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Robert Benchley Short 1928

30 January 2013

Member of the famed Algonquin Round Table, Robert Benchley went from his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon to writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, then Broadway then Hollywood where he won an Academy Award for his short How to Sleep.

His first performance on Broadway was in 1922’s No Sirree a production created by members of the Round Table as a lark and was The Treasurer’s Report which he wrote and performed.

You may have heard of his grandson, Peter Benchley, who wrote a book about a shark that was pretty popular for a while.

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One Comments to “Robert Benchley Short 1928”

  1. And all this time I thought Peter Benchley was writing about unfaithful wives.

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