Oscar Levant: The Brilliant Shadow
A profile of pianist-actor Oscar Levant (1906-72) centers on his fame as a wit, career neurotic and interpreter of Gershwin. Included are TV and movie clips, and interviews with his colleagues, friends and family members.
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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)