Death of a salesman 1966 - An outstanding play and an outstanding TV adaptation

Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock in Death of a salesman (1966)

IMDB Rating: 7,8

Director: Alex Segal
Main Cast: Lee J. Cobb, Mildred Dunnock, James Farentino, Albert Dekker, George Segal, Karen Steele, Gene Wilder

"Death of a Salesman is a 1966 television film adapted from the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. It was directed by Alex Segal and adapted for television by Miller. It received numerous nominations for awards, and won several of them, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award and a Peabody Award. It was nominated in a total of 11 Emmy categories at the 19th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1967. Lee J. Cobb reprised his role as Willy Loman and Mildred Dunnock reprised her role as Linda Loman from the original 1949 stage production. The performance marks a strong dramatic turn for George Segal who is known for his comic work, while a young Gene Wilder presents a comic but sensitive performance as Bernard."

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