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Death of a playwright: legend Arthur Miller dies aged 89
Arthur Miller , a giant of American drama for nearly 60 years, is dead. According to reports, the year-old playwright passed away at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. He had been suffering from cancer, pneumonia and a heart condition. The son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Miller's comfortable middle-class New York childhood was shattered when his father lost his fortune during the Great Depression. The experience would later form the basis of his breakthrough play, 's Death of a Salesman, a savage assault on the American dream. He also wrote a novel, Focus, and an acclaimed autobiography Timebends.
Best known for his play Death of a Salesman, American playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Arthur Miller is considered one of the major dramatists of twentieth-century American theater. His father had come to the United States from Austria-Hungary and ran a small coat-manufacturing business. His mother, a native of New York, had been a public school teacher. Arthur Miller. Miller was only an average student. He was much more fond of playing sports than doing his schoolwork.
He fashioned himself a stand-up guy — and many Americans loved him for it. But as enterprising journalists discovered soon after Miller died in , the famous playwright harbored a terrible secret. In , his third wife, Inge Morath, delivered his fourth child, a boy named Daniel. In the s, many doctors still recommended that children like Daniel be institutionalized. But Miller went to an unusual extreme. He decided not only to leave Daniel as a ward of the state — he also decided to paint his son out of his life completely. Few of Millers' close friends and family even knew Daniel existed.
He is best known for Death of a Salesman He was 89 years old. He died of heart failure. Miller was shaped by the Great Depression , which brought financial ruin onto his father, a small manufacturer, and demonstrated to the young Miller the insecurity of modern existence. After graduation from high school he worked in a warehouse. With the money he earned he attended the University of Michigan B.