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Ben Hecht

Ben HechtBorn: 28-Feb-1894
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 18-Apr-1964
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Front Page

Wife: Marie (wife #1, m, 1915)
Daughter: Edwina Armstrong (b. 1916)
Wife: Rose Caylor
Daughter: Jenny Hecht (b. 30-Jul-1943, d. 25-Mar-1971)

    University: University of Wisconsin (briefly)

    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story 1929 for Underworld
    Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story 1936 for The Scoundrel (with Charles MacArthur)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Actors and Sin (29-May-1952)
    Specter of the Rose (5-Jul-1946)
    Angels Over Broadway (2-Oct-1940)
    The Scoundrel (30-Apr-1935)
    Crime Without Passion (18-Aug-1934)

Author of books:
Erik Dorn (1921, novel)
Gargoyles (1922, novel)
1001 Afternoons In Chicago (1922, columns)
Fantazius Mallare: A Mysterious Oath (1922)
The Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives (1923, novel)
The Kingdom of Evil: A Continuation of the Journal of Fantazius Mallare (1924)
Count Bruga (1926, novel)
A Jew in Love (1931)
The Champion From Far Away (1931)
Actor's Blood (1936, novel)
A Book of Miracles (1939)
A Guide for the Bedevilled (1944, nonfiction)
A Child of the Century (1954, memoir)
A Treasury Of Ben Hecht: Collected Stories And Other Writings (1959, anthology)
Perfidy (1961, nonfiction)
Gaily, Gaily (1963)

Wrote plays:
The Front Page (1928)
Christmas Eve: A Morality Play (1928)
To Quito and Back (1937)
A Flag is Born (1946)


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