Summary: Charlotte Benderly about her childhood and career. Charlotte grew up in the suburban area outside of Atlantic City and spoke about the grand old hotels before they were turned to casinos. After graduating she moved to NYC where her father arranged for her to live with family friends. She described the variety of jobs she worked, classes she took, and her relationship with a dear mentor who was terminally ill. Charlotte met her husband Ben Benderly when she was 47. They moved to Tupper Lake in the 1980s.