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      Robert Benchley

      Robert Benchley

      Highest Rated: 100% The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Bedtime Story (1941)

      Birthday: Sep 15, 1889

      Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Major and the Minor
      100% Broadway Melody of 1938
      96% Foreign Correspondent
      95% I Married a Witch
      80% You'll Never Get Rich
      80% Nice Girl?
      80% China Seas
      80% Dancing Lady

      Photos

      THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR, Robert Benchley, Ginger Rogers, 1942 KISS AND TELL, Robert Benchley, 1945 DUFFY'S TAVERN, Robert Benchley, Bing Crosby, 1945 LIVE, LOVE AND LEARN, Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, 1937 LIVE, LOVE AND LEARN, Robert Benchley, Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Monty Woolley, 1937 I MARRIED A WITCH, Fredric March, Robert Benchley, 1942 PAN-AMERICANA, Robert Benchley, 1945 PAN-AMERICANA, Robert Benchley, 1945 THREE GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, Janet Blair, Joan Blondell, Binnie Barnes, Walter Soderling, Robert Benchley, 1941 THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, Robert Benchley, Disney animator Norm Ferguson, 1941 YOUNG AND WILLING, (standing) Robert Benchley, James Brown, William Holden, Eddie Bracken, (seated) Barbara Britton, Martha O'Driscoll, Susan Hayward, 1943 BEDTIME STORY, from left, Fredric March, Robert Benchley, sharing a joke on-set, 1941 BEDTIME STORY, from left, Helen Westley, Robert Benchley, 1941 NICE GIRL?, Deanna Durbin, Robert Benchley, 1941 THE SKY'S THE LIMIT, Robert Benchley, Fred Astaire, 1943 NICE GIRL?, Ann Gillis, being spanked by Robert Benchley, 1941 BEDTIME STORY, Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley, 1941 NICE GIRL?, from left, Anne Gwynne, Robert Benchley, Ann Gillis, 1941 THE SKY'S THE LIMIT, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, 1943 YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH, top left: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, bottom left: Robert Benchley, right: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, 1941

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 15% The Bride Wore Boots Uncle Todd Warren (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Janie Gets Married John Van Brunt (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 56% Weekend at the Waldorf Randy Morton/Narrator (Character) - 1945
      100% 76% Road to Utopia Narrator - 1945
      No Score Yet 59% The Stork Club Tom P. Curtis (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pan-Americana Charlie Corker (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Victory Caravan Self - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell Uncle George (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snafu Ben Stevens (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove Mr. Holliday (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Daddy? Joseph A. Doakes (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Primitive Man Martin Osborne (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 33% Janie John Van Brunt (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet National Barn Dance J.B. Mitcham (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Important Business Joseph A. Doakes (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Arthur Kenny (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Russia Hank Higgins (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 83% Flesh and Fantasy Doakes (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 55% The Sky's the Limit Phil Harriman (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Tomato Joseph A. Doakes (Character) - 1943
      95% 70% I Married a Witch Dr. Dudley White (Character) - 1942
      100% 83% The Major and the Minor Mr. Osborne (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 14% Take a Letter, Darling G.B. Atwater (Character) - 1942
      80% 59% You'll Never Get Rich Martin Cortland (Character) - 1941
      100% 66% The Reluctant Dragon Self - 1941
      80% 67% Nice Girl? Oliver Dana (Character) - 1941
      33% 56% Bedtime Story Eddie Turner (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 80% Three Girls About Town Wilburforce Puddle (Character) - 1941
      96% 81% Foreign Correspondent Stebbins (Character),
      Writer
      - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Movies Joe Doakes (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hired Wife Roger Van Horn (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Inferior Feeling Joseph H. 'Joe' Doakes (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Magic Joseph A. Doakes (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Early Joe Doakes (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day of Rest Joe Doakes (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet See Your Doctor Lecturer / Joseph H. Doakes (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Hour for Lunch Lecturer / Joe (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Sub-Let Joe Doakes (Character),
      Director
      - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Eat Lecturer / Joe Doakes (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courtship of the Newt Unknown (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mental Poise Psychoanalyst /Mr. Ostegraf (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Figure Income Tax Unknown (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Watch Football Football Fan (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Raise a Baby Lecturer Father (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Read Lecturer (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Opening Day City Treasurer Benchley (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Evening Alone Doakes (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Music Made Simple Self - 1938
      100% 62% Broadway Melody of 1938 Duffy (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 27% Live, Love and Learn Oscar (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Romance of Digestion Joe Doakes (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 54% How to Vote Unknown (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Be a Detective Mr. Benchley (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Behave Mr. Benchley (Character) - 1936
      80% 74% China Seas McCaleb (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Sleep Narrator - 1935
      80% 70% Dancing Lady Ward King (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 56% Rafter Romance Hubbell (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Headline Shooter Radio Announcer (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sport Parade Radio Announcer (Character) - 1932