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American Masters (1986 - )

American Masters (1986 - )

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Series Info

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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Seasons

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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

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2014, PBS, 9 episodes

Cast

Simon Scott
as Narrator
Gore Vidal
as Himself
Billy Crystal
as Bob Hope
Isabel Keating
as Judy Garland
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
Stanley Tucci
as Narrator
Jeremy Northam
as Cary Grant
Harris Yulin
as Henry Luce
Elizabeth Marvel
as Louisa May Alcott
Kevin Spacey
as Narrator
Harris Yulin
as Voice of Henry Luce
Damián Alcázar
as Jose Clemente Orozco
Marcia Gay Harden
as Willa Cather
James Naughton
as Ernest Hemingway
Kate Burton
as Hemingway Fiction
Anika Noni Rose
as Lorraine Hansberry
Clarke Peters
as James Brown
Bill Pullman
as Edward S. Curtis
Campbell Scott
as F.Scott Fitzgerald
Daniel Gerroll
as Bronson Alcott
Sheila Tousey
as Narrator
Goran Visnjic
as Robert Capa
Dossy Peabody
as Abigail Alcott
Laura Linney
as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Denis O'Hare
as Edgar Allan Poe
Peter Franzén
as Eero Saarinen
William Sadler
as Ernest Hemingway
Jane Alexander
as Ednah Cheney
Amy Irving
as Fitzgerald's works
Marianna Bassham
as May Alcott
Blythe Danner
as Aline Saarinen
Linda Amendola
as Anna Alcott
Melvin Van Peebles
as Louis Armstrong
Jeff Koons
as Andy Warhol
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, Glenn Aveni, Calvin Skaggs, David T. Menair, Gerry Richman, Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, Alicia Keys, Norman Lear, Roy Furman, Billie Jean King, Jon Brewer, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Toshi Seeger, Jac Venza, 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, Shirley Kessler, Pamela Roberts, 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, Steve Boyd, Buddy Steves, Nick De Grunwald, Suzanne Kessler, Rowena Young, Dominique Lasseur, Marion Swaybill, Cathy Greenwold, Terry Gross, Gail Levin, Kamilah Forbes, Gordon Quinn, Reuben Cannon, Karin Greenfield-Sanders, Richard Alcock, Marquetta Glass, Steve Sarowitz, Lylette Pizarro, Michael Isip, Alan Berg, Regina Scully, Caroline Stevens, Chris Gardner, Abe Zimmerman, Raymond C. Lambert, John McCall, Marc N. Weiss, Amy McCall, Anne Akiko Meyers, Hiro Yamagata, Maja Horffmann, Suzanne Weil, Lisa Thomas, Noah C. Haeussner, Dennis Joyce, Phyllis Alexander, Julie Goldman, Kris Meyer, Stacey Offman, Antonio Weiss, Michael Raimondi, Susannah Weiss, William R. Hearst III, Darryl Ford Williams, Toby Barlow, Harold Ramis, Bill Deacon, Chantal Bernheim, Geoff Kempin, Bette Midler, Robert Gordon, Verna Harrah, Terry Shand, Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
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