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American Masters (1986 - )

American Masters (1986 - )

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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 Round Table won a 1987 Academy Award.

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2022, PBS, 4 episodes

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2021, PBS, 10 episodes

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2020, PBS, 7 episodes

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2018, PBS, 14 episodes

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2017, PBS, 13 episodes

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2017, PBS, 9 episodes

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2016, PBS, 9 episodes

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2015, PBS, 7 episodes

Cast

Simon Scott
as Narrator
Gore Vidal
as Himself
Billy Crystal
as Bob Hope
Isabel Keating
as Judy Garland
Stanley Tucci
as Narrator
Oliver Platt
as Narrator
Goran Visnjic
as Narrator
William Hurt
as Narrator
Gene Hackman
as Narrator
Jean Simmons
as Narrator
Tony Roberts
as Narrator
Ron Rifkin
as Narrator
Jeremy Northam
as Cary Grant
Harris Yulin
as Henry Luce
Harris Yulin
as Voice of Henry Luce
Elizabeth Marvel
as Louisa May Alcott
Kevin Spacey
as Narrator
Damián Alcázar
as Jose Clemente Orozco
James Naughton
as Ernest Hemingway
Marcia Gay Harden
as Willa Cather
Anika Noni Rose
as Lorraine Hansberry
Kate Burton
as Hemingway Fiction
Sheila Tousey
as Narrator
Clarke Peters
as James Brown
Bill Pullman
as Edward S. Curtis
Campbell Scott
as F.Scott Fitzgerald
Daniel Gerroll
as Bronson Alcott
Laura Linney
as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Goran Visnjic
as Robert Capa
Dossy Peabody
as Abigail Alcott
Denis O'Hare
as Edgar Allan Poe
Peter Franzén
as Eero Saarinen
William Sadler
as Ernest Hemingway
Jane Alexander
as Ednah Cheney
Blythe Danner
as Aline Saarinen
Amy Irving
as Fitzgerald's works
Marianna Bassham
as May Alcott
Melvin Van Peebles
as Louis Armstrong
Jeff Koons
as Andy Warhol
Linda Amendola
as Anna Alcott
Ken Cheeseman
as Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beno Chapman
as Henry David Thoreau
Joe Butler
as Young John Muir
Howard Weamer
as Old John Muir
Peter Haydu
as Charles Lane
Patsy Fulhorst
as Jeanne Carr
Molly Schreider
as Teen Louisa
Emily Strikeman
as Child Louisa
Fritz Weaver
as Narrator
Haley Garvin
as Toddler Louisa
Maggie Quigley
as Child May Alcott
Ellen Adair
as Teen Anna Alcott
Anna Finklestein
as Teen Beth Alcott
Eleanor Farris
as 'Lulu' May Alcott Nieriker
Bob Jolly
as Civil War Doctor
Matt Perusse
as 'Swearing' Fruitlander
Mike DeLacy
as 'Naked' Fruitlander
John Amos
as Dr. Bledsoe
Crystal Lisbon
as Anna Weld
Paul Benjamin
as Grandfather
Jacques C. Smith
as Invisible Man
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Series Details

TV Network: PBS
Genre: Documentary
Executive Producers: Michael Kantor, Susan Lacy, Brett Ratner, Roger Michael Mayer, Michael Peyser, Andrew Karsch, Peter Brant, Michael Cohl, Stanley Buchthal, Fisher Stevens, Larry Gagosian, Diane von Furstenberg, George Feltenstein, Erik Gordon, Clint Eastwood, Calvin Skaggs, Glenn Aveni, David T. Menair, Mark Samels, Gerry Richman, Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, Roy Furman, Alicia Keys, Norman Lear, Billie Jean King, Jac Venza, Jon Brewer, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Toshi Seeger, Sally Jo Fifer, William Ackman, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Ian Alexander Martin, Tina France, Mehret Mandefro, Freida Lee Mock, Elliott Halpern, John Amos, Stone Douglass, Elizabeth Trojian, Taylor Materne, Richard Browner, Peter Gelb, Tory Kiam, Debbie Linett, Shirley K. Sneve, Albert M. Tapper, Larry Linett, Susan Jaffe Tane, David Ortiz, Michele Anthony, Pamela Roberts, Shirley Kessler, Penny Lieberman, Susan Sarandon, Jay Alix, Betsy Berg, Avon Kirkland, Dick Connette, Ingrid Duran, Krysanne Katsoolis, Celia Zantz, Regina Sculley, Catherine Pino, Daniel Wheeler, Don Hahn, Robert Louie, Una Jackman, Michael Slap Sloane, Marilyn Haft, Derek Britt, David W. Louie, Suzi Dietz, Tom Kirdahy, Mark Lee, Gregory Hall, Duffy Violante, Peter Evans, Buddy Steves, Steve Boyd, Nick De Grunwald, Suzanne Kessler, Dominique Lasseur, Rowena Young, Marion Swaybill, Cathy Greenwold, Terry Gross, Gordon Quinn, Gail Levin, Kamilah Forbes, Richard Alcock, Reuben Cannon, Karin Greenfield-Sanders, Marquetta Glass, Steve Sarowitz, Lylette Pizarro, Michael Isip, Regina Scully, Alan Berg, Caroline Stevens, Abe Zimmerman, Chris Gardner, Raymond C. Lambert, John McCall, Amy McCall, Marc N. Weiss, Anne Akiko Meyers, Hiro Yamagata, Maja Horffmann, Dennis Joyce, Suzanne Weil, Lisa Thomas, Noah C. Haeussner, Phyllis Alexander, Julie Goldman, Kris Meyer, Antonio Weiss, Stacey Offman, Michael Raimondi, Susannah Weiss, William R. Hearst III, Toby Barlow, Darryl Ford Williams, Harold Ramis, Bill Deacon, Chantal Bernheim, Morgan Neville, Geoff Kempin, Bette Midler, Robert Gordon, Verna Harrah, Terry Shand, Robert Gordon
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