American Masters

  • 1986
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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...

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A Duke Named Ellington

First Aired: July 18, 1988

A two-part profile of bandleader-pianist-composer Duke Ellington (1899-1974), opens with a look at his early career. Included: performance clips of “East St. Louis Toodle-oo,” “Mood Indigo,” “The Mooche” and “Rockin' in Rhythm.”

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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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