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American playwright well-known for his tragic play Loss of life of the Salesman, along with the Crucible along with a View in the Bridge. He went to the School of Michigan, and proved helpful being a journalist and evening editor for the Michigan Daily, when he composed his initial play, No Villain. Furthermore to his has, he composed the film The Misfits. He was wedded to Mary Sophistication Slattery from 1940 to 1956, iconic celebrity Marilyn Monroe from 1956 to 1961 and Inge Morath from 1962 to 2002. He previously two sons, Rebecca and Jane, and two sons, Robert and Daniel. In 1985, a film version of Loss of life of the Salesman premiered with Dustin Hoffman within the starring role.

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Full Name Arthur Miller
Date Of Birth October 17, 1915
Died February 10, 2005, Roxbury, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.91 m
Profession Playwright
Education University of Michigan, Abraham Lincoln High School
Nationality American
Spouse Inge Morath, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Grace Slattery
Children Rebecca Miller, Robert A. Miller, Jane Ellen Miller, Daniel Miller
Parents Isidore Miller, Augusta Miller
Siblings Joan Copeland, Kermit Miller
Awards Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Kennedy Center Honors, Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, Tony Award for Best Author, Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society, Jefferson Lecture, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, Honorary Molière Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, St. Louis Literary Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, Primetime Emmy Award for Special Classification Of Individual Achievements, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Evelyn F. Burkey Award, Obie Award for Best Revival, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Drama
Nominations Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
Movies The Misfits, Playing for Time, The Crucible, Everybody Wins, Death of a Salesman, Let's Make Love, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye, Difficult Years, All My Sons, The Rehearsal, A View from the Bridge, Boomerang!, Focus, A Memory of Two Mondays, Private Conversations, Eden, An Enemy of the People
TV Shows The Civil War
Star Sign Libra

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1 His play, "A View from the Bridge" in a Long Wharf Theatre production on Broadway in New York City was nominated for a 1983 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Reproduction.
2 Married Marilyn Monroe in a Jewish ceremony at the Westchester County Courthouse (White Plains, NY) 6/29/56 @ 7:30 PM.
3 Attended Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Brooklyn, after his family moved there from Harlem.
4 Two characters in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) get married as Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe in 1956. The groom, played by Matthew Glaser, wore a pair of glasses that belonged to director Jordan Mohr's father.
5 Son of Augusta Miller and Isidore Miller.
6 Former son-in-law of Gladys Baker.
7 Both his younger sister Joan Copeland and his second wife Marilyn Monroe were born on June 1: in 1922 and 1926 respectively.
8 His play, "Death of a Salesman" at the Raven Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non-Equity Division) for Production of a Play.
9 His play, "All My Sons" at the TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production-Play Midsize.
10 His play, "The Price," at the Writers Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
11 His play, "Death of a Salesman," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 1999 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
12 Won a 1999 Special Tony Award (New York City) lifetime achievement award.
13 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 373-376. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
14 After his divorce from Marilyn Monroe, his father was Marilyn's date to JFK's birthday party at Madison Square Garden.
15 Lived with his girlfriend Agnes Barley at the time of his death. Agnes was approximately 50 years younger than Miller.
16 He and his then wife Marilyn Monroe commissioned famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for their Roxbury property in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Although the house was never built by the couple, the plans were purchased many years later by a country club in Hawaii and built as a clubhouse. The scale model is on exhibit at Taliesan West, Wright's winter compound in Scottsdale, Arizona.
17 Won the University of Michigan's prestigious "Hopwood Prize" for creative writing in 1938, while an undergraduate at the school. The prize is named for playwright Avery Hopwood (1882 - 1928), a vastly successful playwright in the teens and 1920s (most famous for the plays "The Bat (1926)" and "The Golddiggers", which became the basis of Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)) a Michigan alumnus who left a bequest in his will establishing the awards. The Hopwood Program at Michigan now administers the Arthur Miller Award of the U-M Club of New York Scholarship.
