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Joseph Heller (1923–1999)

Joseph Heller was born May 1, 1923, in the Coney Island section of New York City. He is best known for his 1961 novel 'Catch-22', whose title gave the English language a new phrase for a no-win situation. The situation was that of protagonist Yossarian, who claims that he is too crazy to fly any more bombing missions, but is told by the military ... See full bio »

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Known For

Catch-22
Catch-22 Writer
(1970)
Dirty Dingus Magee
(1970)
Catch-22
Catch-22 Writer
(1973)

Filmography

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 1973 Catch-22 (TV Movie) (novel)
 1973 Bombardovanje Nju Hejvna (TV Movie)
 1970 Dirty Dingus Magee (screenplay)
 1970 Catch-22 (novel)
 1970 Pommitamme Pasilasta (TV Movie) (novel "Catch-22")
 1967 Casino Royale (uncredited)
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl (screenplay)
 1962 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- PT 73 Where Are You? (1962) ... (written by - as Joe Heller)
 1962 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Catch 22 (1962) ... (story)
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 1994 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 24 October 1994 (1994) ... Himself - Guest
 1985 James Jones: Reveille to Taps (Video documentary)
Himself
 1979-1984 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Joseph Heller (1984) ... Himself
 1974 Today (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 16 October 1974 (1974) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: His first play, "We Bombed in New Haven," was given a premiere directed by Larry Arrick at Yale Repertory in New Haven, CT, thereby opening the door for critic John Simon's lead review sentence in New York Magazine: "'We Bombed in New Haven' bombed in New Haven last week." See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on enjoying his time in the military] I was young, it was adventurous, there was much hoopla and glamour; in addition, and this too is hard to get across to college students today, for me and for most others, going into the army resulted immediately in a vast improvement in my standard of living. See more »

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 264-265. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

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