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Harold Hecht Edit Profile

motion picture producer.

Harold Hecht, American motion picture producer. Recipient of year award Look magazine, 1955; recipient Academy Award for production Marty, 1955. Member Screen Producers Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Films include: The Flame and the Arrow, Ten Tall Men, Apache, Marty, Trapeze, Bachelor Party, Run Silent, Run Deep, Separate Tables, Bird Man of Alcatraz, Taras Bulba, Cat Ballou, The Way West, others.

Background

Hecht, Harold was born on June 1, 1907 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Rose (Lowey) Hecht.

Education

Student American Laboratory Theatre.

Career

1 son, Harold W. Assistant to Richard Boleslavky. Actor in New York Theatre, 1923-1930. Dancer, choreographer, New York City, 1926-1931.

Motion picture dance director Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Los Angeles, 1931-1936. Established literature agency, Goldstone Agency, later Hecht-Rantz Agency, Hollywood, California, 1938-1941. Partner with Burt Lancaster, Norma Prodns., 1945-1953.

President Hecht-Lancaster Companies, 1954-1985.

Membership

Member Screen Producers Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Films include: The Flame and the Arrow, Ten Tall Men, Apache, Marty, Trapeze, Bachelor Party, Run Silent, Run Deep, Separate Tables, Bird Man of Alcatraz, Taras Bulba, Cat Ballou, The Way West, others.

Connections

Married Gloria J. Buzzell, November 1, 1947.; married second, Margaret Truefitt, 1962. Children: Steven, Duffy, Alma Virginia.

father:
Joseph Hecht

mother:
Rose (Lowey) Hecht

spouses:
Gloria J. Buzzell

Margaret Truefitt

children:
Steven Hecht

Duffy Hecht

Alma Virginia Hecht