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Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley's biography

Peter Benchley is 62 years old screenwriter born at New York City. He was born on Wednesday 8th of May 1940. According to year of birth 1940 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 8th of May means he is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be screenwriter. You can know him also as novelist, writer, journalist, prosaist. He is recently known as actor.

Peter Benchley's dad

Peter Benchley's father's name is Nathaniel Benchley. He is known as writer. His father was born on Saturday 13th of November 1915 in Newton. His father died on Monday 14th of December 1981 in Boston. Nathaniel Benchley was 41 years old, when this happened.

Peter Benchley's family

Peter Benchley's ex spouse

Wendy Benchley

Peter Benchley and Wendy Benchley have been together. She is known as environmentalist. His ex spouse was born on Saturday 1st of February 1941 in Montclair.

Peter Benchley's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Allen-Stevenson School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Graduated from Harvard University in 1961

Peter Benchley's career

His main focus is to be screenwriter.

How did Peter Benchley die

He died on on Monday 11th of February 2002 when he was 62 years old. Peter Benchleys death was caused by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

What Peter Benchley has done for a first time

  • Became a conservationist and expressed regret over portraying sharks as killing machines as he did in his first novel Jaws. The book sold over twenty million copies and was made into the big-screen classic Jaws (1975).
  • His first book was a children's book called, Jonathon Visits the White House.

Peter Benchley's quotes

  • If I had known then what I know now about sharks, I would not have been able to write 'Jaws'.

Peter Benchley's body shape

Lets describe how Peter Benchley looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.