Arthur Miller

Background Info

Arthur Miller was born in 1915 and died in 2005. He was an American playwright and essayist whose work includes: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and The Misfits. Miller was often in the public eye, mainly in the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, the period during which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe . In 2002 he received the Prince of Asturias Award and in 2003 the Jerusalem Prize.


His works focused on family, morality and personal responsibility.


He died of heart failure after battling cancer.


He attended the University of Michigan.


He was married 3 times.


He grew up in an average family who lost nearly everything in the Wall Street crash of 1929.


Millers writing career spanned over 7 decades and by the time he was dead he was acknowledged as one of the greates writers and dramaticists of the 20th century.