Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Apr 1964 (aged 71)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9240 · View Source
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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

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ben Hecht (28 Feb 1893–18 Apr 1964), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9240, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .