Ben Hecht

Writer · Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 73
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

Actor Filmography

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Self 1988
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Self 1961
The Ben Hecht Show Self - Host 1958
Goodyear Theatre Narrator 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City Narrator 1953
This Is Your Life Self 1950
Actors and Sin Narrator (segment "Woman of Sin") 1952
Specter of the Rose Waiter 1946
Angels Over Broadway Man in Night Court 1940
The Scoundrel Flop House Bum 1935
Crime Without Passion Court interviewer with pipe 1934

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

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