Wallis, Duchess of Windsor: An American Royal
First Aired: November 3, 1999
Recalling the life of the Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), Wallis Warfield Simpson, the American divorcée whose courtship with King Edward VIII led him to relinquish his crown and marry her in 1937. The documentary looks at her two failed marriages before her union to Edward and the rift their relationship caused between her husband and his family, who did not accept her until the late 1960s.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)