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Arthur Miller Remembered on Broadway

Feb 14, 2005 | 11:48am EST

Late playwright Arthur Miller was mourned by New York's legendary Broadway theatres on Friday, when they turned off their lights as a mark of respect.

Award-winning Miller died on Thursday evening surrounded by family and friends following a battle with pneumonia, cancer and a heart condition. He was 89.

Most famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman and his five-year marriage to screen icon Marilyn Monroe, Miller's acclaimed works provided Broadway producers with shows for decades.

And theatre bosses called a halt to the evening's entertainment at 8pm on Friday by reducing their auditoriums to pitch black darkness--and remembering the legend in silence.

Robert Whitehead, a Broadway producer who often worked with Miller, said, "He spent his life seeking answers to what he saw around him as a world of injustice."

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