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US playwright Arthur Miller dies (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 09:52 AM
The assistant of Arthur Miller has said the the author has succumbed to his cancer and died.
ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

Miller died Thursday night at his home in Roxbury of heart failure, his assistant, Julia Bolus, said Friday. His family was at his bedside, she said.

His plays, with their strong emphasis on family, morality and personal responsibility, spoke to the growing fragmentation of American society.

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Playwright Arthur Miller (1915) - Pulitzer prize-winning author of Death of a Salesman - and who married Marilyn Monroe in 1956 has died aged 89 after a battle against cancer.


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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 10:48 PM
I read the obit in the times, very nicely written. His plays were fantastic, and even when I was forced to read them in seventh grade I appreciated them. Truly a great man. I even had the pleasure of meeting him.


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