Robert Benchley

Humorist, Author, Journalist
Robert Benchley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Benchley's earliest roles were in film, including the romantic comedy "Rafter Romance" (1933) with Ginger Rogers, "Dancing Lady" (1933) and "The ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

The Road to Utopia 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Duffy's Tavern 1945 (Movie)

Robert Benchley (Actor)

Janie 1944 (Movie)

John Van Brunt (Actor)

Pan-Americana 1944 (Movie)

Charlie Corker (Actor)

The Major and the Minor 1941 (Movie)

Mr Osborne (Actor)

Foreign Correspondent 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

China Seas 1934 (Movie)

McCaleb (Actor)

Dancing Lady 1932 (Movie)

Ward King (Actor)

Blue Skies (Movie)

Businessman (Actor)

Broadway Melody of 1938 (Movie)

Duffy (Actor)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

Doakes (Actor)

Headline Shooter (Movie)

Radio announcer (Actor)

Hired Wife (Movie)

Van Horn (Actor)

I Married a Witch (Movie)

Dr. Dudley White (Actor)

It's in the Bag (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Janie Gets Married (Movie)

John Van Brunt (Actor)

Kiss and Tell (Movie)

Uncle George (Actor)

Live, Love and Learn (Movie)

Oscar (Actor)

Nice Girl? (Movie)

Oliver W.H. Dana (Actor)

Practically Yours (Movie)

Judge Simpson (Actor)

Rafter Romance (Movie)

Hubbell (Actor)

See Here, Private Hargrove (Movie)

Mr. Halliday (Actor)

Song of Russia (Movie)

Hank Higgins (Actor)

Take a Letter, Darling (Movie)

G.B. Atwater (Actor)

The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

Uncle Todd (Actor)

The Reluctant Dragon (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

Phil Harriman (Actor)

The Social Register (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Stork Club (Movie)

Tom Curtis (Actor)

Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

Randy Morton (Actor)
Writer (2)

Sky Devils (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Reluctant Dragon (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Robert Benchley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Benchley's earliest roles were in film, including the romantic comedy "Rafter Romance" (1933) with Ginger Rogers, "Dancing Lady" (1933) and "The Social Register" (1934). He also appeared in the Clark Gable adventure "China Seas" (1935), the comedy "Piccadilly Jim" (1936) with Robert Montgomery and the comedy "Live, Love and Learn" (1937) with Robert Montgomery. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in "Nice Girl?" (1941), the musical "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941) with Fred Astaire and the comedy adaptation "The Major and the Minor" (1942) with Ginger Rogers. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the Robert Walker comedy "See Here, Private Hargrove" (1944), the Phillip Terry musical "Pan-Americana" (1945) and the Fred Allen comedy "It's in the Bag" (1945). He also appeared in "Duffy's Tavern" (1945) and "Weekend at the Waldorf" (1945) with Ginger Rogers. Benchley was most recently credited in "Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck" (CBS, 1975-76). Benchley was married to Gertrude Darling. Benchley passed away in November 1945 at the age of 56.

Relationships

Gertrude Darling

Wife
married June 6, 1914

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Milestones

1928

Debut as short filmmaker

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