IMDb > "American Masters" (1985) > Episodes cast

Episodes cast for
"American Masters" (1985) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | unknown
Year: 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | unknown


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman'

7 October 1985


Arthur Miller ... Himself - The Playwright

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself - Willy Loman

John Malkovich ... Himself - Biff

Volker Schlöndorff ... Himself - The Director

Kate Reid ... Herself - Linda Loman

Stephen Lang ... Himself - Happy

Michael Ballhaus ... Himself - The Director of Photography

Season 1, Episode 2: Philip Johnson, Self Portrait

30 June 1986
Career biography of architect Philip Johnson, largely told through conversation with arts editor/critic Rosamond Bernier. Includes scenes shot at Johnson's famous "glass house", his private painting and sculpture galleries, his studio, the garden of the Museum of Modern Art, the Four Season Restaurant in New York City, and various buildings he designed all over America. This documentary was in the first season of the WNET/PBS television series "American Masters."
Rosamond Bernier ... Herself
John Burgee ... Himself
Philip Johnson ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 3: Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory

7 July 1986

Dina Chandel
Eleanor Clark ... Herself (commentary)
Joan Givner ... Herself (commentary)
Yankton Hatten

Bill Irwin

Portelli Paul ... Himself (commentary) (as Paul Porter)
Peter Taylor ... Himself (commentary)

Robert Penn Warren ... Himself (commentary)

Eudora Welty ... Herself (commentary)

Paul Winfield

Season 1, Episode 10: Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts

8 September 1986


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer

January 1987


Judd Hirsch ... Narrator (voice)

Season 2, Episode 2: Directed by William Wyler

1 May 1986
A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.
A. Scott Berg ... Himself (narrator / interviewer)

Bette Davis ... Herself

Samantha Eggar ... Herself

Greer Garson ... Herself
Lillian Hellman ... Herself

Audrey Hepburn ... Herself

Charlton Heston ... Himself

John Huston ... Himself

Laurence Olivier ... Himself

Gregory Peck ... Himself

Ralph Richardson ... Himself

Terence Stamp ... Himself

Barbra Streisand ... Herself
Margaret Tallichet ... Herself (as Talli Wyler)

Billy Wilder ... Himself

William Wyler ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: Rubinstein Remembered

20 July 1987
A 100th anniversary tribute to the famous virtuoso pianist, Arthur Rubinstein.

Season 2, Episode 4: Nik and Murray

6 September 1986

Murray Louis ... Himself
Alwin Nikolais ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 5: George Gershwin Remembered

24 August 1987

Harold Arlen ... Himself (archive footage)

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Leonard Bernstein ... Himself
Anne Brown ... Herself
Irving Caesar ... Himself

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Todd Duncan ... Himself

Michael Feinstein ... Himself

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

George Gershwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Ira Gershwin ... Himself (archive footage)

Paulette Goddard ... Herself (archive footage)
Frances Gershwin Godowsky ... Herself
George Goodman ... Porgy (archive footage)
Georges Guétary ... Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Hellman ... Herself (archive footage)
Edward Jablonski ... Himself

Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)

Gertrude Lawrence ... Herself (archive footage) (voice)

Hermes Pan ... Himself

Clarke Peters ... Narrator
Maurice Ravel ... Himself (archive footage)

Ginger Rogers ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself

Mickey Rooney ... Himself (archive footage)
Mabel Schirmer ... Herself
Arnold Schönberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Simone Simon ... Herself (archive footage)

Ann Sothern ... Herself (archive footage)
Kay Swift ... Herself
Virgil Thomson ... Himself
Michael Tilson Thomas ... Himself
Paul Whiteman ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Young ... Himself (archive footage)
John William Sublett ... Himself (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: Maurice Sendak: Mon Cher Papa

31 August 1987
Maurice Sendak,the renowned illustrator is no stranger to television. He has been featured on "magazines" such as "60 Minutes." His "Really Rosie!" published in the 1950's, was seen as an animation special long before being adapted for a stage musical. Still undaunted, however, he returns this evening at 9 on WNET to sit for a portrait in "Mon Cher Papa." This hour long program is a presentation of "American Masters," a weekly anthology of profiles on this country's leading figures in the creative arts.

Maurice Sendak ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 7: The Negro Ensemble Company

14 September 1987

Season 2, Episode 8: Unanswered Prayers: The Life and Times of Truman Capote

21 September 1987

Season 2, Episode 9: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table

28 September 1987
Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which led to scathing satire of cultural and social trends of the Roaring '20s. Their conflicts and romances are explored, with central figures including Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott. As the decade progressed, they increasingly found themselves drawn apart by literary ambitions, as well as by social issues including the Sacco and Vanzetti case.

Heywood Hale Broun ... Himself - Host
Marc Connelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Margalo Gillmore ... Herself

Ruth Gordon ... Herself
Averell Harriman ... Himself

Helen Hayes ... Herself
Franklin P. Adams ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Pierce Adams)
Robert Benchley ... Himself (archive footage)
Edna Ferber ... Herself (archive footage)
Raoul Fleischman ... Himself (archive footage)

Harpo Marx ... Himself (archive footage)
Dorothy Parker ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert E. Sherwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Alexander Woollcott ... Himself (archive footage)

Fred Gwynne ... George S. Kaufman (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Buster Keaton: Hard Act to Follow

18 November 1987


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Lillian Gish: The Actor's Life for Me

11 July 1988
A documentary about the life and films of actress Lillian Gish.

Richard Barthelmess ... (archive footage)

Donald Crisp ... (archive footage)

Dorothy Gish ... (archive footage)

Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage)

D.W. Griffith ... (archive footage)

Robert Harron ... (archive footage)

Mae Marsh ... (archive footage)

Mary Pickford ... (archive footage)

Season 3, Episode 2: A Duke Named Ellington

18 July 1988

Season 3, Episode 4: Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

22 August 1988
Aretha Franklin's recording career is examined through archival footage and interviews with family and prominent figures within the music industry.

