- n United States humorist (1889-1945)
News & Articles
- Movie review: ‘Blackfish’ - Boston.com
It sounds like a summer blockbuster adapted from the pages of a Peter Benchley novel: A crazed serial killer whale is stalking theme park performers, trainers, and even one hapless after-hours visitor. But “Blackfish” is no trumped up horror story fueled by Hollywood brand names and special effects. In this riveting documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, all of the creatures ...
July 29, 2013 - Boston Globe
- Bob Newhart in PR Web (press release)
In a personal note Newhart told Kane her essay, "Guide for The Opera Impaired," finished first because it was "the most Benchleyesque. . . I don't know if Robert Benchley ever commented on operas in his writings, but it is certainly a subject...
- John Updike in Boston Globe
When I was young,Mr. Updike said in that Globe interview, "I thought I wanted to be a kind of latter-day [James] Thurber or [Robert] Benchley. ...... The abortive humorist, who passed away -- like the dinosaurs becoming birds -- became...