18 He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1993 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
19 In his autobiography "Timebends," Miller says that Lee J. Cobb was his favorite Willy Loman. He also says that Cobb was never really a leftist as he was apolitical, but that he had been attracted to left-wing and anti-Nazi causes during the Depression as had many people who were trying to do right. Thus, Miller never held the fact that he was a friendly witness before HUAAC against him. A decade after his testimony, Cobb's Willy Loman was captured for posterity, with the 1966 video version. By then, Miller had even worked again with Elia Kazan, the most famous and unrepentant of the people who knuckled under and "named names, " whom he fell out with when Kazan refused to direct the Broadway staging of "The Crucible," Miller's metaphorical denunciation of McCarthyism.
20 His play "Resurrection Blues" was chosen by Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey for an early 2006 production by the venerable London theatrical company. Director by Robert Altman in his London theatrical debut, the Miller play featured an eclectic cast, including Maximilian Schell, James Fox (who replaced John Wood before previews) and American movie actors Matthew Modine and Jane Adams. The critics mostly panned "Resurrection Blues", partly due to the clash in acting styles of the disparate cast. Adams walked out after a matinée on April 5, 2006, and was replaced by her understudy for subsequent performances. No explanation was given for her departure from the production. The play was scheduled to close a week early in mid-April due to poor ticket sales. Altman claimed after the poor debut of the play that he was not very familiar with the script, and didn't really understand the play. Critics said that his confusion obviously affected the cast, many of whom seemed not to understand the play, and some of whom seemed to have trouble remembering lines. While not an outright debacle, the play is another relative failure characterizing Spacey's troubled tenure as Old Vic chief.
21 In his autobiography "Timebends," Miller speculates that his unconscious mind picked the name "Loman" for Willy Loman, the protagonist of his greatest play, "Death of a Salesman" (1947), from the movie Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933), which featured a character named "Inspector Lohmann." (Kriminalkomissar Karl Lohmann also appeared in "Mabuse" director Fritz Lang's M (1931)).
22 Won six Tony Awards: in 1947, as Best Author for "All My Sons;" in 1949, as Best Author as well as author of Best Play winner "Death of a Salesman;" in 1953, as Best Author (Dramatic) as well as author of Best Play winner "The Crucible;" and in 1999, a Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. He was also Tony-nominated three other times as author of a Best Play nominee: "The Price in 1968, "Broken Glass" in 1994, and "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" in 2000.
23 He was forced to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1956, after he had sought a passport to accompany his wife, Marilyn Monroe, to England for the shooting of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). In 1954 the US State Department had refused to renew his passport (first issued in 1947) on the grounds that he was a "fellow traveler". Subsequent to his 1956 request, HUAC subpoenaed Miller to testify about the unauthorized use of American passports. The justification of the subpoena was that the State Department was withholding approval of his latest request due to derogatory information about Miller's past. In his HUAC testimony, Miller admitted to involvement with many Communist-front organizations and having had sponsored many Communist-backed causes in the 1940s. When Miller was asked whether he had signed an application to join the Communist Party in 1939 or '40, he explained that he believed he had signed an application for a course on Marxism. The date was significant for it was the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, signed in Moscow on August 23, 1939 (thus enabling the launching of World War II by allying the USSR with Germany, partitioning Poland between the two countries, and allowing Adolf Hitler to concentrate his war machine on the West), that led many American Communist Party members, like friendly witness Elia Kazan, to repudiate the Party. To have stuck with the Party or to have joined after the Pact would tar one as a Stalinist. Claiming he could not remember, Miller refused to deny that he had signed statements attacking H.U.A.C. and the Smith Act, and signing a statement against outlawing the Communist party. The Alien Registration Act of 1940, a.k.a. the Smith Act, had been used to destroy the Communist Party. It banned knowingly or willfully advocating, abetting, advising, or teaching the necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the government of the U.S. or any of its subdivisions by force or violence, or by assassination of its officials. It also outlawed the printing, publishing, editing and distribution of materials advocating violent revolution, and made it a crime to organize, help or make attempts to organize any group advocating the same. The U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the Smith Act in 1951. Upholding the conspiracy convictions of 11 Communist Party leaders, the Court, applying a clear and present danger test, held