Arthur Miller

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17th 1915-February 10th 2005) was a famous playwright, essayist and author. Writing several pieces of all American literature, plays and cinema pieces to affect literature as we know it, for 6 decades.

Throughout school Miller achieved in athletics and was average in academics. And in 1934 he was accepted into University of Michigan. There he majored in journalism and earned a bachelor’s degree in English. In his sophomore year (1936) Miller wrote his first novel, titled “No Villain” which he won awards for. From then on his career had skyrocketed, writing several influential pieces of literature. Some of which included, All My Sons, Red Scare, The Crucible and Death of a Salesman and many others. Millers Career ended in 2004, with his final play finishing the Picture which premiered at the Goodman theater in Chicago.

Arthur Miller grew up in New York City. His father was Isidore Miller and his mother was Augusta Miller.

Arthur also had two siblings, a sister Joan and a brother Kermit. In 1940 Miller married his college sweetheart Mary Slattery. Together they had two children, Jane and Robert. But 16 years later the happy couple had decided to call it quits. But within months he had re-married famous model and actress Marilyn Monroe. But by the year 1960 the Miller-Monroe marriage was deteriorating due to her constant drug abuse and infidelities with Yves Montand. January 24, 1961 they divorced. Within a year Miller had again re-married with photographer Inge Morath on February 17, 1962. The couple had a happy marriage and two children, Rebecca and Daniel, until her struggle with cancer ended 40 years later. In 2004 Arthur Miller had announced his engagement to Agnes Barley, though they did not marry, they shared a home for two years. February 10, 2005,