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Peter Bradford Benchley
Birth: May 8, 1940
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 2006
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) 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Benchley (1915 - 1981)
  Marjorie Bradford Benchley (1917 - 1998)

Cause of death: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Prospect Hill Cemetery
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
Peter Bradford Benchley
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Peter Bradford Benchley
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Peter Bradford Benchley
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God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Sep. 26, 2017
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 24, 2017
💝💝 Thank You For The Autographed Picture...Love The Little Shark Drawing...It Was Soooo Cute : ) 💝💝
- Kathy
 Added: Jul. 10, 2017
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