Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still performed worldwide. Miller was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Miller is considered by audiences and scholars as one of America's greatest playwrights, and his plays are lauded throughout the world.
Miller died at his home in Roxbury of congestive heart failure on the evening of February 10, 2005 at the age of 89.