Biography

  • 1987
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 Graves as host in 1987. Well-established and a franchise series for A&E by 1994, it later spun off t (more…)

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A profile of American icon James Dean (1931-55) recalls his brief, turbulent life. Included: his early stage and TV work in New York, where he studied at the Actors Studio; his stardom following 1955's “East of Eden” and “Rebel Without a Cause”; his troubled relationships; and his death in a car crash. Among those commenting: Martin Landau, Rod Steiger, Liz Sheridan and Anna Strasberg.

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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)

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