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Arthur Miller

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Information about the famous playwright.

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  • 1. Arthur Miller
    American Playwright.
  • 2. Early Life
    Born in New York City in 1915
    Father was an illiterate but wealthy businessman
    Father lost it all in the crash of 1929
    Miller worked his way through college: U of Michigan
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    Photo courtesy of pods.binghamton.edu
  • 3. University of Michigan
    Here he became a writer
    Received Avery Hopwood award
    Remained involve with the U. all of his life
  • 4. House of Un-American Activities Committee
    HUAC
  • 5. McCarthyism
    Called Arthur Miller a communist
    Refused Miller passports to see his worked produced in England and other countries.
  • 6. Some Famous Plays
    All My Sons (1946)
    The Crucible
    A View from the Bridge
    Photo courtesy of sydney.edu.au
  • 7. Death of a Salesman
    Written in 1948
    Tells the story of salesman Willie Loman and his family
    First play to win all three major awards: Tony, NY Drama Circle, Pulitzer
    Photo courtesy of blog.newsok.com
  • 8. Some last information
    Married to Marilyn Monroe from 1956-1961. A very famous piece of his life.
    Died Feb. 10, 2005, at the age of 89.
    Photo courtesy of brooklynheightsblog.com