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Full Name: Ben Hecht
Biography:
(1894-1964) Playwright, journalist, novelist. Ben Hecht was 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, New York, 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
Ben Hecht was born in Manhattan, New York, on the Lower East Side, on February 28, 1894. 
1964 New York County
Ben Hecht died at his home in Manhattan, New York, on April 18, 1964. 
1921 (Unknown) County
Erik Dorn
(Pub: Putnam ISBN: )
Novel. 
1928 (Unknown) County
The Front Page: A Play in Three Acts
(Pub: Covici-Friede ISBN: )
Play written with Charles MacArthur. 
1923 (Unknown) County
The Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives
(Pub: Boni and Liveright Publishers ISBN: )
Novel. 
1924 (Unknown) County
Humpty Dumpty
(Pub: Boni & Liveright ISBN: )
Novel. 
1945 (Unknown) County
Spellbound
Mr. Hecth and Angus MacPhail wrote the screenplay for the film, "Spellbound." 
1946 (Unknown) County
Notorious
Screenplay. 
1954 (Unknown) County
A Child of the Century: The Autobiography of Ben Hecht
(Pub: Simon and Schuster ISBN: )
Autobiography. 
1922 (Unknown) County
1,001 Afternoons in Chicago
(Pub: Covici-McGee ISBN: )
Collection of sketches. 
1922 (Unknown) County
Fantazius Mallare: A Mysterious Oath
(Pub: Chicago: Covici McGee ISBN: )
Novel. 
1963 (Unknown) County
Gaily, Gaily: The Memoirs of a Cub Reporter in Chicago
(Pub: Doubleday ISBN: 1199537837 / 978-1199537836)
Memoir. 
1964 Rockland County
Ben Hecht was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery Nyack, New York. 
? Rockland County
Mr. Hecht lived in Nyack, New York. 

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