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Shelby Foote (1916–2005)


Shelby Foote was born on November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA as Shelby Dade Foote Jr. He is known for his work on Memphis (1992), Baseball (1994) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He was married to Gwyn Rainer, Peggy DeSommes and Tess Lavery. He died on June 27, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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(age 88) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Known For

Memphis Writer
(1992)
Baseball Himself
(1994)
Booknotes Himself
(1994)

Filmography

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 1993 The Making of 'Gettysburg' (Video documentary) (commentary)
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (consultant - 9 episodes)
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... (consultant)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... (consultant)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... (consultant)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... (consultant)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... (consultant)
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 1992 Memphis (TV Movie) (novel "September September")
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 1989 Glory (special thanks)
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 1998 Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1996 Great Drives (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (volume 1: Highway 61)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself
- Shadow Ball (1994) ... Himself
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... Himself
- The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994) ... Himself
- Something Like a War (1994) ... Himself
- Our Game (1994) ... Himself
 1994 Booknotes (TV Series)
Himself
 1993 The Making of 'Gettysburg' (Video documentary)
Himself - Historian / Novelist
 1990 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #29.15 (1990) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #29.6 (1990) ... Himself - Guest
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Writer / Various / Himself / ...
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Himself - Writer / Various
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Himself - Writer / Various
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Himself / Pvt. John W. Haley
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Himself - Writer / Various
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Himself - Writer
 1988 The Congress (TV Movie documentary) (voice)
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 2017 Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Writer
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Other Works:

Novel: "Three Novels" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Right now I'm thinking a good deal about emancipation. One of our sins was slavery. Another was emancipation. It's a paradox. In theory, emancipation was one of the glories of our democracy-and it was. But the way it was done led to tragedy. Turning four million people loose with no jobs or trades or learning. And then, in 1877, for a few electoral votes, just abandoning them entirely. A huge ... See more »

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He has been awarded three Guggenheim fellowships. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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