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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 26, Episode 7 Inventing David Geffen: American Masters

First Aired: November 20, 2012

A profile of entertainment mogul David Geffen, who began his career in the William Morris Agency mail room in 1964, featuring remarks from friends, associates and observers, including Cher, Tom Hanks, Don Henley, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. The biography charts his business successes and philanthropic efforts while also addressing his rifts with Laura Nyro, the Eagles and the Clintons; his lawsuit against Neil Young; and struggles with cancer and homosexuality.