Ben Hecht

1893 - 1964

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Ben Hecht (; February 28, 1893 or 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write 35 books and some of the most enjoyed screenplays and plays in America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Hecht has received more than 501,518 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ben Hecht is the 1,897th most popular writer (up from 2,336th in 2019), the 2,381st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,784th in 2019) and the 221st most popular American Writer.

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.67

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  • 3.27

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Among writers, Ben Hecht ranks 1,897 out of 5,794Before him are Konstantin Paustovsky, Peter Shaffer, Clive Barker, Howard Fast, Voltairine de Cleyre, and Lina Kostenko. After him are Mahadevi Varma, René Crevel, Hadewijch, Fernando de Rojas, Joseph Kessel, and Carl Sandburg.

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Among people born in 1893, Ben Hecht ranks 83Before him are Roman Ingarden, Dean Acheson, Marianne Brandt, Dorothy Parker, Gillis Grafström, and Vera Brittain. After him are Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen, Israel Joshua Singer, Alexander Korda, Edsel Ford, Alois Hába, and Bai Chongxi. Among people deceased in 1964, Ben Hecht ranks 58Before him are Jean Fautrier, Veit Harlan, Heinz Jost, Firmin Lambot, Hinrich Lohse, and Franz Alexander. After him are Flaminio Bertoni, Hermann Breith, Prince Axel of Denmark, Anna Vyrubova, Francisco Craveiro Lopes, and Harpo Marx.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Hecht ranks 2,381 out of 15,968Before him are Howard Fast (1914), Paul Sorvino (1939), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Melissa McBride (1965), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), and Lin Shaye (1943). After him are Bill Paxton (1955), Gall (1840), Van Cliburn (1934), Charles M. Schulz (1922), Melvyn Douglas (1901), and George Phillips Bond (1825).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ben Hecht ranks 221Before him are Stephen Crane (1871), Dorothy Parker (1893), Morgan Robertson (1861), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Howard Fast (1914), and Voltairine de Cleyre (1866). After him are Carl Sandburg (1878), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Edward Bunker (1933), and Charles Berlitz (1913).