that free speech could be curbed in order to suppress a serious evil. Miller told H.U.A.C. that he opposed the Smith Act because it might limit "advocacy," which was essential to literature. The right to free expression for artists had to be preserved. Miller's culpability hanged upon his helping a group, i.e., the Communist Party, which advocated the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Miller testified that he had attended Communist party writers' meetings four or five times. When he was asked to confirm the identity of the chairman of a 1947 "meeting of Communist party writers" that he had attended, Miller refused to name names. He stated that though he "would not support now a cause dominated by Communists . . . my conscience will not permit me to use the name of another person and bring trouble to him." Section 6 of The Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 made it illegal for any member of a registered Communist or Communist-front organization, or an organization under order to be filed as Communist or Communist-front, to apply for or use a passport if they had knowledge of the actual or impending registration. The provision was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1964 as violating the Fifth Amendment's due process clause. The Court held that the law infringed on the right to travel, and limited "freedom of association." Faulting Section 6 for being too broad in its application, the Court held it to be unconstitutional as it penalized organization members regardless of their knowledge of its illegal aims, whether they were active or not, and whether they intended to further the organization's illegal aims or not. The law was too broad as it effected "Communist-action" and "Communist-front" organizations whether or not a member believed or knew that they were associated with such an organization, or whether they knew that the organization sought to further the aims of world Communism. (However, the next year, the Court upheld State Department area restrictions on passports, finding that its passport policies did not violate the First Amendment as they inhibited action rather than expression. This distinction was again upheld in 1981.) In 1956, however, Section 6 of The Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 was still the law of the land, and it was the law with which H.U.A.C. went after Miller. H.U.A.C. gave Miller an additional ten days to return and answer questions, with t
24 According to Miller in his autobiography "Timebends," he had written a screenplay dealing with corruption on the New York waterfront called "The Hook." Elia Kazan had agreed to direct it, and in 1951 they went to see Harry Cohn at Columbia Pictures about making the picture. Cohn agreed in principle to make "The Hook," but his minions were troubled by the portrayal of corrupt union officials. When Cohn asked that the antagonists of the script be changed to Communists, Miller refused. Cohn sent Miller a letter telling him it was interesting that he had resisted Columbia's desire to make the movie pro-American. Kazan later made a movie about corruption on the waterfront that did include corrupt union officials, based on articles by Malcolm Johnson. He asked Miller to write the script, but Miller declined due to his disenchantment with Kazan's friendly testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Budd Schulberg, a fellow HUAC informer, developed the story and wrote the script. The movie was produced by Sam Spiegel and distributed through Columbia. On the Waterfront (1954), which won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, is considered a classic and was one of the first films named to the National Film Preservation Board's National Film Registry in 1989.
25 Miller died on the 56th anniversary of the opening night of his greatest success. "Death of a Salesman" opened at the Morosco Theatre on Feb 10, 1949 and closed on Nov 18, 1950, running for a total of 742 performances. The original production won two 1949 Tony Awards for Miller for Best Play and Best Author. It also won Tony Awards for Arthur Kennedy (Best Supporting or Featured Actor-Dramatic), Jo Mielziner (Best Scenic Design), Kermit Bloomgarden and Walter Fried (Producer-Dramatic), and Elia Kazan (Best Director). Cameron Mitchell won a 1949 Theatre World Award for Supporting Actor. Miller also was awarded the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play has been revived three times successfully on Broadway, in 1975, 1984 and 1999.
26 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 287-295. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
27 (12/04) The 89-year-old Miller announced that he has been living with 34-year-old artist Agnes Barley at his Roxbury, Connecticut, farm since 2002.
28 He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1995 (1994 season) BBC Award for Best Play for Broken Glass.
29 Was one of three children. His father was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. His mother was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents.
30 According to Martin Gottfried's biography, "Arthur Miller: His Life and Work," he and his late wife, Inge Morath, had a son, Daniel, born with Down Syndrome. Miller put Daniel in an institution in Roxbury, Conn., and never visited him.
31 Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1938, majoring in journalism. He was a reporter and night editor on the student paper, The Michigan Daily.
