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Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (playwright, born October 17, 1915, New York, New York; died February 10, 2005, Roxbury, Connecticut) With the Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live--as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists, along with Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams. There have also been other powerful, often mind-altering plays: The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and The Price. There was the film The Misfits and the dramatic special Playing for Time. Death of a Salesman was not Arthur Miller's first success on Broadway. Two years before, when his All My Sons opened at the Coronet Theater, Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times wrote: "The theater has acquired a genuine new talent.