See Article History Alternative Title: He is best known for Death of a Salesman Miller was shaped by the Great Depressionwhich brought financial ruin onto his father, a small manufacturer, and demonstrated to the young Miller the insecurity of modern existence.
His father was a Protestant and his mother a Roman Catholic. Gable was named William after his father, but even in childhood, he was almost always called Clark or sometimes Billy.
His mother died when he was ten months old, possibly from a brain tumoralthough the official cause of death was given as an epileptic fit. The dispute was resolved when Will Gable agreed to allow his son to spend time with his maternal uncle, Charles Hershelman, and his wife on their farm in Vernon Township, Pennsylvania.
Gable was a tall, shy child with a loud voice. His stepmother raised him to be well-dressed and well-groomed.
Jennie played the piano and gave her stepson lessons at home. He was very mechanically inclined and loved to strip down and repair cars with his father.
Although his father insisted on Gable doing "manly" things, like hunting and hard physical work, Gable loved language. Among trusted company, he would recite Shakespeareparticularly the sonnets. Will decided to settle his debts and try his hand at farmingand the family moved to Ravenna, Ohionear Akron.
She paid to have his teeth repaired and his hair styled. She guided him in building up his chronically undernourished body, and taught him better body control and posture.
She spent considerable time training his naturally high-pitched voice, which he slowly managed to lower, to gain better resonance and tone. As his speech habits improved, his facial expressions became more natural and convincing.
After a long period of training, Dillon considered him ready to attempt a film career. Gable to Clark Gable. Seventeen-year-old Carole Lombardlater his third wife, also appeared as an extra in that film, although they were not in the same scene.
He also appeared as a bit player in a series of shorts. He became lifelong friends with Lionel Barrymorewho, despite initially bawling Gable out for what he deemed amateurish acting, urged him to pursue a career on stage.
His first role in a sound picture was as the unshaven villain in a low-budget William Boyd Western called The Painted Desert He received a lot of fan mail as a result of his powerful voice and appearance; the studio took notice.
After moving to California, they were married again inpossibly due to differences in state legal requirements. Zanuckthen at Warner Bros. He became a client of well-connected agent Minna Wallis, sister of producer Hal Wallis and a very close friend of Norma Shearer.
MGM was looking to expand its stable of male stars and he fit the bill. He first worked mainly in supporting roles, often as the villain.Arthur Miller wrote an outstanding play on the human condition as it pursues the traditional American dream.
Willy Loman is a man of high self-esteem and expectations, who always waited for the big hit to occur, yet it never did.
Explore the life and award-winning works of Arthur Miller, the American playwright best known for 'Death of a Salesman,' 'The Price' and 'The Crucible,' on grupobittia.com IT'S MILLER TIME - My Review of THE SALESMAN (3 1/2 Stars) Iranian filmmakers have long disguised their political dissent by way of children's parables in order to skirt their nation's stringent.
Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and grupobittia.com Arthur Miller, in full Arthur Asher Miller, (born October 17, , New York, New York, U.S.—died February 10, , Roxbury, Connecticut), American playwright, who combined social awareness with a searching concern for his characters’ inner lives.
He is best known for Death of a Salesman ( Arthur Miller. Known for his political activism and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller was a powerful force in both American history and literature. His work dominated the theater scene.