Aretha Franklin ... Herself
C.L. Franklin ... Himself
Carolyn Franklin ... Herself
Erma Franklin ... Herself

Whitney Houston ... Herself

Mahalia Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)
Clyde Otis ... Himself
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself

Dionne Warwick ... Herself
Jerry Wexler ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 5: Rivera in America

29 August 1988

Season 3, Episode 8: Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre

26 June 1989

Stella Adler ... Herself
Margaret Barker ... Herself
Phoebe Brand ... Herself

Ellen Burstyn ... Herself

Kate Burton ... Herself
Morris Carnovsky ... Himself
Harold Clurman ... Himself
Cheryl Crawford ... Herself

John Garfield ... Joe Bonaparte (archive footage)
Michael Gordon ... Himself

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself
Pia Kazan ... Herself
Sidney Kingsley ... Himself
Margaret Klenck ... Herself
Robert Lewis ... Himself

Dylan McDermott ... Himself
Sanford Meisner ... Himself (archive footage)

James Naughton ... Himself
Ruth Nelson ... Herself

Paul Newman ... Himself
Michael O'Flaherty ... Himself
Martin Ritt ... Himself

Sylvia Sidney ... Herself

Lee Strasberg ... Himself
Maria Tucci ... Herself

Shelley Winters ... Herself

Joanne Woodward

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre

3 July 1989

Harold Clurman ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 2: Stella Adler: Awake and Dream!

10 July 1989

Stella Adler ... Herself

Warren Beatty ... Himself (archive footage)

Candice Bergen ... Herself

Marlon Brando ... (archive footage)

Robert De Niro ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Langella ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

John Ritter ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 3: Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong

31 July 1989


Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)

Hattie Winston ... Herself / Narrator (voice)

Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself / Louis Armstrong's words read by (voice)
George Avakian ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself
Lester Bowie ... Himself

Dave Brubeck ... Himself
Doc Cheatham ... Himself
Mary Cleere Haran ... Herself

Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Barrett Deems ... Himself
Bud Freeman ... Himself

Milton Gabler ... Himself (as Milt Gabler)
Gary Giddins ... Himself / Interviewer
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself
Joe Glaser ... Himself
Dexter Gordon ... Himself
Milt Hinton ... Himself

Wynton Marsalis ... Himself
Joe Muranyi ... Himself
Marty Napoleon ... Himself

Charlie Parker ... Himself (archive footage)
Zilner T. Randolph ... Himself
Arvell Shaw ... Himself

Barbra Streisand ... Herself (archive footage)
Charley Teagarden ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 4, Episode 4: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

14 August 1989
Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.
James Baldwin ... Himself (archive footage)

Maya Angelou ... Herself
Amiri Baraka ... Himself
Frances Foster ... Herself
David Leeming ... Himself
Ishmael Reed ... Himself

William Styron ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 5: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

17 August 1989

Frank Morgan ... Himself

Charlie Parker ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 6: Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint

11 September 1989

John Cage ... Himself
Merce Cunningham ... Himself
Jasper Johns ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 7: Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition

18 September 1989


Richard Crenna ... Himself / Narrator (voice)

Mort Sahl ... Himself
Marshall Alexander ... Himself

Steve Allen ... Himself

Jean Arthur ... Herself (archive footage)
Enrico Banducci ... Himself

Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Lawrence Christon ... Himself
Jim Garrison ... Himself
John Hart ... Himself

Stan Kenton ... Himself (archive footage)

Karl Malden ... Himself (archive footage)

Claude Rains ... Himself (archive footage)
Andrew Sciambra ... Himself

James Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 4, Episode 8: W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

25 September 1989


Peter Riegert ... W. Eugene Smith

Season 4, Episode 9: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius

17 November 1989
A film about the career and methods of the master silent comedy filmmaker.

Harold Lloyd ... Himself / 'Glasses' Character / Willie Work / Harlod Diddlebock / Harold Hall / Harold Horne / Lonesome Luke / Speedy / Harold Hickory / Dr. Jackson / Hottentott / Harold Lamb (archive footage)

Lindsay Anderson ... Narrator
David Chasman ... Himself

Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Peter Robeck ... Himself

William Bakewell ... Himself
Jack Davis ... Himself - Brother-in-Law
Alva Lyons ... Himself
Gloria Lloyd Roberts ... Herself

Hal Roach ... Himself
Jane Novak ... Herself - Actress
Andrew L. Stone ... Himself - Theater Owner
Walter Kerr ... Himself
Frances Metzger ... Herself
Peggy Cartwright ... Herself
Roy Seawright ... Himself
Ernest Morrison ... Himself
Alf Goulding Jr. ... Himself
Harvey Parry ... Himself
Richard Correll ... Himself - Film Director (as Rich Correll)
Phyllis Welch ... Herself
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes ... Herself
John Meredith ... Himself - Friend of Harold Lloyd
Bernard W. Burton ... Himself (as Bernard Burton)
Constance Cummings ... Herself

Lionel Stander ... Himself
Frances Ramsden ... Herself
Jean Nugent ... Herself
Tom Sheppard ... Himself - Lloyd's Attorney
Gaylord Carter ... Himself

Roddy McDowall ... Himself
John Aasen ... Giant in 'Why Worry' (archive footage)
Charles Arling ... Judge in 'Court House Crooks' (archive footage)
Ann Christy ... Jane from 'Speedy' (archive footage)
Josephine Crowell ... Mother-in-Law from 'Hot Water' (archive footage)

