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Harold Hecht

American producer, choreographer and talent agent

Harold Hecht is ...


Born 1 June 1907 in New York City
Died 26 May 1985 in Beverly Hills
Age 77 years, 11 months
Cause cancer

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death Pancreatic cancer
Occupation film producer, actor, stage actor, choreographer, talent agent, literary agent, theatre director, film director and theatrical producer
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Picture and Tony Award for Best Play
Awards Academy Award for Best Picture and Palme d'Or

About Harold Hecht

Harold Hecht was a true visionary in the entertainment industry. Born on June 1, 1907, in New York City, Hecht began his career as a dancer and choreographer before transitioning into producing and talent management. He was a force to be reckoned with, and his impact on the industry is still felt today.

Hecht's career began in the 1930s, when he worked as a dancer and choreographer on Broadway. He quickly made a name for himself and began working with some of the biggest names in the business, including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Hecht's talent and creativity were undeniable, and he soon caught the attention of Hollywood.

In the 1940s, Hecht moved to Los Angeles and began working as a producer. He quickly established himself as one of the most innovative and successful producers in the industry, with a string of hits that included "Marty," "The African Queen," and "The Carpetbaggers." Hecht was known for his ability to spot talent and his willingness to take risks, and he was instrumental in launching the careers of many of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Hecht was also a talent agent, and he represented some of the most famous actors and actresses of his time, including Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean. He was known for his tough negotiating skills and his ability to get his clients the best deals possible.

Despite his success, Hecht remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He was a mentor to many in the industry, and his influence can still be seen in the work of producers, choreographers, and talent agents today.

Harold Hecht passed away in 1985, but his legacy lives on. He was a true pioneer in the entertainment industry, and his contributions will never be forgotten.


- "Harold Hecht, 78, Producer and Talent Agent." The New York Times, 16 May 1985.

- "Harold Hecht." IMDb,

- "Harold Hecht." Encyclopædia Britannica,

About Death

Hecht died in his home in Beverly Hills, of pancreatic cancer on May 26, 1985. It was six days before his 78th birthday. He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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