32 Was found guilty of contempt of Congress for refusing to reveal to the House Un-American Activities Committee the names of members of a literary circle accused of Communist affiliations. His conviction was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on 8 August 1958. [May 1957]
33 Was exempted from military service during World War II because of a football injury.
34 His "Death of a Salesman" was the first play to take the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
35 Divorced his first wife, Mary Slattery, in Reno, NV, after a six-week residency period. It was while waiting for his divorce that Miller met a group of cowboys who inspired the short story "The Misfits", which he later adapted as a vehicle for his second wife, Marilyn Monroe.
36 Awarded Spain's Principe de Asturias Prize for Literature as "the undisputed master of modern drama." Previous winners include Doris Lessing, Günter Grass and Carlos Fuentes. [May 2002]
37 (May 8, 2002) Miller received the "Principe de Asturias" prize, in honour of his writing career.
38 Daughter Rebecca Miller is married to Daniel Day-Lewis, who starred in The Crucible (1996), a film version of Miller's play.
39 Met his late wife, Inge Morath, when she and other photographers from the legendary Magnum agency, was assigned to document the making of Miller's and Marilyn Monroe's film, The Misfits (1961).
40 First wife Mary Slattery was his college sweetheart.
41 Older brother of Joan Copeland.
42 Father of Jane Ellen Miller and Robert A. Miller by first wife, Mary Slattery.
43 Father (with Inge Morath) of Rebecca Miller.
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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Clock 1993 TV Movie play
The Golden Years 1992 TV Movie
The General Motors Playwrights Theater 1991 TV Series play - 1 episode
An Enemy of the People 1990 TV Movie
Everybody Wins 1990 play / screenplay
American Playhouse 1987 TV Series play - 1 episode
Death of a Salesman 1985 TV Movie play / teleplay
Közjáték Vichyben 1981 TV Movie play
The Crucible 1980 TV Movie play
Playing for Time 1980 TV Movie written by
En handelsresandes död 1979 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
De prijs 1979 TV Movie play
Fame 1978 TV Movie writer
An Enemy of the People 1978 adaptation for the American stage
El teatro 1976 TV Series play - 1 episode
Le prix 1975 TV Movie play
After the Fall 1974 TV Movie
A Morte de um Caixeiro Viajante 1974 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
Estudio 1 TV Series 1 episode, 1974 play - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1973 play 'All My Sons' - 1 episode, 1973
Alta comedia 1971-1974 TV Series 3 episodes
Incident at Vichy 1973 TV Movie play
Incident 1973 TV Movie play
Il crogiuolo 1971 TV Mini-Series play "The Crucible" - 2 episodes
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Price 1971 TV Movie adaptation / play
Great Performances 1971 TV Series play - 1 episode
Frakt under havet 1970 TV Movie play
The Reason Why 1970 Short
Tsena 1969 play
Der Tod des Handlungsreisenden 1968 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
De vuurproef 1968 TV Movie
Inzicht 1968 TV Movie novel "Focus"
Kahden maanantain muisto 1967 TV Movie play "A Memory of Two Mondays"
De dood van een handelsreiziger 1967 TV Movie play
The Crucible 1967 TV Movie play
Blick von der Brücke 1967 TV Movie play "A View From the Bridge"
Alle mine sønner 1967 TV Movie author
Ein gutes Gewissen... 1967 TV Short story
Et minde om to mandage 1966 TV Movie play "A Memory of Two Mondays"
An Enemy of the People 1966 TV Movie adaptation
NET Playhouse 1966 TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
Kaikki minun poikiani 1966 TV Movie play "All My Sons"
Erinnerung an zwei Montage 1966 TV Movie play "A Memory of Two Mondays"
BBC Play of the Month 1966 TV Series play - 1 episode
Death of a Salesman 1966 TV Movie play
ITV Play of the Week TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1966 play - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958 adaptation - 1 episode, 1957
Theatre 625 1966 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Minne av två måndagar 1965 TV Movie play "A Memory of Two Mondays"
Smeltedigelen 1965 TV Movie play
Alle meine Söhne 1965 TV Movie play "All My Sons"
Alla mina söner 1965 TV Movie play "All my sons"
Gran teatro 1965 TV Series play "The Crucible" - 1 episode
Minne om to mandager 1964 TV Movie based on play
Gran teatro 1964 TV Series 1 episode
Tod eines Handlungsreisenden 1963 TV Movie novel "Death of a Salesman"
Grande Teatro Tupi TV Series 1 episode, 1956 play - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1963
Der Tod des Handlungsreisenden 1962 TV Movie play
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series story - 1 episode
En handelsreisendes død 1962 TV Movie based on play
Focus 1962 TV Movie novel
Vu du pont 1962 play "A View from the Bridge"
Brennpunkt 1961 TV Movie play
En handelsresandes död 1961 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
Alle meine Söhne 1961 TV Movie play "All My Sons"
Kauppamatkustajan kuolema 1961 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