Bebe Daniels ... Herself (archive footage)
Mildred Davis ... Herself (archive footage)

Mary Doran ... Screen Test Girl from 'Movie Crazy' (archive footage)
Minta Durfee ... Judge's Wife in 'Court House Crooks' (archive footage)
Carlton Griffin ... Ronald DeVore in 'Girl Shy' (archive footage)

Robert Harron ... The Boy in 'Intolerance' (archive footage) (as Bobby Harron)

Buster Keaton ... Himself (archive footage)
Harold Lloyd Jr. ... Himself - Harold's Son (archive footage)
Elisabeth Fraser Lloyd ... Herself - Harold's Mother (archive footage)
Gaylord Lloyd ... Himself - Harold's Brother (archive footage)
J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd ... Himself - Harold's Father (archive footage)
Marjorie Elisabeth Lloyd ... Herself - Adopted Daughter (archive footage)
Mickey McBan ... Little Brother from 'Hot Water' (archive footage)
Princess Adrianne ... Herself - with Harold Lloyd (archive footage)
Jobyna Ralston ... Herself - Harold's New Leading Lady (archive footage)
Ford Sterling ... District Attorney in 'Court House Crooks' (archive footage)
Charles Stevenson ... Big Brother from 'Hot Water' (archive footage)
Roy Stewart ... 'Just Nuts' Policeman (archive footage)
Bill Strother ... The Pal in 'Safety Last' (archive footage)
Dick Sutherland ... Tramp from 'Grandma's Boy' (archive footage)
Anna Townsend ... Harold's Grandmother in 'Grandma's Boy' (archive footage)
Noah Young ... Cop from 'Safety Last' (archive footage)
Murray Alper ... Taxi Driver in 'The Milky Way' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Wormy in 'The Sin of Harold Diddlebock' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Miller in 'Movie Crazy' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Customer in 'Movie Crazy' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jackie ... Himself the Lion in 'The Sin of Harold Diddlebock' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Sandoni in 'The Kid Brother' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Raymond Walburn ... Waggleberry in 'The Sin of Harold Diddlebock' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer

2 July 1990


Fritz Weaver ... Narrator (voice)

Eddie Bracken ... Himself
Thomas Quinn Curtiss ... Himself - Film Historian and Friend (as Thomas Quinn Curtis)
Edwin Gillette ... Himself

Betty Hutton ... Herself

A.C. Lyles ... Himself - Paramount Producer

Joel McCrea ... Himself (archive footage)
Frances Ramsden ... Herself - Actress and Friend

Cesar Romero ... Himself

Andrew Sarris ... Himself - Film Critic (archive footage)

Paul Schrader ... Himself
Sandy Sturges ... Herself - Mrs. Preston Sturges
Priscilla Bonner ... Herself - Family Friend (as Priscilla B. Woolfan)

Rudy Vallee ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 5, Episode 2: John Cassavetes

9 July 1990

Season 5, Episode 3: Martin Scorsese Directs

16 July 1990


Michael Ballhaus ... Himself
Jay Cocks ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Barbara Hershey ... Herself

Harvey Keitel ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself
Mardik Martin ... Himself

Joe Pesci ... Himself
Nicholas Pileggi ... Himself
Francis Principe ... Himself
Carrie Rickey ... Herself

Robbie Robertson ... Himself
Amy Robinson ... Herself

Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself

Catherine Scorsese ... Herself

Charles Scorsese ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

Irwin Winkler ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 4: You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story

23 July 1990
Biographical portrait of one of Broadway's most brilliant songwriters. Told through the use of archival material and interviews with the rich and famous that knew him, this portrait concentrates on his career and his public life events.

Bobby Short ... Narrator

Richard Adler ... Himself

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Saul Chaplin ... Himself

Cyd Charisse ... Herself (also archive footage)

Maurice Chevalier ... Himself (archive footage)

Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Alfred Drake ... Himself (also archive footage)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself

Michael Feinstein ... Himself
Ted Fetter ... Himself

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Brendan Gill ... Himself

Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (also archive footage)

Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage)
Jean Howard ... Herself
Garson Kanin ... Himself

Gene Kelly ... Himself (also archive footage)
Lisa Kirk ... Herself
Irving Paul Lazar ... Himself

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself (archive footage)

Mary Martin ... Herself (archive footage)

Tony Martin ... Himself

Johnny Mathis ... Himself

Ethel Merman ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert H. Montgomery Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Patricia Morison ... Herself (also archive footage)

Janis Paige ... Herself (also archive footage)

Hermes Pan ... Himself (archive footage)

Cole Porter ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself

Norma Shearer ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Alexis Smith ... Herself (also archive footage)

Dionne Warwick ... Herself

Maury Yeston ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 5: Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter

30 July 1990
A profile of journalist Edward R. Murrow recalling his live radio broadcasts and TV programs.

Lauren Bacall ... Herself
David Brinkley ... Himself

Tom Brokaw ... Himself

Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Fred W. Friendly ... Himself
David Halberstam ... Himself
Don Hewitt ... Himself
Richard Hottelet ... Himself

Peter Jennings ... Himself
Ted Koppel ... Himself
Charles Kuralt ... Himself
Larry LeSueur ... Himself
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
Sig Mickelson ... Himself
Bill Moyers ... Himself
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself

Diane Sawyer ... Herself
Eric Sevareid ... Himself
Bill Shadel ... Himself

Howard K. Smith ... Himself

Barbara Walters ... Herself
Joseph Wershba ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 6: John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen

