At the time of their marriage, he told the press that Monroe would curtail her movie career for the "full-time job" of being his wife.
In 1957, Brooks Atkinson wrote about Miller’s stand against HUAC: "He refused to be an informer.
He refused to turn his private conscience over to administration by the state.
He's got to be able to take a whack, and he's got to swallow bicycles and digest them.”Arthur Miller is considered one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century.
The playwright died in 2005 at the age of 89, leaving a body of work that continues to be re-staged internationally and adapted for the screen.
In his autobiography, he wrote that when he was young he “imagined that with the possible exception of a doctor saving a life, writing a worthy play was the most important thing a human being could do.” Miller's plays have become American classics that continue to speak to new generations of audiences. The famed playwright soon entered into a relationship with 34-year-old minimalist painter Agnes Barley.
The couple were engaged, however, before they could walk down the aisle, Arthur Miller died on February 10, 2005, which happened to be the 56th anniversary of 's Broadway debut. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!
In his later career, Miller continued to explore societal and personal issues that probed the American psyche, though critical and commercial responses to the work didn't garner the acclaim of his earlier productions.
He also wrote the 1980 TV movie The project was based on the autobiography of Fania Fénelon, who was a member of an all-women's orchestra that was imprisoned at the Auschwitz death camps during the Holocaust.
The affluent Miller family lost almost everything in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and had to move from Manhattan to Flatbush, Brooklyn.
After graduating high school, Miller worked a few odd jobs to save enough money to attend the University of Michigan.
Miller was criticized for capitalizing on his marriage to Monroe so soon after her death, although the playwright denied this.