BENCHLEY, Peter

USA (1941-2006)

Last updated: March 9, 2017 at 2:13 am

Author and screenwriter; shark conservationist; credits include Jaws (1975), The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark. As a result of the fear and culling of sharks caused in part by the worldwide success of Jaws, he later became an active advocate for marine and shark conservation.

Honours and Awards:

NOGI (Arts, 2004)

Website(s):

Peter Benchley

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