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Joseph Heller (III) (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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Catch-22 Writer
(1970)
(1970)
Camera Three Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 2019 Catch-22 (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (novel)
 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
 1986 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 13 November 1986 (1986) ... Himself
 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 Play: We Bombed in New Haven. Satire. Written by Joseph Heller. Music for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along" by Burton Lane. Lyrics for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along" by Joseph Heller. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Directed by John Hirsch. Ambassador Theatre: 16 Oct 1968- 29 Dec 1968 (85 performances + 10 previews). Cast: ... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Joe Heller
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Personal Quote:

The things I write about are funny only up to a point. Actually I am a very morbid, melancholy person. I'm preoccupied with death, disease and misfortune. See more »

Trivia:

Predicted, prior to the release of the Mike Nichols film version of Catch-22 (1970), that if the film was a hit then he, Heller, would take the credit; if it was a flop, Nichols would take the blame. See more »

Star Sign:

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