Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Hechts in:
 • Oak Hill Cemetery
 • Nyack
 • Rockland County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ben Hecht
Birth: 1894
Death: Apr. 18, 1964
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Screenwriter, Author. Born in New York, he was a prolific storyteller, authored 35 books and created some of the most entertaining screenplays in America cinema. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some 70 films and won the very first Best Original Story Academy Award for "Under World" (1927). His many film credits included "Scarface" (1932), "The Front Page" (1934), "Barbary Coast" (1935), "Gone with the Wind" (1939), "A Farewell to Arms" (1957) and "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962). In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated for Academy Awards, with two winning the Oscar. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Rose Caylor Hecht (1898 - 1979)
  Jenny Hecht (1943 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack
Oak Hill Cemetery
Rockland County
New York, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.09737, -73.92931
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 07, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9240
Ben Hecht
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Ben Hecht
Added by: Brian John Haas
Ben Hecht
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Ellen Stanton
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015

- TheMysterian
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015

- Cindy
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015
There are 47 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 34 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service