Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley
1940 - 2006

Peter Benchley  American Writer


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Peter Benchley was previously married to Winifred B. Wesson (1964 - 2006).


American Writer Peter Benchley was born Peter Bradford Benchley on 31st May, 1940 in New York City, New York and passed away on 11th Feb 2006 Princeton, New Jersey aged 65. He is most remembered for Jaws. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Peter Benchley is a member of the following lists: American screenwriters, People from New York City and American novelists.


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First Name Peter
Middle Name Bradford
Last Name Benchley
Full Name at Birth Peter Bradford Benchley
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 31st May, 1940
Birthplace New York City, New York
Died 11th February, 2006
Place of Death Princeton, New Jersey
Cause of Death Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, Producer, Actor
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Jaws
Year(s) Active 1975–2006, 1967–2006
Official Websites
Father Nathaniel Benchley
Mother Marjorie Bradford

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter, and ocean activist. He is known as the author of the bestselling novel Jaws and co-wrote its film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Several more of his works were also adapted for both cinema and television, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark.

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Peter Benchley65 GeminiWriter
Winifred B. Wesson-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TracyFemaleWinifred B. Wesson
ClaytonMaleWinifred B. Wesson
ChristopherMaleWinifred B. Wesson


Creature1998Exec's BuddyTV Show
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle1994Frank CrowninshieldMovie
The Deep1977Mate (uncredited)Movie




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