American Masters

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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 Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin...

Season 16, Episode 3 Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds

First Aired: August 17, 2005

Profiling Richard Rodgers, who helped create such musicals as "Pal Joey," "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel" with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Included are performances by Diahann Carroll, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand; clips of John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the famous "bench scene" from "Carousel"; and Julie Andrews in a 1957 TV broadcast of "Cinderella." Daughters Linda and Mary, and Julie Andrews, Trevor Nunn and Andrew Lloyd Webber comment.

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  • Premise: 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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