Author J.D. Salinger Dies At 91

Author J.D. Salinger Dies At 91

JD_SalingerA sad day for the literary world today as the writer of famed novel Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger, has passed away at the age of 91. Salinger was known as a devoutly private author, refusing interviews and turning down offers of further publishing.

It was widely known that Salinger refused to let his most famous novel be turned into a film, as he hated “Hollywood phonies” more than anything else. According to his publicist, Salinger’s health was excellent until the turn of the new year, when it suddenly declined and the author suffered from a broken hip.

Many people will remember Salinger for his novel and recluse lifestyle, but fans of comics and movies will always remember the work of his son, Matt Salinger. It’s little known, but Matt Salinger was the actor who portrayed Captain America in the original 1990 film.

Check out a clip below, and our prayers go out to Matt along with the rest of the Salinger family.

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  • Jesse Ingersoll
    January 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Matthew Salinger: Although you are not well known, I believe that your father was a master at writing fiction, and that you did one hell of a job playing a superhero. Even though it was low-budget, it ranks as one of my all-time favorites.