De dood van een handelsreiziger 1961 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
The Misfits 1961 screenplay / short story - uncredited
De dood van een handelsreiziger 1960 TV Movie play
Let's Make Love 1960 uncredited
Hexenjagd 1960 TV Movie play "The Crucible"
Startime TV Series adaptation - 1 episode, 1960 play - 1 episode, 1959
ITV Television Playhouse 1959 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Folio 1958 TV Series play - 1 episode
Der Tod des Handlungsreisenden 1958 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
La muerte de un viajante 1957 TV Movie play "Death of a Salesman"
The Crucible 1957 play "The Crucible"
Alle meine Söhne 1955 TV Movie play "All My Sons"
TV de Vanguarda 1954 TV Series play - 1 episode
Encounter 1952 TV Series 1 episode
Death of a Salesman 1951 play
Cameo Theatre 1950 TV Series story - 1 episode
Anni difficili 1948 English narrative only
All My Sons 1948 based on the play by
Incident at Vichy 2016 TV Movie
Theater Close-Up 2016 TV Series 1 episode
National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge 2015 TV Movie play
The Crucible 2014 TV Movie play "The Crucible" by
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary excerpts from play
Tod eines Handlungsreisenden 2001 TV Movie
Focus 2001/I novel
Eden 2001/I novel "Homely Girl"
The Ryan Interview 2000 TV Movie play
Death of a Salesman 2000 TV Movie play
Den sista yankeen 1997 TV Movie play
Uno sguardo dal ponte 1997 TV Movie play
Death of a Salesman 1996 TV Movie
The Crucible 1996 play / screenplay
Broken Glass 1996 TV Movie play

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eden 2001/I Father
The Ryan Interview 2000 TV Movie Narrator
Murder in Beverly Hills: The Menendez Trial 1993 TV Movie
The Civil War 1990 TV Mini-Series documentary William Tecumseh Sherman / John Brown
The Rehearsal 1974
Boomerang! 1947 Line-Up Suspect (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free Zone 2005 special thanks
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 2003 Documentary thanks
The Real Blonde 1997 enormous gratitude and respect
American Masters 1985 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Imagine 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Atheism Tapes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Brief History of Disbelief 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Playwright
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 2003 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 2002 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2000-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mark Twain 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Green Room 2000 TV Movie documentary
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Classic: Arthur Miller")
The West 1996 TV Series documentary
Face to Face 1995 TV Series Himself
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Various / Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 1994 TV Series Himself
Looking Back at You 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Copyright by Inge Morath 1992 Documentary Himself
Borderlines 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Talk Show with Clive James 1990 TV Series Himself
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary Himself
Omnibus 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
Oltre New York 1986 TV Movie Himself
Working in the Theatre 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas 1986 Documentary Himself
The Statue of Liberty 1985 Documentary Himself
American Masters 1985 TV Series documentary Himself - The Playwright
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1984 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Brooklyn Bridge 1981 Documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1980 TV Series documentary Himself
Arthur Miller on Home Ground 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1979 TV Series Himself
New York, New York 1979 TV Series Himself
A Salute to American Imagination 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Playwright
Money Talks 1972 Documentary Himself
The Fall 1969 Documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award for National Theatre Company for Great Britain
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Himself
ABC Stage 67 1966 TV Series Himself
Pariser Journal 1964 TV Series documentary Himself
The Theater of Tomorrow 1963 TV Movie Himself
Appointment With 1960 TV Series documentary
Critic at Large 1949 TV Series Himself - Author Death of a Salesman

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Best of Enemies 2015 Documentary Himself
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Himself
My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon 2011 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Stars of the Silver Screen 2011 TV Series Himself
Marilyn Monroe - Ich möchte geliebt werden 2010 Documentary Himself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Protagonistas del recuerdo 2007 TV Series Himself
Revealed 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
American Masters 2003-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
