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Ben Hecht
Birth: Feb. 28, 1894
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
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)*
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Cause of death: Heart attack
Oak Hill Cemetery
Rockland County
New York, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.09737, -73.92931
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Record added: May 07, 2000
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