Definition of Benchley in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of a family of US writers.

    1. 1.1 Robert Charles (1889–1945), drama critic, actor, and humorist. He was a theater critic for "Life" magazine (1920–29) and "The New Yorker"(1929–40)
    2. 1.2 Nathaniel (1915–81), son of Robert. He was the author of such humorous novels as "Lassiter's Folly" (1971)
    3. 1.3 Peter (1940–2006), son of Nathaniel. He wrote "Jaws" (1974), "The Deep" (1976), and "White Shark" (1994)