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Harold Hecht (1907–1985)

Harold Hecht was born on June 1, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Marty (1955), Separate Tables (1958) and Cat Ballou (1965). He died on May 26, 1985 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1972 Ulzana's Raid (producer - uncredited)
 1967 The Way West (producer)
 1965 Cat Ballou (producer)
 1964 Wild and Wonderful (producer)
 1964 Flight from Ashiya (producer)
 1962 Taras Bulba (producer)
 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz (executive producer - uncredited)
 1961 The Young Savages (executive producer)
 1960 The Unforgiven (presents - as Hecht Hill and Lancaster)
 1959 The Devil's Disciple (producer)
 1958 Separate Tables (producer)
 1958 Run Silent Run Deep (producer)
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success (executive producer - uncredited)
 1957 The Bachelor Party (producer)
 1956 Trapeze (producer - uncredited)
 1955 The Kentuckian (producer)
 1955 Marty (producer)
 1954 Vera Cruz (co-producer - uncredited)
 1954 Apache (producer)
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (producer)
 1952 The Crimson Pirate (producer - uncredited)
 1952 The First Time (producer)
 1951 Ten Tall Men (producer)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow (producer)
 1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (executive producer)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Much Ado About Nothing. Comedy. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. American Laboratory: 18 Nov 1927- Dec 1927 (closing date unknown/22 performances). Cast: Grover Burgess (as "Balthasar, a singer"), Francis Burk (as "Claudio, a young lord of Florence"), Greely Curtis (as "Sexton"), Lester Ford (as ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Hecht | Hecht Hill and Lancaster

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Aged 16, he became stage assistant to Richard Boleslawski at the American Laboratory Theatre. Subsequently worked as dancer with the Martha Graham Company, then signed as dance director for Busby Berkeley. Choreographed dance routines at RKO, Paramount, MGM and Universal. Worked on and off as a literary agent. In 1947, co-founded one of the first independent production companies with actor Burt ... See more »

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