Arthur Miller Dead at 89

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The man who created Willy Loman of "Death of a Salesman" has died.

His assistant says playwright Arthur Miller died at his Connecticut home of heart failure. She says his family was at the bedside.

His play "The Crucible," about the Salem witch trials, is his most frequently performed work. Miller won the Tony Award for the play in 1953. It was inspired by the repressive political environment of McCarthyism

Miller won a Pulitzer for "Death of a Salesman" in 1949.

In a 1988 interview, he said he "couldn't have predicted" the following that the play about a salesman would garner.

Miller gained additional fame in the 1950s with his marriage to actress Marilyn Monroe.

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