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Arthur Miller's Life

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  1. 1. Arthur Miller Juan Martin Barozzi
  2. 2. • Born Arthur Asher Miller • October 17, 1915 • Harlem (Manhattan), New York, United States
  3. 3. Harlem, NY • Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. • African-American residents began to arrive en masse in 1905, with numbers fed by the Great Migration. In the 1920s and 1930s
  4. 4. • Died February 10, 2005 (aged 89) • Roxbury, Connecticut, United States
  5. 5. Roxbury, Connecticut • Very important state in american revolution and civil war
  6. 6. Early life • He was son of an Austrian Jewish father and mother. • His father was a successful businessman, well know and respected in the community.
  7. 7. 1929 wall street crash • 1929 crash made his family loose almost everything • They moved to Brooklyn • He delivered bread every morning to help his family • After graduating in 1932 from Abraham Lincoln High School, he worked at several menial jobs to pay for his college tuition
  8. 8. Early career life • In 1938, Miller received a BA in English. After graduation, he joined the Federal Theater Project, a New Deal agency established to provide jobs in the theater. • In 1940, he married Mary Grace Slattery. The couple had two children, Jane and Robert (born May 31, 1947). Miller was exempted from military service during World War II because of a high-school football injury to his left kneecap
  9. 9. Career • In 1948, Miller built a small studio in Roxbury, Connecticut. There, in less than a day, he wrote Act I of Death of a Salesman. Within six weeks, he completed the rest of the play. • In 1956, a one-act version of Miller's verse drama A View from the Bridge opened on Broadway in a joint bill with one of Miller's lesser-known plays, A Memory of Two Mondays.
  10. 10. • In June 1956, Miller left his first wife Mary Slattery and on June 29 he married Marilyn Monroe.Miller and Monroe had met in April 23, 1951, when they had a brief affair, and had remained in contact since then. • Miller married photographer Inge Morath on February 17, 1962 and the first of their two children, Rebecca, was born September 15, 1962. Their son Daniel was born with Down syndrome in November 1966
  11. 11. Later career • In 1969, Miller's works were banned in the Soviet Union after he campaigned for the freedom of dissident writers. • Throughout the 1970s, Miller spent much of his time experimenting with the theatre, producing one-act plays such as Fame and The Reason Why, and traveling with his wife, producing In The Country and Chinese Encounters with her.
  12. 12. • In 1983, Miller traveled to China to produce and direct Death of a Salesman at the People's Art Theatre in Beijing. The play was a success in China • In 1983, Miller traveled to China to produce and direct Death of a Salesman at the People's Art Theatre in Beijing. The play was a success in China
  13. 13. Death • Miller died of heart failure after a battle against cancer, pneumonia and congestive heart disease at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. He had been in hospice care at his sister's apartment in New York since his release from hospital the previous month

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