Arthur Miller

American Playwriter

Biography

Arthur Miller was born in October 1915 in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. Arthur Miller married three women, Inge Morath (1962-2005), Marilyn Monroe (1956-1961), Mary Grace Slattery (1940-1956). In 1936, he was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting. He won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award twice. He received two Emmy Awards for his plays aswell as three Tony Awards. He also recieved the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University. He died at the year 2005 in Roxford, CT.

His Plays

Some of his plays include The Crucible (1953), After the Fall (1964), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972). His first play to make it to Broadway was The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944). All My Sons (1947) won the best play in New Drama Critics in 1947.

Death of a Salesman (1949) made Miller's reputation one of the best playwriters in the nation. That's where he won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. After all this plays, Miller wrote more plays which won more awards until his death in 2005.