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Ben Hecht

Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright (28-Feb-1894 — 18-Apr-1964)


Ben Hecht. A Child of the Century. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1954. 654pp.

William MacAdams. Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend. Scribner. 1990. 366pp.

Jeffrey Brown Martin. Ben Hecht: Hollywood Screenwriter. UMI Research Press. 1984. 240pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.631)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.301)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.686)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.473)

  12. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.487)

  13. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.114)

  14. Twentieth Century Authors (p.631)

  15. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.324)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.250)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.192)

  18. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.385)

  19. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.456)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.324)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.228)

  22. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.357)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.7)

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