Robert Benchley: His Life and Good Times
by Babette Rosmond

A fond and appreciative biography derived from Nathaniel Benchley’s biography. It adds very little and leaves out a lot. It hints that Benchley had romances with Broadway actresses, but does not say whether they had physical relations. Among Benchley’s friends were Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, and Clarke Gable. James Thurber and Benchley were in awe of each other’s writing ability and felt inferior to each other.

Year Read: 2003

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