Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht
1894 - 1964

Ben Hecht  American Writer


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Ben Hecht passed away on 18th Apr 1964 aged 70.


Ben Hecht was previously married to Rose Caylor and Marie Armstrong.


Ben Hecht is a member of the following lists: American male dramatists and playwrights, American male short story writers and American male screenwriters.


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Married2 39 years 25 years, 6 months 10 years
Total2 39 years 25 years, 6 months 10 years


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 Coronary Thrombosis
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist
Occupation Writer
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

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. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films.

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Ben Hecht70 PiscesWriter
Rose Caylor81 PiscesWriter
Marie Armstrong-


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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