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Eric Russell Bentley (September 14, 1916 – August 5, 2020) was a British-born American theater critic, playwright, singer, editor, and translator. In 1998, he was added into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. He was born in Bolton, Lancashire. Beginning in 1953, he taught at Columbia University and was a theatre critic for The New Republic. He was sued by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller because he gave them negative reviews on their plays.

Bentley was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1969.

Bentley died at his home in New York City on August 5, 2020, at the age of 103.

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