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Peter Bradford Benchley
Birth: May 8, 1940
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 2006
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Author. He wrote numerous novels of which some ("Beast," "The Island," "The Deep") became major motion pictures or made-for-television films, but it was his 1974 novel "Jaws" and its subsequent blockbuster film which scared millions world-wide into staying out of the water. He had since become a leading advocate for shark conservation, encouraging the protection of the great white shark that was the villain in his book. (bio by: Brian Macdonald) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Benchley (1915 - 1981)
  Marjorie Bradford Benchley (1917 - 1998)

Cause of death: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Nantucket
Nantucket County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Milk Street section, grave 1146
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
Record added: Feb 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13332444
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Peter Bradford Benchley
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God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 8, 2015
The blood from the senseless slaughter of nearly a BILLION sharks is upon your hands. I hope you do time for each and every one of them.
- Scott
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
Rest in peace, Sir
- Lisa Lackey-Reeves
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
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