Ben Hecht

Writer · Actor · Director
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Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write 35 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.

Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write 35 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.

Born

Wednesday, 28 February 1894

Died

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Actor Filmography

Freaks and Geeks Walter 1999
7th Heaven 1996
ER Eddie Bernero 1994
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Himself - Writer (archive footage) 1988
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen 1958
The Ben Hecht Show Himself - Host 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City Narrator 1953
Angels Over Broadway Man in Night Court 1940
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Freaks and Geeks Walter 1999
7th Heaven 1996
ER Eddie Bernero 1994
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Himself - Writer (archive footage) 1988
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen 1958
The Ben Hecht Show Himself - Host 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City Narrator 1953
Angels Over Broadway Man in Night Court 1940
The Scoundrel Flop House Bum 1935
Crime Without Passion Court interviewer with pipe (uncredited) 1934

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1947 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1936 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Won
1935 Oscar Best Writing, Adaptation Nominated
1929 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Won
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