. Holliday (uncredited)Movie
Song of Russia1944Hank HigginsMovie
National Barn Dance1944J.B. MitchamMovie
Her Primitive Man1944Martin OsborneMovie
Why Daddy?1944Joseph A. DoakesShort Film
Important Business1944Joseph A. DoakesShort Film
Flesh and Fantasy1943Doakes (Framing Story)Movie
The Sky's the Limit1943Phil HarrimanMovie
Young and Willing1943Arthur KennyMovie
My Tomato1943Joseph A. DoakesShort Film
No News Is Good News1943Answer Man, NewscasterMovie
I Married a Witch1942Dr. Dudley WhiteMovie
Take a Letter, Darling1942G.B. AtwaterMovie
The Major and the Minor1942Mr. OsborneMovie
Keeping in Shape1942Joe DoakesShort Film
Nothing But Nerves1942Mr. BenchleyShort Film
The Man's Angle1942Joe DoakesShort Film
The Witness1942Joe DoakesShort Film
Nice Girl?1941Oliver DanaMovie
The Reluctant Dragon1941Robert BenchleyMovie
You'll Never Get Rich1941Martin CortlandMovie
Bedtime Story1941Eddie TurnerMovie
Three Girls About Town1941Wilburforce PuddleMovie
Crime Control1941Joe DoakesShort Film
The Forgotten Man1941Joe DoakesShort Film
How to Take a Vacation1941The HusbandShort Film
Waiting for Baby1941Joseph DoakesShort Film
Foreign Correspondent1940StebbinsMovie
Hired Wife1940Roger Van HornMovie
Home Movies1940Joe DoakesShort Film
That Inferior Feeling1940Joseph H. 'Joe' DoakesShort Film
Trouble with Husbands, The1940Joe DoakesMovie
Dark Magic1939Joseph A. DoakesShort Film
How to Eat1939Joe DoakesShort Film
How to Sub-Let1939Joseph A. DoakesShort Film
See Your Doctor1939Lecturer, Joseph H. DoakesShort Film
Home Early1939Joe DoakesShort Film
An Hour for Lunch1939Lecturer, JoeShort Film
The Day of Rest1939Joe DoakesShort Film
The Courtship of the Newt1938Zoology professorShort Film
How to Figure Income Tax1938Joe DoakesShort Film
Mental Poise1938Psychoanalyst, Mr. OstegrafShort Film
Music Made Simple1938Robert BenchleyShort Film
An Evening Alone1938DoakesShort Film
How to Raise a Baby1938Lecturer FatherShort Film
Opening Day1938City Treasurer BenchleyShort Film
How to Watch Football1938Football FanShort Film
How to Read1938LecturerShort Film
Broadway Melody of 19381937DuffyMovie
Live, Love and Learn1937OscarMovie
A Night at the Movies1937HusbandShort Film
Sunday Night at the Trocadero1937Robert BenchleyShort Film
The Romance of Digestion1937Joe DoakesShort Film
How to Start the Day1937LecturerShort Film
Piccadilly Jim1936Bill MaconMovie
How to Be a Detective1936LecturerShort Film
How to Behave1936Mr. BenchleyShort Film
How to Vote1936Mr. Robert BenchleyShort Film
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs1936Bob Benchley (as Bob Benchley)Short Film
How to Train a Dog1936Lecturer, Dog OwnerShort Film
China Seas1935McCalebMovie
How to Sleep1935Host, NarratorShort Film
David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer'1935Master of CeremoniesShort Film
How to Break 90 at Croquet1935Joe DoakesMovie
Social Register1934Robert BenchleyMovie
Dancing Lady1933Ward KingMovie
Rafter Romance1933HubbellMovie
Headline Shooter1933Radio AnnouncerMovie
Your Technocracy and Mine1933Robert BenchleyShort Film
The Sport Parade1932Radio AnnouncerMovie
Furnace Trouble1929Robert BenchleyMovie
Lesson No. 11929LecturerShort Film
Stewed, Fried and Boiled1929LecturerShort Film
The Treasurer's Report1928TreasurerShort Film
The Sex Life of the Polyp1928LecturerShort Film
Spellbinder, The1928Robert BenchleyMovie
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    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...

    Confirmed Relationships1
    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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