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Arthur Miller 1914-- 2005 - CelebDeaths

Feb. 11th, 2005

10:18 pm - Arthur Miller 1914-- 2005

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Arthur Miller was one of the most important American playwrights of the 20th century. He first acheived success with his play Death of a Salesman, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize at age 33. He was among those blacklisted by the government in the 1950's as a communist. His play The Crucible, which was on the surface about the Salem witch trials, was really an allegory for the communist witch hunt. His second wife was Marilyn Monroe, and he wrote two plays about their marriage: After the Fall, and the last play he wrote (which premiered late last year), Finishing the Picture, about the conflict on the set of the movie the Misfits, which he also wrote. Monroe committed suicide the same year he married his third wife. His daughter's married to Daniel Day-Lewis-- oh the magical things you learn via Yahoo! News when someone dies.

He died last Thursday night of congestive heart (whatever that means?) at his home in Connecticut.

This is major suck you guys! I love Arthur Miller.

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