20 August 1990

Season 5, Episode 7: Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret

27 August 1990


Robert Duvall ... Himself

Peter Falk ... Himself

Bob Fosse ... Himself

Lee Grant ... Herself
Stephen Harvey ... Himself / Interviewer

Anne Jackson ... Herself

Elia Kazan ... Himself

David Mamet ... Himself
Vivian Matalon ... Himself
Sanford Meisner ... Himself

Gregory Peck ... Himself

Suzanne Pleshette ... Herself

Sydney Pollack ... Himself

Tony Randall ... Himself

Mark Rydell ... Himself
José Angel Santana ... Himself

Mary Steenburgen ... Herself

Frances Sternhagen ... Herself
Gwen Verdon ... Herself

Jon Voight ... Himself

Eli Wallach ... Himself

Joanne Woodward ... Herself

Season 5, Episode 8: John Cage: I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It

17 September 1990

John Cage ... Himself - Composer
Merce Cunningham ... Himself - Choreographer

Yoko Ono ... Herself

Laurie Anderson ... Herself
Robert Rauschenberg ... Himself - Artist
Margaret Leng Tan ... Herself - Performer
Calvin Tompkins ... Himself
David Tudor ... Himself
Bernie Wagenblast ... Himself (voice)

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre

1 July 1991


Helen Hayes ... Herself

Pat Carroll ... Herself

Colleen Dewhurst ... Herself

José Ferrer ... Himself
Al Hirschfeld ... Himself

Anne Jackson ... Herself

Angela Lansbury ... Herself

James MacArthur ... Himself

Mary Martin ... Herself
Samuel Marx ... Himself

Vincent Price ... Himself

Jason Robards ... Narrator

James Stewart ... Himself

Lily Tomlin ... Herself

Eli Wallach ... Himself
Robert Whitehead ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 2: Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio

8 July 1991


Ellen Burstyn ... Herself
Frank Corsaro ... Himself

Lee Grant ... Herself

Anne Jackson ... Herself

Harvey Keitel ... Himself

Paul Newman ... Himself - Narrator

Lee Strasberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Eli Wallach ... Himself

Joanne Woodward ... Herself

Season 6, Episode 3: A. Einstein: How I See the World

22 July 1991
Documentary on physicist Albert Einstein which chronicles the experiences that lead him to become a great advocate for world peace.

William Hurt ... Narrator

Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 6, Episode 4: Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One

29 July 1991


Janice Pendarvis ... Narrator (voice)

Sarah Vaughan ... Herself

Season 6, Episode 5: Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days

5 August 1991
A documentary on the famed painter and sculptor of Western Americana, Frederic Remington.

Gregory Peck ... Himself (narrator)

Ned Beatty ... Frederic Remington (voice)
William Howze ... Himself
Lewis Sharp ... Himself
Brian W. Dippie ... Himself
Peter Hassrick ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 6: Menuhin: A Family Portrait

12 August 1991

Yehudi Menuhin ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 6, Episode 7: Robert Motherwell and the New York School

26 August 1991

Robert Motherwell ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 8: Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul

3 January 1992


Ray Charles ... Himself

Billy Joel ... Himself

Quincy Jones ... Himself

Willie Nelson ... Himself
Yvonne Smith ... Herself / Narrator

Season 6, Episode 9: Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

1 May 1992


Peter Coyote ... Narrator

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time

14 March 1993


Paul Simon ... Himself

Art Garfunkel ... Himself

Miriam Makeba ... Herself
Ladysmith Black Mambazo ... Themselves

Steve Martin ... Himself

Lorne Michaels ... Himself
Joseph Shabalala ... Himself
Harper Simon ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 2: George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic

17 March 1993
An examination of the life and career of director George Lucas, including interviews with colleagues, cast and crew members from his films.

Kate Capshaw ... Herself

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself

Carrie Fisher ... Herself

Harrison Ford ... Himself

Ron Howard ... Himself

Lawrence Kasdan ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Frank Oz ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 3: D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

24 March 1993


Lindsay Anderson ... Narrator

William Bakewell ... Himself
Evelyn Baldwin ... Herself (as Evelyn Baldwin Kunze)
Eileen Bowser ... Herself
Karl Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Capra ... Himself (archive footage)
Stanley Cortez ... Himself

Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage)

D.W. Griffith ... Himself (archive footage)

Neil Hamilton ... Himself (archive footage)
Zita Johann ... Herself
Miles Kreuger ... Himself
Anita Loos ... Herself (archive footage)
Samuel Marx ... Himself
Russell Merritt ... Himself
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself (archive footage)
Andrew L. Stone ... Himself
Harry Sullivan ... Himself
Blanche Sweet ... Herself (archive footage)
Thomas Vidile ... Himself
Edward Wagenknecht ... Himself

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing

8 December 1993


Benny Goodman ... Himself (archive footage)

David Strathairn ... Narrator

Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Bank ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself
Joe Bushkin ... Himself
Sidney Catlett ... Himself (archive footage) (as 'Big Sid' Catlett)
Doc Cheatham ... Himself
Buck Clayton ... Himself (archive footage)
Helen Oakley Dance ... Herself
Rachel Goodman Edelson ... Herself

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Danny Di Franco ... Himself
Bud Freeman ... Himself (archive footage)
Terry Gibbs ... Himself
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Goodman ... Himself
Harry Goodman ... Himself
Urbie Green ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Griffin ... Himself
Lionel Hampton ... Himself
Milt Hinton ... Himself

Harry James ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Krupa ... Himself (archive footage)
Benjie Lasseau ... Herself

Peggy Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
James Maher ... Himself (as James T. Maher)
Jimmy Maxwell ... Himself (as Jimmie Maxwell)
Glenn Miller ... Himself (archive footage)
Vido Musso ... Himself (archive footage)
Red Norvo ... Himself (archive footage)