La mandrágora 2006 TV Series Himself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Biographer 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Century of the Self 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes Wednesday 1999 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Classic: Arthur Miller")
Marilyn in Manhattan 1998 TV Movie Himself
We Remember Marilyn 1996 Video documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Hotels 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend 1987 Documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985 TV Series Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Lykke og krone 1962 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special Playing for Time (1980)
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classifications of Individual Achievements Death of a Salesman (1966)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The Crucible (1996)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted The Crucible (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Crucible (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Crucible (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Crucible (1996)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special Death of a Salesman (1985) · Dustin Hoffman (executive producer)
· Robert F. Colesberry (producer)


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#Quote
1 [on working in radio with Orson Welles]: I was amazed at Welles's genius with the microphone; he seemed to climb into it, his word-carving voice winding into one's brain. No actor had such intimacy and sheer presence in a loudspeaker.
2 [on approaches to acting] 'The Method' is in the air. The actor is defending himself from the Philistine, vulgar public. I had a girl in 'After the Fall' I couldn't hear. I kept on saying, 'I can't hear you'. She finally got furious and said to me, in effect, that she was acting the truth, and that she was not going to prostitute herself to the audience. That was the living end.
3 (On his play After the Fall) The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.
4 [on Marilyn Monroe] If she was simple, it would have been easy to help her. She could have made it with a little luck.
5 My father loved to stand in front of a theater where a play of mine was on and every now and then stroll in to chat with the box office men about business.
6 Once when my father was about eighty he asked me, 'Do I look like you or do you look like me?' This was serious. 'I guess I look like you,' I said. He seemed to like that answer.
7 The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes.
8 [on why he was called to testify by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956] I knew perfectly well why they had subpoenaed me. It was because I was engaged to Marilyn Monroe. Had I not been, they'd never have thought of me. They'd been through the writers long before and they'd never touched me. Once I became famous as her possible husband, this was a great possibility for publicity. When I got to Washington, preparing to appear before that committee, my lawyer received a message from the chairman saying that if it could be arranged that he could have a picture, a photograph taken with Marilyn, he would cancel the whole hearing. I mean, the cynicism of this thing was so total, it was asphyxiating.
9 [on being told by Elia Kazan that he would testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities] Listening to him I grew frightened. There was a certain gloomy logic in what he was saying: unless he came clean he could never hope, in the height of his creative powers, to make another film in America, and he would probably not be given a passport to work abroad, either. If the theatre remained open to him, it was not his primary interest anymore; he wanted to deepen his film life, that was where his heart lay, and he had been told in so many words by his old boss and friend Spyros Skouras, president of Twentieth Century-Fox, that the company would not employ him unless he satisfied the Committee. I could only say that I thought this would pass and that it had to pass because it would devour the glue that kept the country together if left to its own unobstructed course. I said that it was not the Reds who were dispensing our fears now, but the other side, and it could not go indefinitely, it would someday wear down the national nerve. And then there might be regrets about this time. But I was growing cooler with the thought that as unbelievable as it seemed, I could still be up for sacrifice if Kazan knew I attended meetings of the Communist Party writers years ago and had made a speech at one of them. - from his autobiography "Timebends" (1989)
10 It can take a long time to accept that celebrity is a kind of loneliness.
11 Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house - in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
12 By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings.
13 Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
14 A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
15 The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.


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