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Harold Hecht

Harold Hecht

D.O.B.:. June 1, 1907 (New York, NY)

D.O.D.:May 26, 1985 (Beverly Hills, CA)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Location: Westwood Memorial; Section D

Biographical Notes:

Harold Hecht spent the first half of his life in show business as a performer.

He came to Hollywood in 1932 as a dance director at Paramount Pictures.

In the mid-1930s, Hecht left Hollywood to work with the Federal Theatre Project, then set up shop as a literary agent.

After World War II, Hecht switched from handling books to handling actors; his biggest client was Burt Lancaster, with whom Hecht formed Norma Productions in 1947.

Five years later, producer James Hill joined the partnership, and the result was the independent film production firm of Hecht-Hill.

Harold Hecht gave up filmmaking in 1967 in favor of a happy and wealthy retirement.

Produced:

"Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962)

"The Unforgiven" (1960)

"Apache" (1954)

"Ten Tall Men" (1951)

 

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