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An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal (more…)

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Season 16, Episode 2 F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams

First Aired: October 14, 2001

A leisurely, graceful recounting of the short, turbulent life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), the Jazz Age's most celebrated chronicler. Filmmaker DeWitt Sage intertwines Fitzgerald's observations (spoken by Campbell Scott) and those of his wife Zelda (Laura Linney) with readings from “The Great Gatsby” and other works (read by Amy Irving), and comments by authors, academics and people who knew the Fitzgeralds.

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October 7, 2001

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William Sadler Ernest Hemingway
Amy Irving Fitzgerald's works
Campbell Scott F.Scott Fitzgerald
Laura Linney Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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