Robin David Segal

Robin David Segal

Real Name: Robin David Segal
A.k.a: Robby Benson
Category: Childhood Stars
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Posted Date: 2014-04-30
Last Modified: 2020-01-11

Best know for his film roles in Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, The Chosen, Tribute, Running Brave, Harry and Son, Benson was a teen heartthrob. Benson was born with a heart defect, necessitating open heart surgery when he was 28, and again when he was 42. He has survived 4 open heart surgeries. He is an activist and fundraiser for heart research, and wrote the book, lyrics, and music for a play called Open Heart, starring Benson, which opened and closed off-Broadway in 2004. Robby Benson and Karla DeVito have been happily married for 30 years and have two children. If you want to find more information, I have compiled these details from, and the Robby Benson official website.

What happened to: Robby Benson

Robby Benson has stayed active in the film industry. He has four decades of show business versatility including producing and directing feature films and television series. Robby directed over 100 sitcom episodes and pilots, including episodes of Friends, and an entire season of Ellen. He has written film sound tracks, musical scores and books. “Who Stole the Funny” and a medical memoir “I’m Not Dead Yet”. His most valued professional accomplishment is that of College Professor, teaching for two decades at universities around the country.


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