Definitions for robert benchley
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word robert benchley
Benchley, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley(noun)
United States humorist (1889-1945)
Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry. Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards, and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl?. His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances.
Find a translation for the robert benchley definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these robert benchley definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"robert benchley." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/robert benchley>.