Charlie Parker ... Himself (archive footage)
Jess Stacy ... Himself
Claude Thornhill ... Himself (archive footage)
Martha Tilton ... Herself
Helen Ward ... Herself
Cootie Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Teddy Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)
Ida Winsberg ... Herself

Season 8, Episode 2: Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed

13 May 1994


Claire Bloom ... Narrator
Martha Graham ... Herself

Agnes de Mille ... Herself - Biographer
Glen Tetley ... Himself - Former Dancer
Bertram Ross ... Himself - Former Dancer
Robert Cohan ... Himself
Holly Brubach ... Herself
Clive Barnes ... Himself - New York Post
Pearl Lang ... Herself - Former Dancer
Erick Hawkins ... Himself
Jane Dudley ... Herself
Ronald Protas ... Himself - Dancer
Louis Horst ... Himself (archive sound)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Rediscovering Will Rogers

30 November 1994
Biography of Will Rogers, who, during the generation before World War Two, was one of America's best known journalists, movie actors, stage performers and international ambassadors of good will. The story is told through interviews, photographs, newsreel clips and excerpts from feature films in which he starred. Narrated by Edwin Newman.
Roy Blount Jr. ... Himself
Daniel J. Boorstin ... Himself
Neal Gabler ... Himself
Edwin Newman ... Narrator

Will Rogers ... Himself (archive footage)

Andrew Rooney ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 2: Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage

19 December 1994
A study of Tennessee Williams's life and work as a whole, ranging from his youth in Mississippi and in St. Louis to success and acclaim, followed by the final difficult years. Includes some of the most celebrated scenes from film adaptations of Williams' work, among them extracts of _Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)_,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), _Night of the Iguana, The (1964)_, and _Suddenly, Last Summer (1993) (TV)_. Contains footage of Williams being interviewed, including conversations with David Frost, 'Edward R. Murrow (I)', and Melvyn Bragg, as well as reminiscences from people who knew and worked with him, among them Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, and his lifelong friend, Lady Maria St. Just. Features readings from Elia Kazan's Notebook by Kim Hunter.

Edward Albee ... Himself

Reed Birney ... Actor
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Marlon Brando ... Stanley Kowalski / Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier (archive footage)

David Frost ... Himself

Kim Hunter ... Herself

Burl Ives ... Big Daddy (archive footage)

Frank Langella ... Narrator

Anna Magnani ... Serafina Delle Rose / Lady Torrance (archive footage)
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul Newman ... Brick / Chance Wayne (archive footage)

Geraldine Page ... Alexandra Del Lago / Alma Winemiller (archive footage)
Maria St. Just ... Herself

Maureen Stapleton ... Herself

Gore Vidal ... Himself

Sam Waterston ... Tom Wingfield (archive footage)

Tennessee Williams ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 9, Episode 3: Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life

15 February 1995


Plácido Domingo ... Himself

James Levine ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 4: Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul

22 March 1995
Comprised of interviews with Poe scholars, dramatic sequences, and an adaptation of "The Cask of Amontillado", this documentary covers the life of Edgar Allen Poe thoroughly from a number of perspectives.

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval

29 November 1995
The life and career of the renowned television writer and creator of the classic science fiction series, "The Twilight Zone."

Lee Grant ... Herself - Narrator

Rod Serling ... Himself (archive footage)
Mitchell Greenberg ... Rod Serling (voice)

John Frankenheimer ... Himself - Director

Jack Klugman ... Himself - Actor
Fielder Cook ... Himself - Director

Kim Hunter ... Herself - Actress

Richard Kiley ... Himself - Actor
Carol Serling ... Herself - Wife of Rod Serling
Del Reisman ... Himself - Story Editor, Playhouse 90 & The Twilight Zone

Jack Palance ... Himself - Actor
Martin Manulis ... Himself - Producer, Playhouse 90
Loring Mandel ... Himself - Writer
Robert J. Serling ... Himself - Brother of Rod Serling

Earl Holliman ... Himself - Actor

Marc Scott Zicree ... Himself - Author, The Twilight Zone Companion
William Self ... Himself - Former Director of Development, CBS
Buck Houghton ... Himself - Producer, The Twilight Zone
Lamont Johnson ... Himself - Director

Mike Wallace ... Himself - Television Journalist

Richard Matheson ... Himself - Writer
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself - Senator, Wisconsin (archive footage)

Cliff Robertson ... Himself - Actor

George Clayton Johnson ... Himself - Writer
Alan Brennert ... Himself - Writer & Executive Story Consultant, The New Twilight Zone

Don Gordon ... Himself - Actor
Mike Dann ... Himself - Former Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS
Saul David ... Himself - Producer
Jodi Serling ... Herself - Daughter of Rod Serling
Vernon Hartung ... Himself - Army Buddy
Helen Foley ... Herself - Teacher
Bert Granet ... Himself - Producer, The Twilight Zone
Alan Landsburg ... Himself - Producer
Elliott Novak ... Himself - Former Student
Anne Serling ... Herself - Daughter of Rod Serling
Charles Aidman ... (archive footage)

Desi Arnaz ... Himself - Presenting Emmy to Rod Serling (archive footage)

Ed Begley ... (archive footage)

Lloyd Bridges ... (archive footage)

Art Carney ... (archive footage)

Micky Dolenz ... Melvin (archive footage) (as Micky Braddock)
King Donovan ... (archive footage)
Josip Elic ... (archive footage)

James Gregory ... (archive footage)

John Hoyt ... (archive footage)
Robin Hughes ... (archive footage)

Charles Laughton ... (archive footage)
Sarah Marshall ... (archive footage)

Kevin McCarthy ... (archive footage)

Burgess Meredith ... (archive footage)
Michael Montgomery ... (archive footage)

Leslie Nielsen ... (archive footage)

