Playwright, A View From the Bridge
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955). Other works include Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay (1960) and the texts for In Russia (1969), in the Country (1977) and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Mighigan in (1936). He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy Award, and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievment. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievment Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievment Award and the Pulitzer Prize.