Nathaniel Benchley

Writer, Author

1915 – 1981

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Who was Nathaniel Benchley?

Nathaniel Benchley was an American author.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley, the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a public relations officer and on convoy duty in the Atlantic on destroyers and patrol craft. He was transferred to the Pacific in 1945. He later worked for Newsweek magazine as an assistant drama editor.

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Born
Nov 13, 1915
Newton
Also known as
  • Nathaniel G. Benchley
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Dec 14, 1981
Boston
Resting place
Prospect Hill Cemetery

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on July 23, 2013

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