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Peter Bradford Benchley

  • Birth 8 May 1940 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 11 Feb 2006 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Milk Street section, grave 1146
  • Memorial ID 13332444

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
  • Added: 12 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13332444
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Bradford Benchley (8 May 1940–11 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13332444, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .