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American Masters (2001 - )

American Masters (2001 - )

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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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2017, PBS, 12 episodes

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2017, PBS, 5 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

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2013, PBS, 5 episodes

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2012, PBS, 8 episodes

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2011, PBS, 6 episodes

Cast

Gore Vidal
as Himself
Goran Visnjic
as Narrator
Simon Scott
as Narrator
Stanley Tucci
as Narrator
Tony Roberts
as Narrator
Oliver Platt
as Narrator
Ron Rifkin
as Narrator
Kevin Spacey
as Narrator
Billy Crystal
as Bob Hope
Harris Yulin
as Voice of Henry Luce
Elizabeth Marvel
as Louisa May Alcott
Isabel Keating
as Judy Garland
Campbell Scott
as F.Scott Fitzgerald
Clarke Peters
as James Brown
Daniel Gerroll
as Bronson Alcott
Jeremy Northam
as Cary Grant
Goran Visnjic
as Robert Capa
Laura Linney
as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Harris Yulin
as Henry Luce
Dossy Peabody
as Abigail Alcott
Peter Franzén
as Eero Saarinen
James Naughton
as Ernest Hemingway
Jane Alexander
as Ednah Cheney
Marcia Gay Harden
as Willa Cather
William Sadler
as Ernest Hemingway
Kate Burton
as Hemingway Fiction
Anika Noni Rose
as Lorraine Hansberry
Marianna Bassham
as May Alcott
Amy Irving
as Fitzgerald's works
Blythe Danner
as Aline Saarinen
Jeff Koons
as Andy Warhol
Linda Amendola
as Anna Alcott
Ken Cheeseman
as Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beno Chapman
as Henry David Thoreau
Damián Alcázar
as Jose Clemente Orozco
Peter Haydu
as Charles Lane
Denis O'Hare
as Edgar Allan Poe
Molly Schreider
as Teen Louisa
Emily Strikeman
as Child Louisa
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
Joe Butler
as Young John Muir
Bob Jolly
as Civil War Doctor
Howard Weamer
as Old John Muir
Matt Perusse
as 'Swearing' Fruitlander
Patsy Fulhorst
as Jeanne Carr
Matt 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, Roy Furman, Glenn Aveni, Calvin Skaggs, Norman Lear, Billie Jean King, Toshi Seeger, Gerry Richman, Jon Brewer, William Ackman, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Tina France, John Amos, Richard Browner, Tory Kiam, Debbie Linett, Larry Linett, Sally Jo Fifer, Stone Douglass, Penny Lieberman, Susan Sarandon, Betsy Berg, Taylor Materne, Dick Connette, Ingrid Duran, Krysanne Katsoolis, Regina Sculley, Peter Gelb, Celia Zantz, Catherine Pino, Daniel Wheeler, Michael Slap Sloane, Derek Britt, Albert M. Tapper, Susan Jaffe Tane, Gregory Hall, David Ortiz, Nick De Grunwald, Suzanne Kessler, Michele Anthony, Cathy Greenwold, Pamela Roberts, Shirley Kessler, Terry Gross, Avon Kirkland, Gail Levin, Gordon Quinn, Kamilah Forbes, Karin Greenfield-Sanders, Reuben Cannon, Richard Alcock, Marquetta Glass, Elliott Halpern, Elizabeth Trojian, Steve Sarowitz, Michael Isip, Don Hahn, Lylette Pizarro, Robert Louie, Regina Scully, Alan Berg, Caroline Stevens, David W. Louie, Chris Gardner, Abe Zimmerman, Raymond C. Lambert, John McCall, Marc N. Weiss, Amy McCall, Anne Akiko Meyers, Hiro Yamagata, Peter Evans, Steve Boyd, Maja Horffmann, Dominique Lasseur, Suzanne Weil, Dennis Joyce, Noah C. Haeussner, Lisa Thomas, Julie Goldman, Phyllis Alexander, Kris Meyer, Antonio Weiss, Stacey Offman, Susannah Weiss, Michael Raimondi, William R. Hearst III, Toby Barlow, Darryl Ford Williams, Jay Alix, Harold Ramis, Bill Deacon, Geoff Kempin, Robert Gordon, Robert Gordon, Verna Harrah, Terry Shand, Morgan Neville, Chantal Bernheim
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