Arthur Miller's Life

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Arthur Miller Born in NYC

October 17, 1915

The Great Depression hits Miller family

October 24, 1929

Father is forced to give up his business

Miller attends University of Michigan

1934

Hopwood Awards

1936 - 1937

Miller wins two consecutive Hopwood awards for two of his plays.

Miller's First Marriage

1940

He marries Mary Grace Slattery.

Works at Brooklyn Navy Yard

1941

Miller writes during the daytime and works as a ship fitter's helper during the nighttime.

"The Man Who Had All Luck" premiers on Broadway

1944

He wins the Theater Guild National Award.

"All My Sons" premiers on Broadway

1947

He wins the New York Drama Critic's Award.

"Death of a Salesman" premiers on Broadway

1949

He wins the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the Antoinette Perry Award an the Donaldson Award.

"The Crucible"

1953

Miller's play serves as an allegory for McCarthyism and wins the Antoinette Perry Award and Donaldson Award after premiering on Broadway.

Marries Marilyn Monroe

1956

Found guilty of contempt of Congress

1957

He is found guilty because he refused to name other communists during his HUAC testimony in 1956.

Divorces Monroe and the film "Misfits" premiers

1961

Marries Inge Morath

1962

"After the Fall" premiers on Broadway

1964

This play serves to comment on his rocky marriage with Monroe.

Becomes president of International P.E.N.

1965

The Soviet Union bans his works

1970

His works were banned because he tried to free dissident writers.

Receives National Medal of Arts by Bill Clinton

1993

"Death of a Salesman" revived on Broadway

1999

It wins Tony Award for Beset Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller Dies

February 10, 2005

Dies at the age of 89 in Roxbury, Connecticut.