Frank Overton ... (archive footage)

Donald Pleasence ... (archive footage)

Robert Redford ... Himself (voice)
William Reynolds ... Himself (archive footage)

Albert Salmi ... (archive footage)
Robert Sampson ... (archive footage)

Joseph Schildkraut ... (archive footage)

Everett Sloane ... (archive footage)

Dean Stockwell ... (archive footage)

Fritz Weaver ... (archive footage)

Ed Wynn ... (archive footage)

Keenan Wynn ... (archive footage)

Gig Young ... (archive footage)

Season 10, Episode 2: William Styron: The Way of the Writer

22 January 1996

Season 10, Episode 3: Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

9 December 1995

Richard Avedon ... Himself
John Lahr ... Himself

Mike Nichols ... Himself

Season 10, Episode 4: Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

26 January 1996

R. Buckminster Fuller ... Himself
Philip Johnson ... Himself

Morley Safer ... Narrator

Season 10, Episode 5: Nichols and May: Take Two

22 May 1996


Steve Allen ... Himself

Tom Brokaw ... Himself
Jules Feiffer ... Himself

Richard Lewis ... Himself

Steve Martin ... Himself

Elaine May ... Herself (archive footage)

Mike Nichols ... Himself (archive footage)

Arthur Penn ... Himself
Jack Rollins ... Himself

Robin Williams ... Himself

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 1: Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice

25 November 1996

Gail Lumet Buckley ... Herself

Ossie Davis ... Himself
Luther Henderson ... Himself

Lena Horne ... Herself

Alan King ... Himself

Ricardo Montalban ... Himself
Josephine Premice ... Herself
Jonathan Schwartz ... Himself

Bobby Short ... Himself

Liz Smith ... Herself

Dionne Warwick ... Herself
Joe Williams ... Himself

Michael Wright ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 2: Danny Kaye: A Legacy of Laughter

10 December 1996
Born in Brooklyn, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Danny Kaye went from a borscht belt comedian to one of the best known film and stage stars in the world. This tribute follows his career from the early years through film and stage success in the United States and London. Finally, his own television show, and recognition for a lifetime of excellence.

Danny Kaye ... Himself (archive footage)

Hugh Downs ... Himself - Host
Dena Kaye ... Herself

Carl Reiner ... Himself

Rosemary Clooney ... Herself

Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself

Itzhak Perlman ... Himself

Harry Belafonte ... Himself

Madeline Kahn ... Herself

Season 11, Episode 3: Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde

9 April 1997


Stockard Channing ... Narrator (voice)

Man Ray ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 11, Episode 4: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...'

7 May 1997

Jack Paar ... Himself
Paul Keyes ... Himself
Hal Gurnee ... Himself

Hugh Downs ... Himself

Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage) (as Cassius Clay)

Woody Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Cliff Arquette ... Himself / Charley Weaver (archive footage)
Hy Averback ... Himself

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Burton ... Himself (archive footage)
Godfrey Cambridge ... Himself (archive footage)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)

Hans Conried ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill Cosby ... Himself
Reiko Douglas ... Herself (archive footage)

Kermit the Frog ... Himself (archive footage)

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Herself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Genevieve ... Herself (archive footage)

Barry Goldwater ... Himself (archive footage)
Dody Goodman ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Goulet ... Himself (archive footage)
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage)

Buddy Hackett ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Alexander King ... Himself (archive footage)

Elsa Lanchester ... Herself (archive footage)

David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage)

Oscar Levant ... Himself (archive footage)

Liberace ... Himself (archive footage)

Elaine May ... Herself (archive footage)
Jose Melis ... Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Himself (archive footage)

Mike Nichols ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Miriam Paar ... Herself (archive footage)
Randy Paar ... Herself (archive footage)

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Ustinov ... Himself (archive footage)

Jonathan Winters ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 11, Episode 5: Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper

25 June 1997


Christo ... Himself

Linda Hunt ... Herself / Narrator
Isamu Noguchi ... Himself
I.M. Pei ... Himself

Season 12


Season 12, Episode 1: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

18 February 1994
The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film

Joan Baez ... Herself
William F. Buckley ... Himself

William S. Burroughs ... Himself

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Kerouac ... Himself (archive footage)

Ken Kesey ... Himself
Timothy Leary ... Himself

Norman Mailer ... Himself

Season 12, Episode 2: Vaudeville

26 November 1997


Ben Vereen ... Narrator (voice)

Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage) (as Abbott & Costello)
George Abbott ... Himself
Larry Adler ... Himself (archive footage)
Hadji Ali ... Himself (archive footage)

Gracie Allen ... Herself (archive footage)

Morey Amsterdam ... Himself

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Carl Ballantine ... Himself

Ethel Barrymore ... Herself (archive footage)

Billy Barty ... Himself (also archive footage)

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage)

Milton Berle ... Himself (also archive footage)
Eubie Blake ... Himself (archive footage)

Ray Bolger ... Himself (archive footage)

Fanny Brice ... Herself (archive footage)
Brown Rich & Ball ... Themselves (archive footage)
Teddy Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Bryant ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Buloff ... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Buloff)

George Burns ... Himself (archive footage)

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Callahan ... Himself (archive footage)

Eddie Cantor ... Himself (archive footage)
Violet Carlson ... Herself
Yvonne Cartledge ... Herself (archive footage) (as Napier & Yvonne)
Chaz Chase ... Himself (archive footage)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Himself
Bobby Coltman ... Himself

Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage) (as Abbott & Costello)
James Cross ... Himself (archive footage) (as Stump)
Charles Dale ... Himself (archive footage) (as Smith & Dale)
Mercedes Delpino ... Herself (archive footage) (as Mercedes)
Sally Demay ... Herself (as Sally DeMay)
Joe Dorris ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joe Doris)
The Duncan Sisters ... Themselves (archive footage)
Rosetta Duncan ... Herself (archive footage)
Vivian Duncan ... Herself (archive footage)

