Peter Benchley Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Peter Benchley (Peter Bradford Benchley)

Last Updated: 30 Apr, 2023 | Views: 401

Age: 65

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Screen Writer, Ocean Activist

Famous For: His Bestselling Novel Jaws

Higher Education: Graduated

Peter Benchley Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
08 May, 1940 (65 Years 09 Months 3 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
New York
Birth District
New York City
Birth Sign
Died on
11 Feb, 2006
Cause of Death
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Peter Benchley Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Peter Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author best known for his bestselling novel "Jaws," which was later adapted into a blockbuster film. Born in New York City, Benchley started his career as a journalist before turning to writing fiction. He wrote several other novels, including "The Deep" and "Beast," and was involved in environmental activism. Benchley's legacy as a writer has left an indelible mark on popular culture.
Peter Benchley Career:
1964: Peter Benchley Graduated from Harvard University and began working as a reporter for The Washington Post.
1974: Peter Benchley Published his novel "Jaws," which became a bestseller and launched his career as a novelist.
1975: He was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg, which became a cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of "Star Wars."
1976: Peter Benchley Published his second novel, "The Deep," which was also adapted into a film in 1977.
1980: He Co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of "The Island," based on his novel of the same name.
1991: Peter Benchley Published "Beast," his final novel about a giant squid terrorizing a coastal town.
1995: Peter Benchley Became an environmental activist and began speaking out against shark hunting and overfishing.
Peter Benchley Awards:
1990: Peter Benchley received the "Environmental Hero Award." 
1991: Peter Benchley was awarded the "Distinguished Service Award." 
1995: Benchley received the "Outstanding Achievement Award." 
2006: He was posthumously awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award." 
2012: Peter Benchley was awarded the "Environmental Stewardship Award." 
Peter Benchley Unknown Facts:
Benchley was an avid scuba diver and often incorporated his experiences into his writing, including in his later novels like "The Deep" and "The Island."
Peter Benchley was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and wrote a book called "The Sea Hunters" about his experiences searching for shipwrecks.

Peter Benchley Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 193 cm
In Meters 1.93 m
In Feet & Inches 6'4"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 65 kg
In Pounds 143 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color
Light Brown

Peter Benchley Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Nathaniel Benchley
Mother's Name
Marjorie Benchley
Wendy Benchley
Nat Benchley
Not Known
Christopher Benchley, Clayton Benchley
Tracy Benchley

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