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Arthur Miller didn’t “hide” his son, daughter says

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Rebecca Miller, Arthur Miller’s daughter (and Daniel Day-Lewis’ wife), discusses her father’s legacy in a recent interview. She talks about her late father’s loneliness during his last days and debunks accusations that he neglected her brother, who was institutionalized for Down syndrome. One of her novels, “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”, has been adapted into a film and chronicles the domestic unraveling of a middle-aged woman. The film will star Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves, Maria Bello and Blake Lively among an all-star cast that also includes Julianne Moore, Monica Bellucci and Alan Arkin.

The article also points out the unconscious parallels that perhaps every writer inevitably imprints upon a work. Can one ever segregate the private from the professional as a writer? As someone once told me, rarely is anything original these days. Everything is derived from something else, no? In Miler’s case, as the daughter of the renowned “Death of a Salesman” author who has come into her own despite her pedigree, the results are worth their telling.

“Arthur Miller: The demonising of my father” (Times Online)


daniel day-lewis & rebecca miller

arthur miller & marilyn monroe (1956-1961)


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