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In pictures: Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller in 1967
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Arthur Miller, who has died aged 89, was famous for writing landmark plays such as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, and his five-year marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Arthur Miller in 1959
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Born in 1915, Miller was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II and made his name in the late 1940s.
Arthur Miller with Marilyn Monroe in 1956
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Miller and Monroe married in 1956 but the pair divorced in 1962. He described her as: "A poet on street corner trying to recite to a crowd pulling at her clothes."
Cast and principals of
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Miller (back) wrote the screenplay for his wife's 1961 film The Misfits, which also starred Montgomery Clift (front left) and Clark Gable (front right).
Arthur Miller before testifying at a hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee
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He testified at the McCarthy-era House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee in 1956 but refused to name friends who may have been Communists.
Miller with Tennessee Williams (left) and director Elia Kazan (centre) in 1967
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With fellow playwright Tennessee Williams (left) and director Elia Kazan (centre), Miller was one of the giants of 20th Century US drama.
Arthur Miller collecting Moliere award in Paris in 1999
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The writer was honoured with a Moliere award for theatre achievements in Paris in 1999.
Arthur Miller appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on April 28, 2004
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In 2004, he gave evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the future of theatre, saying younger writers were turning to TV to make more money.


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