Jimmy Durante ... Himself (archive footage)

Cliff Edwards ... Himself (archive footage)
Julian Eltinge ... Himself (archive footage)

Ruth Etting ... Herself (archive footage)
Frank Fay ... Himself (archive footage)
Joey Faye ... Himself (also archive footage)

Benny Fields ... Himself (archive footage)
Lew Fields ... Himself (archive footage)

W.C. Fields ... Himself (archive footage)
The Five Racketeers ... Themselves (archive footage)
Henry Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Freehand & Love ... Themselves (archive footage)
Trixie Friganza ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Frisco ... Himself (archive footage)
Leo Fuchs ... Himself (archive footage)
Gallagher and Shean ... Themselves (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Morton Gould ... Himself
Mary Jane Gumm ... Herself (archive footage) (as The Gumm Sisters)
Virginia Gumm ... Herself (archive footage) (as The Gumm Sisters)
Eddie Hartman ... Himself (archive footage) (as Stumpy)

June Havoc ... Herself

Hildegarde ... Herself (also archive footage)
Al Hirschfeld ... Himself

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill Irwin ... Himself (also archive footage)
Chic Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Johnson & Olson)

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage)
Coralie Jr. ... Herself / Agent (as Coralee Jr.)
Gus Keller ... Himself (archive footage)
Fuzzy Knight ... Himself (archive footage)
Fiorello LaGuardia ... Himself (archive footage)

Bert Lahr ... Himself (archive footage)
John Lahr ... Himself
Eddie Lane ... Himself

Gypsy Rose Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack LeMaire ... Himself
Eddie Leonard ... Himself (archive footage)

Beatrice Lillie ... Herself (archive footage)

Moms Mabley ... Herself (archive footage)

Rose Marie ... Herself (also archive footage)
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham ... Himself - Comedian (archive footage)
Gerald Marks ... Himself

Chico Marx ... Himself (archive footage)

Groucho Marx ... Himself (archive footage)

Harpo Marx ... Himself (archive footage)
The Mayo Brothers ... Themselves (archive footage)

Nina Mae McKinney ... Herself (archive footage)
Raquel Meller ... Herself (archive footage)
Maurice Millard ... Himself (as Maurice Tony Millard)
Ming & Toy ... Themselves (archive footage)

Mae Murray ... Herself (archive footage)
Hector Napier ... Himself (archive footage) (as Napier & Yvonne)
Harry Nesbitt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Harry Nesbit)
Max Nesbitt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Max Nesbit)
Fayard Nicholas ... Himself (also archive footage)
Harold Nicholas ... Himself (also archive footage)
Ole Olsen ... Himself (archive footage) (as Johnson & Olson)
Eddie Peabody ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Pepper ... Himself (archive footage)

Molly Picon ... Herself (archive footage)
The Ponce Sisters ... Themselves (archive footage)

Eleanor Powell ... Herself (archive footage)
Eva Puck ... Herself (archive footage)
Leonard Reed ... Himself (also archive footage)
Harry Relph ... Himself (archive footage) (as Little Tich)
George Robey ... Himself (archive footage)
A. Robins ... Himself (archive footage)
Carson Robison ... Himself (archive footage)

Ginger Rogers ... Herself (archive footage)

Will Rogers ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Rooney Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Rooney ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Rose ... Himself (archive footage)
Benny Ross ... Himself (archive footage)

Babe Ruth ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles 'Chic' Sale ... Himself (archive footage) (as Chick Sale)
Joe Schenck ... Himself (archive footage)
Blossom Seeley ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Shean ... Himself (archive footage) (as Shean)

Bobby Short ... Himself
Jeannie Silver ... Herself
Joe Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (as Smith & Dale)
Jack Spoons ... Himself
Maxine Stone ... Herself (archive footage)
June Taylor ... Herself

Shirley Temple ... (archive footage)

Studs Terkel ... Himself

Robert Townsend ... Himself
Toy ... Herself (archive footage)
Toy and Wing ... Themselves (archive footage)
Arthur Tracy ... Himself (also archive footage)

Rudy Vallee ... Himself (archive footage)
Gus Van ... Himself (archive footage)
Gus Visser ... Himself (archive footage)

Ethel Waters ... Herself (archive footage)
Mel Watkins ... Himself
Joe Weber ... Himself (archive footage)
Frances White ... Herself (archive footage)
Sammy White ... Himself (archive footage)
Thelma White ... Herself
Bert Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilson Keppel and Betty ... Thenselves (archive footage) (as Wilson, Keppel & Betty)
Eunice Wilson ... Herself (archive footage)
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell (archive footage)
Wing ... Himself (archive footage)
Ho Li Wun ... Himself (archive footage)
Zeb Carver and His Cousins ... Themselves (archive footage)
Yetta Zwerling ... Herself (archive footage) (as Yetta Swerling)

Season 12, Episode 3: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy

4 February 1998
A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.
I.A.L. Diamond ... Himself

William Friedkin ... Himself

Jack Lemmon ... Himself

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself

Walter Matthau ... Himself / Narrator

Nancy Olson ... Herself

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Ron Shelton ... Himself

Robert Towne ... Himself

Billy Wilder ... Himself
Audrey Young ... Herself (as Audrey Wilder)

Season 12, Episode 4: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

January 1998


Lou Reed ... Himself

David Bowie ... Himself

David Byrne ... Himself
John Cale ... Himself

Joe Dallesandro ... Himself

Václav Havel ... Himself

Penn Jillette ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself
Sterling Morrison ... Himself
Nico ... Herself (archive footage)

