Ken Hecht
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Vital Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1914-12-02)December 2, 1914
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 1, 1984(1984-04-01) (aged 69)
Screenwriter, composer, songwriter, author
Years active: 1957-1984, his death
Family/Personal information
Character/series involvement
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Ken Hecht (born Kenneth Hecht December 2, 1914-died April 1, 1984) [1]) co wrote two episodes of Sanford and Son with Lloyd Garver in the show's second season; "Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna" and "Watts Side Story".

Writing and music careerEdit

Ken wrote episodes for many popular TV series such as Happy Days, Maude , What's Heppening!!, Alice, Three's Company, and the CBS sitcom Private Benjamin. Also a gifted songwriter, Ken penned the tunes "Julida Polka", "No One Knows" Also a composer, author, writer and publisher, he wrote special material for Red Buttons, Joe E. Lewis, Desi Arnaz, Harry Richman, Benny Fields, Belle Baker, and Rose Marie, and he was the chief creator and publisher of "Who's Who in Show Business". Joining ASCAP in 1957, his chief musical collaborators included Leonard Whitcup, Harry Revel, Sid Bass, and Walter Dana. His other popular-song compositions include "Boom-Boom-Boomerang", "Why Don't I Get Wise to Myself?", "Minnie the Moocher's Daughter", "Polka Dot Polka", and "Red Cap" .


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