Feb 13, 200610:06 AMThe Life
Peter Benchley: 8 May 1940 - 11 February 2006
Feb 13, 2006 - 10:06 AMHis novel terrorized a generation of swimmers, while the author himself became a shark-conservation advocate. Peter Benchley, grandson of Algonquin Round Table humorist Robert Benchley, died on Saturday at the age of 65. He co-wrote the screenplay for Spielberg's movie, and was very pleased with the way the film turned out.
Brody [awestruck, after seeing the shark]: You're gonna need a bigger boat...