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Arthur Asher Miller, better known as Arthur Miller, was a playwright, essayist, and screenwriter. His most famous plays include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge. Much honored for his work, Miller's awards included the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the National Medal of the Arts, and the Jerusalem Prize. His writing career spanned over seventy years, and he is widely considered one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century. Born in Harlem, New York in 1915, he attended the University of Michigan where he was night editor for the student paper and wrote his first play. He earned a B.A. in English. After graduating, Miller joined the Federal Theater Project and then began working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Death of a Salesman, which debuted in 1949, was his first critical and popular success. During the 1950s he gained public notoriety for his refusal to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee and his marriage to movie star Marilyn Monroe. Miller died in 2005.

Books by Arthur Miller

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