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Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller wrote Catch-22 (1961), the darkly comic World War II novel whose title became a common term for a no-win situation. The novel's protagonist, Yossarian, wants to stop flying combat missi…

Joseph Heller Remembered

by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Related Links 100 Best Novels of the CenturyJoseph HellerJoseph Heller, the author who introduced the phrase "catch-22" into the English language, died on December 12 at …

Joseph Heller, Biography

Joseph Heller,Age: 76 surreal novelist whose 1961 classic Catch-22 remains a seminal antiwar novel. More than 10 million copies of the book have been sold in the United States alone, and much …

Norman Fell 1998 Deaths

Norman FellAge: 74 TV and movie actor most commonly recognized for his role as the irritable landlord Mr. Roper in televison's Three's Company and the spin-off The Ropers. His films include Th…

Candida Donadio 2001 Deaths

Candida DonadioAge: 71 literary agent whose first assignment was to sell Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The book was originally titled Catch-18, but she changed it to avoid confusion with Leon Uris…

Entertainment News from December 1999

3Madeline Kahn, film, theater, and television actress known for her childlike voice, ditsy persona, and razor-sharp wit, dies of ovarian cancer at age 57. The Oscar-nominated actress won a 199…

Martin Balsam

Martin BalsamactorBorn: 11/4/1919Birthplace: Bronx, New York A veteran character actor of stage and television, he made his film debut in On the Waterfront (1954). His most memorable roles include the…

Alan Arkin Biography

Alan Arkinactor, directorBorn: 3/26/1934Birthplace: New York City A stage and screen actor who won Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for his work in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are C…

Martin Balsam Biography

Martin BalsamactorBorn: 11/4/1919Birthplace: Bronx, New York A veteran character actor of stage and television, he made his film debut in On the Waterfront (1954). His most memorable roles include the…

Martin Sheen Biography

Martin Sheen(Ramon Estevez)actorBorn: 8/3/1940Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio One of ten children of a poor Spanish immigrant father and Irish mother, Sheen got his start on Broadway, where he won a Tony Awa…