Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was an American playwright and author. He was a 1938 graduate of the University of Michigan.
Timeline: Arthur Miller
JAN. 22, 2016. Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn. New York Times. "Despite his grades, Miller persuaded the University of Michigan to accept him. Christopher Bigsby, one of his biographers, said Miller found his writer’s voice in Michigan, “though it was growing up in Brooklyn, during the Depression, with suicides on his street, that became a major influence on his work.”"
November 25, 2013. Arthur Miller’s ode to U-M. Michigan Today. "Miller is decidedly less known for his work as a magazine writer. But among his clips, one will find a lengthy essay he penned for the December 1953 issue of Holiday magazine titled simply “University of Michigan by Arthur Miller.” The piece details the writer’s enduring affection for his alma mater, despite some significant changes that transformed his beloved campus in the 15 years since he’d left."
April 23-28, 1974. Up From Paradise premieres at the Power Center for the Performing Arts, with narration by Arthur Miller. (Ann Arbor Sun)
December 1953. "University of Michigan by Arthur Miller" is published in Holiday Magazine.
Februrary 10, 1949. Miller's play Death of a Salesman premieres at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway. It will win the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.