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Biography

Season 2000 2000
TV-PG

  • 2000-07-19T03:00:00+03:00 on A&E
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 8 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Biography is a documentary television series. Originally produced by CBS in 1962 and hosted by Mike Wallace, the A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The series has featured biographies on such people as Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Pope John Paul II, Enrico Caruso, Diego Rivera, Mick Foley, Mao Zedong, and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, and Santa Claus. The program ended up profiling enough figures, that in 1999 A&E spun the program off into an entire network, The Biography Channel.

39 episodes

2000x01 Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily

  • Season Premiere

    2000-07-19T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Peter Graves narrates this account of the life and career of Vancouver, British Columbia native Peggy Middleton, who takes her middle name and her mother's maiden name to defy the odds to become the lovely actress, dancer, singer and author Yvonne DeCarlo.

2000x02 Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa

  • 2000-12-01T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A Biography of Al Lewis, actor and activist best known for his portrayal of Grandpa in the 60's TV show The Munsters.

2000x05 Janis Joplin

  • 2000-08-18T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Portrait of the 1960s queen of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll who died of a drug overdose at age 27, just two years after her first album went gold. Here is the truth about Joplin's wild living, her years of drinking, touring, and hard work, and her search for love, fame, and the perfect voice.

2000x09 Vladimir Lenin: Voice of Revolution

  • 2000-04-21T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Documents released since the fall of the Soviet Union shed new light on one of the most controversial and influential figures of the century.

2000x11 John J. Pershing: The Iron General

  • 2000-11-12T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

His was a face made for monuments, and a life worthy of them. He was arguably more responsible for transforming America into an international power than anyone else. John J. Pershing started his career as an Indian fighter on the frontier. He ended it as the greatest war hero America had ever seen. In between was enough triumph and tragedy for several lives. This searching profile pieces together a portrait of an ambitious, driven man haunted by a searing tragedy--the loss of his wife and three daughters killed in a fire. Military historians detail how he transformed a tiny, 128,000-man force into an army of four million men, and then led it to victory in the greatest battle America had ever fought--the Meuse Argonne offensive in October 1918. That Pershing was no tactical genius is clear, but his crude force made up in numbers what they lacked in strategy.

2000x12 Mary Magdalene

  • 2000-06-21T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

For nearly 2,000 years, she was believed to be a prostitute who repented and became a disciple of Jesus. But we reveal the truth about Mary that is finally emerging. In interviews, scholars tell us that she was almost certainly not a prostitute, but a wealthy woman whose support helped early Christianity to survive.

2000x18 Ed O'Neill

  • 2013-09-24T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Profile of the popular actor now starring in the hit TV show Modern Family. Early on, O'Neill's career was a series of "almosts." He almost became an NFL linebacker, and he was almost cast as Sam on Cheers, but Ted Danson got the job. O'Neill finally broke through when he landed the role of the obnoxious but lovable Al Bundy on Married...with Children. Now he's a solid success with countless TV shows and films under his belt.

The first president to be born after WWII, he represented the strength and energy of a new generation. Although his term was marred by personal scandal and controversy, Bill Clinton managed to salvage his reputation and his career. BIOGRAPHY® presents an intimate portrait of the charismatic leader, drawing on extensive interviews with friends and family-including his mother and biographer-and archival photographs and clips. Learn about his childhood in Hope, Arkansas, and trace his political career, from an influential handshake with JFK to the presidency. Follow Clinton through his Oxford days, Vietnam War protests, and his relationship with Hillary Rodham. Personal problems plagued Clinton throughout his career, but he managed to battle through, showing strength, dignity, and determination. BILL CLINTON: HOPE, CHARISMA & CONTROVERSY offers an inside-look at one of the most ambitious and resilient men in politics.

2000x20 Charles Lindbergh: Against the Wind

  • 2000-12-29T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A profile of American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-74) examines his historic solo flight to Paris in 1927; the tragic death of his eldest son; and Lindbergh's public disgrace after making anti-Semitic remarks during World War II.

2000x21 Howard Carter: Triumph & Treasure

  • 2000-11-27T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A profile of British archaeologist Howard Carter (1874-1939), who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt in 1922 after searching in the desert for 30 years.

2000x22 Jim Jones: Journey Into Madness

  • 2000-10-21T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Profiling Jim Jones (1931-78), founder of the People's Temple. Included: the orchestration of the mass suicide that claimed 912 followers in November 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana.

2000x23 Peter the Great: The Tyrant Reformer

  • 2000-06-29T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Czar Peter the Great brings science, culture and tyranny to Russia.

2000x24 Jimmy Hoffa: The Man Behind the Mystery

  • 2000-09-28T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

The question continues to be raised: what happened to Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa after his release from prison in 1975, when President Nixon commuted Hoffa's sentence? His disappearance decades ago led to reports that he was murdered; others claim to have seen him in foreign lands, living under a new identity. This program investigates the facts surrounding Hoffa's disappearance and looks at his life before he went to prison. Long the object of criminal investigations. Hoffa had many ties to the Mafia. Archival news footage chronicles his controversial public life. Interviews with family, friends, and colleagues paint an altogether different picture of the missing man.

2000x25 Bob Dylan

  • 2014-08-09T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

A biography of Bob Dylan

2000x26 Stephen King

  • 2000-01-18T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Stephen King's stories terrify readers and movie fans worldwide.

2000x29 Jack Webb: Just the Facts Ma'am

  • 2000-10-07T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Here are the facts--just the facts--about the actor who became a TV legend with his portrayal of no-nonsense detective Joe Friday on "Dragnet". We look behind the badge to profile a workaholic whose love of Crown Royal was legendary; a perfectionist whose temper moved others to succeed; and a versatile producer and director who created "Adam-12" and "Emergency!" Martin Milner, Stephen J. Cannell, who wrote for Webb, and third wife Jackie Webb Schweitzer are interviewed.

2000x32 Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw

  • 2000-10-30T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Robert Redford has dazzled movie audiences for nearly 40 years-yet his love of privacy and low-key demeanor have made him an uncommonly mysterious figure.

2000x34 Buck Owens: Acting Naturally

  • 2000-11-18T03:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A profile of country legend Buck Owens (1929-2006) recalls his tough childhood in Texas and his involvement in the evolution of country music in Bakersfield, California.

2000x41 Leslie Nielsen: Naked Laughter

  • 2000-05-27T03:00:00+03:00 — 60 mins

Actor Leslie Nielsen is profiled in a documentary that recalls the many facets of his career, from the serious side (in films like “The Poseidon Adventure”) to the comic (in the “Naked Gun” films). Included are comments from pals Robert Stack and Priscilla Presley.

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