Profile of the Day: Arthur Miller
Do you remember reading the plays by Arthur Miller? On this day in 2005, the American playwright died in his home in Roxbury, Connecticut at the age of 89. Miller is perhaps best remembered for his plays Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. In 1956, he married Marilyn Monroe and later that year, the House of Un-American Activities Committee refused to renew Miller’s passport and called him in to appear before the committee. When Miller refused to comply with the committee’s demand for him to “out” others who participated in “questionable” political activities, the committee found him in contempt of Congress and blacklisted Miller. His conviction was eventually overturned by by the court of appeals in 1958.
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