Arthur Miller Bio Details
Arthur Asher Miller
Date of birth
Harlem, New York, USA
Date of death:
10 Feb 2005
Place of death
Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
Cause of death
Congestive Heart Failure
Playwright (1934 - 2005)
Abraham Lincoln High School, New York, United States (Finished 1932)
University of Michigan, Michigan, United States (1934 - 1938)
Once said that everything he had written was based on somebody he had seen or known.
First American President of International PEN between 1965 and 1969.
The Play "Death of a Salesman," opened on Broadway in 1949 and established Miller as a great American playwright. It won 3 theatrical awards: the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Tony Award, and was translated into 29 languages.
Arthur said that by the age of 16 he knew he wanted to be a writer as he had an urge to tell stories.
The Play "All my Sons" was Arthur's first commercial success and earned him his first Tony award.
Found in contempt of congress when he would not name suspected communists during Congressional hearings by the House Unamerican Activities Committee in 1957. He was sentenced to a $500 fine or 30 days in prison and refused a US passport. This sentence was overturned in 1958 by the court of appeals.
Won the Pulitzer Prize for dram in 1949 and won 3 Tony awards throughout his career including a Special Tony award for lifetime achievement in 1999.
Acclaimed American Playwright
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Arthur Miller's son in law is Daniel Day-Lewis
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Arthur Miller's former father in law was Martin Mortensen Arthur Miller's former mother in law was Gladys Baker Arthur Miller's former step-father in law is Charles Grainger Arthur Miller's former step-father in law was John Eley Arthur Miller's former grandfather in law is Martin Mortensen Arthur Miller's former grandmother in law is Kate Higaens Arthur Miller's former grandfather in law was Otis Monroe Arthur Miller's former grandmother in law was Della Monroe Arthur Miller's former half-brother in law was Jackie Baker Arthur Miller's former half-sister in law is Berniece Baker Miracle Arthur Miller's former wife Marilyn Monroe's uncle in law was Marion Monroe