Beth Dykstra

October 17, 1915

Born in Brooklyn, New York City

1927

Sees first play at the Shubert Theater in New York City

1934

Enrolls at the University of Michigan

1936

Wins first Avery Hopwood and Julie Hopwood Award for the play “No Villain,” which he wrote in only six days

1940

Marries Mary Grace Slatterly

1944

“The Man Who Had All The Luck” premieres on Broadway and wins the Theater Guild National Award

1947

“All Mt Sons” premieres on Broadway and wins New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award

1949

“Death of a Salesman” premieres on Broadway, winning the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Antoinette Perry Award an the Donaldson Award

1953

“The Crucible,” Miller’s comment on McCarthyism, premieres on Broadway and wins the Antoinette Perry Award and the Donaldson Award

1956

Marries actress Marilyn Monroe and receives an honorary Doctor of Human Letters from the University

1961

Divorces Marilyn Monroe.  Monroe’s final film “Misfits,” written by Miller, premieres

1962

Marries Inge Morath

1964

“After the Fall,” Miller’s semi-autobiographical play and a comment on his troubled marriage to Monroe, premieres on Broadway

1965

Elected president of International P.E.N., the renowned international literary organization

1970

Miller’s works are banned in the Soviet Union as a result of his efforts to free dissident writers

1985

“Death of a Salesman,” starring Dustin Hoffman premiers on CBS to an audience of 25 million

1993

Awarded National Medal of the Arts by President Bill Clinton

1999

“Death of a Salesman,” revived on Broadway for the play’s 50th anniversary, and wins Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play

2001

Awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and the John H. Finley Award for Exemplary Service to New York City.

2004

Miller’s last major work, “Finishing the Picture,” premiers at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

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