• Person:Peter Benchley
  • Birth Date:May 8th, 1940 - New York City, New York, USA
  • Death Date:February 11th, 2006 - Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • Credits: Acting , Writing
Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 - February 11, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and directed by Steven Spielberg. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark.
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