Summary: playwright whose dramas of moral and personal responsibility such as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible made him one of the 20th century's greatest dramatists, who dominated theaters throughout the world for decades along with Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams (it was the character of Willy Loman and Death of a Salesman, which took Miller only six weeks to write and cemented his reputation when it opened on Broadway in 1949), and whose brief, rocky marriage to the late actress Marilyn Monroe inspired two of his later plays.
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure
Born: October 17, 1915
Died: February 10, 2005
Location: Roxbury, Connecticut