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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)

    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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