Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht
1894 - 1964

Ben Hecht  American Director


Ben Hecht /ˈhɛkt/ (1894–1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. ...

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Longest Relationship39 yrs
Shortest Relationship10 yrs
Average Relationship Length24 yrs, 6 mths
First Name Ben
Last Name Hecht
Full Name at Birth Ben Hecht
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th February, 1894
Birthplace New York City, New York,
Died 18th April, 1964
Place of Death New York City, New York,
Cause of Death Heart attack
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Occupation Director
Family Member Edwina Armstrong (daughter), Jenny Hecht (daughter)
Friend Mickey Cohen, Orson Welles, Billy Rose, Moss Hart, Howard Hughes, Charles MacArthur, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Brian De Palma, Jed Harris, Frank Capra
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The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1958TV Show
Goodyear Theatre1957NarratorTV Show
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City1953NarratorTV Show
Actor's and Sin1952Narrator (segment "Woman of Sin") (voice, uncredited)Movie
Specter of the Rose1946Waiter (uncredited)Movie
Angels Over Broadway1940Man in Night Court (uncredited)Movie
The Scoundrel1935Flop House Bum (uncredited)Movie
Crime Without Passion1934Court interviewer with pipe (uncredited)Movie

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