Biography Poster

(1987– )

Episode List

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27 Oct. 1992
Brigitte Bardot
As the title implies, this Biography series documentary covers the life and times of French movie icon Brigitte Bardot.
 
24 Nov. 1992
George Bush: His World War II Years.
The men who served alongside him help bring to life the perilous World War II experiences that molded America's 41st Commander-In-Chief.
 
13 Apr. 1993
Cary Grant: Hollywood's Leading Man
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star - a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. The actor's suave exterior, however, concealed a complex and often sensitive individual. Cary's painful journey from his lonely working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty is made vivid through family photos, archival footage, clips from many of his films - including his first, following his discovery by blonde bombshell Mae West, starring role in She Done Him Wrong.
 
16 Nov. 1993
Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France
The meteoric rise and eventual demise of one of the greatest military leaders in history, Napoleon Bonaparte, who rewrote the rules of war and changed the political landscape of Europe forever.
 
14 Dec. 1993
Bing Crosby: America's Crooner
A biography of Bing Crosby, one of America's most loved singers and movie stars from the golden age of Hollywood.
 
1994
Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon
His vision revolutionized industry, transformed life as we know it--and made him very, very rich.
 
18 Jan. 1994
Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon
A video tribute to a martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. Examined are his early years in Hong Kong and his journey to Hollywood, his role of Kato on the TV series 'The Green Hornet', and his years as the martial arts instructor to the stars. Lee's spectacular rise to super stardom through his Kung Fu films is detailed, with a revealing look at both the on-screen action and behind the scenes controversy. Celebrity interviews include actor James Coburn talking about Lee as a teacher and collaborator, and actress Diane McBain on Lee's Kato years. Lee's successors in martial ...
 
12 Apr. 1994
Sid Caesar: Television's Comedy Genius
The life of comedy genius Sid Caesar with interviews and film clips
 
6 Jun. 1994
General Omar Bradley
Files and footage from the archives of the U.S. Naval Institute highlight this profile of the military genius who prepared America's forces for World War II.
 
10 Jun. 1994
Marilyn Monroe - Behind the Legend
One-hour A&E biography hosted by Jack Perkins showing the life story of Marilyn with archival footage.
 
20 Jun. 1994
Houdini: The Great Escape
Documentary about Harry Houdini (1874-1926) which includes on camera appearances by Patrick Culliton, Penn and Teller, and Houdini's last living assistant, Dorothy Young.
 
24 Jun. 1994
George Washington: Founding Father
Explore the truths and explode the myths of the man who remains "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."
 
14 Jul. 1994
Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek and Beyond
Biography of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.
 
21 Jul. 1994
Donald Trump: Master of the Deal
From his days on top of the world in the glitzy eighties to his decline and remarkable rebirth, chronicle the astonishing life of the modern Midas whose name is synonymous with wealth.
 
25 Jul. 1994
Frank Capra: Mr. Capra Goes to America
Frank Capra's rise to fame as one of early Hollywood's most acclaimed directors.
 
1 Aug. 1994
Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend
He is known to millions as "the King of the Wild Frontier," but the real story of Davy Crockett is not nearly as familiar as his name.
 
2 Aug. 1994
Roy Rogers: American Legend
Roy Rogers, along with his wife Dale Evans, and horse Trigger become icons of the western genre.
 
4 Aug. 1994
Willie Nelson
Here's Willie Nelson's official, authorized biography! "Willie Nelson: My Life" is the close-up portrait of America's favorite singer/songwriter, from the days he sold one of his early hits, Family Bible, for $50 to buy milk for his children through his long struggle to superstardom. Included are frank and sometimes humorous interviews with Willie and his friends Ray Charles (who duets with Wilie on the song "Seven Spanish Angels"), Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Sydney Pollack, Gary Busey, Mel Tillis, Ray Price, Jerry Jeff Walker ...
 
5 Aug. 1994
Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy
Patsy Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. Now, her musical legacy lives on in Remembering Patsy. This heartfelt celebration features 17 great Patsy Cline songs, and 10 rare television appearances, recently discovered and never before seen on video. You'll meet Patsy through her intimate home movies, her personal letters, as read by Arista recording artist Michele Wright, and the fond reminiscences of Patsy's husband, Charlie Dick, and Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold, Bill Anderson and Jan Howard. A new generation...
 
30 Aug. 1994
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
One of this century's most respected and admired figures, she was a humanitarian who transformed the place of women in society, and in the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt created the tradition of the activist First Lady. A pioneer among Presidents' wives, she formed a staff, held press conferences, and defined an agenda beyond that of homemaker. She fought for Civil Rights, for women and the oppressed. Yet this towering public figure was also an orphan whose family was destroyed by alcoholism, the unhappy wife of a philandering husband, and a passionate friend. Experts...
 
1 Sep. 1994
The Babe: The Story of Babe Ruth
Revisit the life of the immortal slugger whose incredible ability to hit home runs was matched only by his appetite for good living.
 
13 Sep. 1994
Bette Davis: If Looks Could Kill
Share the magical memories - and see clips from her Oscar winning performances - in this profile of the "First Lady of the American screen."
 
14 Sep. 1994
Gilda Radner: In Her Own Words
The life of comedian and original "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner.
 
15 Sep. 1994
Benjamin Franklin: Citizen of the World
Franklin's own words come alive in this detailed portrait of America's first great statesman and Renaissance man.
 
21 Sep. 1994
Michelangelo: Artist and Man
Examine the broad canvas of Michelangelo's life and legacy to probe the very soul of the artist who was recognized as a genius in his own lifetime.
 
17 Oct. 1994
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
An account of the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood's most famous and glamorous movie stars. Her sad and difficult childhood is recounted, including her mother's breakdown and her life with unsympathetic foster parents. After being "discovered" by Hollywood, Monroe endured many insecurities and problems that came along with a world that called her a "goddess", but saw her as a sex object. Although her movie roles reveal a sense of humor, warmth, and talent, her life continued-with three failed marriages, addiction to drugs and alcohol, and a tragic, ...
 
27 Oct. 1994
Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Descend into the dark world and tragic life of the melancholy author who is the uncontested master of the macabre, and hear excerpts from his famous works.
 
25 Nov. 1994
Cleopatra: Destiny's Queen
Ancient art and period accounts, along with commentary from the world's leading Egyptologists brings the fabled story of Cleopatra to life.
 
1 Dec. 1994
Van Cliburn: Concert Pianist
Biography of the legendary pianist, and his 1994 summer tour.