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Peter Benchley

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley

Profession: Jaws Novelist

United States of America

Biography: Best known for his novel "Jaws" and its subsequent film adaptation, which he co-wrote.

Born: May 8, 1940
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: February 11, 2006 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary fibrosis

Married Life

  • 1964-09-19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Historical Events

  • 1974-01-16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday
  • 1975-06-20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

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