CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Peter Benchley dies

Author Peter Benchley died today of pulmonary fibrosis.
Imagine being a sixth grade student in May and passing around the book "Jaws"
and reading all the naughty bits.
By 8th grade, I could not wait to read a copy of "The Deep.

Peter Benchley was a regular on the talk show circuit,
ABC's Wild World of Sports and Curt Gowdy's "American Sportsman."
He displayed his grandfather Robert's wit on "The Tonight Show"
Starring Johnny Carson. Peter Benchley was also a speechwriter for Lyndon Johnson.

The man compiled a lot of life in his 65 years.
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