Ben Hecht

1893 - 1964

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Ben Hecht (; February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A successful 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 578,015 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ben Hecht is the 2,213th most popular writer (down from 1,896th in 2019), the 2,853rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,380th in 2019) and the 258th most popular Writer.

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.16

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  • 3.65

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Among writers, Ben Hecht ranks 2,213 out of 5,755Before him are Kenneth Grahame, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Molla Panah Vagif, Giraut de Bornelh, Jens Fink-Jensen, and Ivan Yefremov. After him are Vilis Lācis, Adam Zagajewski, Judith Kerr, Victorinus of Pettau, Ivy Lee, and Heinz G. Konsalik.

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Among people born in 1893, Ben Hecht ranks 100Before him are Miloš Crnjanski, Rahul Sankrityayan, Vera Brittain, George Ohsawa, Mikheil Gelovani, and José Calvo Sotelo. After him are Jean Absil, Alois Hába, Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Władysław Strzemiński, Georg, Crown Prince of Saxony, and Madeleine Astor. Among people deceased in 1964, Ben Hecht ranks 68Before him are Adib Shishakli, Hermann Breith, Flannery O'Connor, Samuil Marshak, Franz Alexander, and Julius Raab. After him are Wanda Wasilewska, Rauf Orbay, Carl Van Vechten, T. H. White, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, and Pierre Monteux.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Hecht ranks 2,853 out of 18,182Before him are Jeffrey Tambor (1944), Linda Kozlowski (1958), Helen B. Taussig (1898), Stuart Whitman (1928), Michael Bolton (1953), and Tyne Daly (1946). After him are Timothée Chalamet (1995), Kamehameha III (1814), Doyle Brunson (1933), Jim Thorpe (1887), Robert Rossen (1908), and Ivy Lee (1877).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ben Hecht ranks 258Before him are Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harold Bloom (1930), Suzanne Collins (1962), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), John Edward Williams (1922), and Morgan Robertson (1861). After him are Ivy Lee (1877), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), and Terence McKenna (1946).