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Joseph Heller

Joseph HellerBorn: 1-May-1923
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 12-Dec-1999
Location of death: East Hampton, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Catch-22

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII, bombadier, Corsica)

Father: Isaac Heller (bakery truck driver, Russian, d. 1927)
Mother: Lena
Wife: Shirley Held (m. 3-Sep-1945, div. 1984, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Erica
Son: Theodore
Wife: Valerie Humphries (nurse, m. 1987, until his death)

    University: Abraham Lincoln High School (1941)
    University: BA, New York University (1949)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1949)
    University: Oxford University (1949-50, on a Fulbright)

    McCall's Promotion Manager (1958-61)
    Look Advertising copywriter (1956-58)
    Time Advertising copywriter (1952-56)
    Prix Médicis étranger 1985 for God Knows
    Fulbright
    Camp: Surprise Lake
    Tonsillectomy
    Risk Factors: Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Author of books:
Catch-22 (1961, novel)
Something Happened (1974, novel)
Good as Gold (1979, novel)
God Knows (1984, novel)
No Laughing Matter (1986, memoir)
Closing Time (1994, novel)
Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here (1998, memoir)
Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man (2000, novel)

Wrote plays:
We Bombed in New Haven (1968)


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