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Person Detail: Ben Hecht

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Full Name: Ben Hecht
Biography:
Playwright, journalist. Born in New York City. After studying at the University of Wisconsin he moved to Chicago where he became a journalist, became friends with other aspiring Chicago writers such as FLOYD DELL, THEODORE DREISER, Sherwood Anderson, and Carl Sandburg. He worked for the Chicago Daily news. He lived and wrote in Upper Nyack for much of his life. He wrote plays "Erik Dorn" 1921, "Front Page" 1928 "Twentieth Century" (1932), and the film screenplays "Wuthering Heights" (1939), "Spellbound" (1945), and "Notorious" (1946).
Author's Timeline:
1894 New York County
Born in N.Y.C. 
1964 (Unknown) County
Hecht died in 1964 in New York, New York. 
1921 (Unknown) County
"Erik Dorn"
 
1928 (Unknown) County
"Front Page"
 
1932 (Unknown) County
"Twentieth Century"
 
1939 (Unknown) County
"Wuthering Heights"
Film screenplay. 
1945 (Unknown) County
"Spellbound"
Film screenplay. 
1946 (Unknown) County
"Notorious"
Film Screenplay. 
? Rockland County
Lived in Nyack 

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