February 11, 2005

Death of a playwright

Arthur Miller, the playwright who brought us the modern dramatic classics Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, died yesterday at the age of 90:

Miller died yesterday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, of heart failure, Reuters said, citing his assistant Julia Bolus.

Miller, who was married to screen legend Marilyn Monroe, also wrote "The Crucible," "All My Sons" and "A View from the Bridge." Miller has been called one of the 20th century's three great American dramatists, along with Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams.

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