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  • 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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Jack Benny (1894-1974). "He always wanted to be a fiddle player," recalls Isaac Stern. "And he was so lucky he wasn't." Included: excerpts from a 1970 Benny interview by David Frost. Also interviewed: Steve Allen, Gisele MacKenzie and Benny's daughter Joan. Peter Graves narrates.

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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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