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 Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin Round Table won a 1987 Academy Award.

Guest Stars

Elton John
4 Episodes (2010-2013)
4 Episodes (2010-2016)
B.B. King
4 Episodes (2003-2016)
Elia Kazan
3 Episodes (2008-2010)
3 Episodes (2008-2012)
Kim Hunter
3 Episodes (2003-2008)
Sean Penn
3 Episodes (2011-2012)
Tom Brokaw
3 Episodes (2006-2012)
3 Episodes (2009-2015)
2 Episodes (2013-2015)
Bob Dylan
2 Episodes (2005-2009)
Buck Henry
2 Episodes (2005-2013)
Chris Rock
2 Episodes (2011-2011)
Mel Brooks
2 Episodes (2012-2016)
Neil Young
2 Episodes (2009-2012)
Rob Reiner
2 Episodes (2013-2016)
Tim Burton
2 Episodes (2008-2012)
Tim Conway
2 Episodes (2005-2007)
Tom Hanks
2 Episodes (2012-2016)
2 Episodes (2010-2012)
2 Episodes (2010-2016)
2 Episodes (2003-2003)
2 Episodes (2003-2014)
2 Episodes (2005-2010)
2 Episodes (2009-2014)
2 Episodes (2011-2016)
2 Episodes (2003-2006)
Neil Simon
2 Episodes (2013-2016)
2 Episodes (2002-2016)
2 Episodes (2005-2012)
2 Episodes (2010-2012)
2 Episodes (2013-2015)
Fitzgerald's works
1 Episode (2005)
Bill Pullman
Edward S. Curtis
1 Episode (2001)
Blythe Danner
Aline Saarinen
1 Episode (2016)
Campbell Scott
F.Scott Fitzgerald
1 Episode (2005)
Clarke Peters
James Brown
1 Episode (2003)
Bronson Alcott
1 Episode (2009)
Henry Luce
1 Episode (2004)
James Naughton
Ernest Hemingway
1 Episode (2005)
Jane Alexander
Ednah Cheney
1 Episode (2009)
Jeremy Northam
Cary Grant
1 Episode (2005)
John Amos
Dr. Bledsoe
1 Episode (2005)
Kate Burton
Hemingway Fiction
1 Episode (2005)
Laura Linney
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
1 Episode (2003)
Marcia Gay Harden
Willa Cather
1 Episode (2005)
Louis Armstrong
1 Episode (2005)
Grandfather
1 Episode (2005)
William Sadler
Ernest Hemingway
1 Episode (2005)
Louisa May Alcott
1 Episode (2009)
Goran Visnjic
Robert Capa
1 Episode (2003)
Judy Garland
1 Episode (2004)
Invisible Man
1 Episode (2005)