Biography of Arthur Asher Miller

Arthur Asher Miller, an American playwright, essayist, was born on October 17th, 1915, in Harlem, in New York City. During his teenage, he helped his family by delivering bread every morning before going to school.

He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1932, and to pay for his college tuition he worked at several menial jobs. During the twentieth century, he was a figure of American Theatre.

He wrote a number of plays among them All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955) are noteworthy. Several screenplays were also written by him and for his work on “The Misfits” (1961), he was most noted.

He was awarded the “Pulitzer Prize for Drama” in 1949, “Kennedy Center Honors” in 1984, “Praemium Imperiale” in 2001 and “Jerusalem Prize” in 2003. On February 10, 1949, at Morosco Theatre “Death of a Salesman” was premiered on Broadway.

Miller won ‘Tony Award for the Best Author’; the ‘New York Drama Circle Critics Award’ and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play and it was successful commercially and critically acclaimed as well.