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Arthur Miller

Playwright Arthur Miller

Profession: Playwright

United States of America

Why Famous: A prominent figure in American theatre, writing plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as the film The Misfits (1961). Often in the public eye, popularly remembered for having been married to Marilyn Monroe

Born: October 17, 1915
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 10, 2005 (aged 89)
Cause of Death: Heart failure after a battle against cancer, pneumonia and congestive heart disease

Married Life

  • 1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Historical Events

  • 1947-01-29 Arthur Miller's play "All My Sons" premieres in NYC
  • 1947-04-06 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements
  • 1949-02-10 Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
  • 1949-05-02 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
  • 1953-01-22 Arthur Miller's play "Crucible" premieres in NYC
  • 1955-09-29 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC
  • 1964-01-23 Arthur Miller's play "After the Fall" premieres in NYC
  • 1968-02-07 Arthur Miller's play "Price" premieres in NYC
  • 1997-12-14 Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" is revived at Criterion Theater, NYC
  • 2009-12-28 Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"

Quotes by Arthur Miller

  • "The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."

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