Fiddler on the Roof Playwright Joseph Stein Dies at 98


There were complications from a fall, and he had been in treatment for prostate cancer. Stein spent six decades in the business, writing the script to the 1971 movie, along with stage musicals such as Zorba, Mr. Wonderful, and Plain and Fancy. He launched the career of young Alan Arkin in 1963 with his play Enter Laughing, and wrote for Sid Caesar during the early days of television. Tradition! [AP]