Arthur Miller was born in 1915 and passed away in 2005. He was an accomplished American playwright and is known for his diverse writing career of stage, radio, and screen plays. He was also married to the infamous Marilyn Monroe and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949. Clearly, this is a man with an impressive resume to boast.
Miller is mainly known for his stage plays. The most popular of these is Death of a Salesman which details the struggles of a working class salesman as his business fails and his personal life complicates things. The Crucible is another of Miller’s most well-known plays. In this work, he dramatizes the Salem Witch Trials and makes light of McCarthyism that was rampant at this time. Miller is best known for his memorable characters and relevant plots. Every play he wrote was something that audiences were able to relate to when they premiered, but they have certainly stood the test of time.
Arthur Miller also wrote a variety of other works including radio plays and assorted works of fiction such as novels and short stories. When he passed away, theaters all over the world dimmed the lights in his honor.