Patti Smith ... Herself

David A. Stewart ... Himself
Maureen Tucker ... Herself

Suzanne Vega ... Herself

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

Holly Woodlawn ... Himself

Season 12, Episode 5: Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes

1 May 1998

Don Hewitt ... Himself

Season 12, Episode 6: Alexander Calder

17 June 1998


Season 13


Season 13, Episode 1: Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note

28 October 1998

Alexander Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Nina Bernstein ... Herself
John Corigliano ... Himself
Jon Deak ... Himself
Stanley Drucker ... Himself
Martha Gellhorn ... Herself

John Guare ... Himself
Jerry Hadley ... Himself
Harry J. Kraut ... Himself (as Harry Kraut)

Arthur Laurents ... Himself
John Mauceri ... Himself
Seiji Ozawa ... Himself

André Previn ... Himself
Edward Seckerson ... Himself
Isaac Stern ... Himself
Michael Wager ... Himself

Harris Yulin ... Narrator

Season 13, Episode 2: Episode #13.2

????

Season 13, Episode 3: Paul Robeson: Here I Stand

24 February 1999


Harry Belafonte ... Himself
Tony Benn ... Himself
Stephen Bourne ... Himself

Ossie Davis ... Himself / Narrator (voice)

Ruby Dee ... Herself
Martin Duberman ... Himself

Uta Hagen ... Herself / Desdemona in 'Othello' (voice)

Lena Horne ... Herself

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Eslanda Robeson (voice)

Gordon Parks ... Himself
Paul Robeson Jr. ... Himself

Paul Robeson ... Himself (archive footage)

Pete Seeger ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 4: Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius

7 April 1999


Dennis Hopper ... Narrator (voice)
Robert Rauschenberg ... Himself (uncredited)

Season 13, Episode 5: The Lives of Lillian Hellman

30 June 1999

Season 13, Episode 6: Dashiell Hammett: Detective, Writer

30 June 1999


David Strathairn ... Narrator

Kathleen Turner ... Herself - Narrator

Season 13, Episode 7: Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley

18 August 1999


Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Irving Berlin ... Himself (archive footage)
Oscar Brand ... Himself

Betty Buckley ... Herself - Hostess

Rosemary Clooney ... Herself (archive footage)
Cy Coleman ... Himself
Perry Como ... Himself (archive footage)

Irene Dunne ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Feinstein ... Himself
Dorothy Fields ... Herself (archive footage)

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Philip Furia ... Himself

George Gershwin ... Himself (archive footage)

Benny Goodman ... Himself (archive footage)

Albert Hague ... Himself
Oscar Hammerstein II ... Himself (archive footage)
Lorenz Hart ... Himself (archive footage)

Rita Hayworth ... Herself (archive footage)

Edward Heyman ... Himself (archive footage)
The Hi-Los ... Themselves (archive footage)
Jerome Kern ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Kreston ... Herself
David Lahm ... Himself
Vee Lawnhurst ... Herself (archive footage)
Jimmy McHugh ... Himself (archive footage)
Nora Michaels ... Herself
The Mills Brothers ... Themselves (archive footage)

Peter Mintun ... Himself
Max Morath ... Himself
Joan Morris ... Herself
Richard Renaldo ... Himself
Richard Rodgers ... Himself (archive footage)

Ginger Rogers ... Herself (archive footage)

Randolph Scott ... Himself (archive footage)

Nathaniel Shilkret ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)
Gary Stevens ... Himself

Dana Suesse ... Herself (archive footage)
Russell Warner ... Himself
Mabel Wayne ... Herself (archive footage)
Katharine Weber ... Herself
Robert White ... Himself
Deborah Winer ... Herself (as Deborah Grace Winer)
Artis Wodehouse ... Herself

Season 14


Season 14, Episode 1: Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood

23 October 1998

David O. Selznick ... Himself (archive footage)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself.

Judith Anderson ... (archive footage)

Ingrid Bergman ... (archive footage)

Raymond Burr ... (archive footage)

Leo G. Carroll ... (archive footage)
Michael Chekhov ... (archive footage)
Paula Cohen ... Herself

Joan Fontaine ... (archive footage)

Cary Grant ... (archive footage)

Gene Hackman ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Lois Hanby ... Herself
Al Hirschfeld ... Himself
Louis Jordan ... (archive footage)
Robert E. Kapsis ... Himself (as Bob Kapsis)
David Klune ... Himself
Leonard Leff ... Himself

Norman Lloyd ... Himself
Irene Mayer Selznick ... Herself (archive footage)

Ronald Neame ... Himself

Laurence Olivier ... (archive footage)
Anny Ondra ... Herself (archive footage)

Gregory Peck ... (archive footage)
Gene Phillips ... Himself (as Father Gene Phillips)
Marcella Rabwin ... Herself
Alma Reville ... Herself (archive footage)
Peggy Robertson ... Herself

Eva Marie Saint ... (archive footage)
Thomas Schatz ... Himself

James Stewart ... (archive footage)
David Thomson ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 2: Norman Rockwell: Painting America

2 May 1999

Season 14, Episode 3: Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For

8 December 1999


Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)

Tony Bennett ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ray Brown Jr. ... Himself
Harry Edison ... Himself
Norma Miller ... Herself
Oscar Peterson ... Himself

André Previn ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 4: Episode #14.4

????

Season 14, Episode 5: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light

2 February 2000
In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of his career; his involvement in the US civil-rights movement; and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. Friends and acquaintances, as well as other performers, give their insights about what makes him so special.
Akihito ... Himself (archive footage)
James Baldwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Janet G. Bostwick ... Herself - Minister of Foreign Affairs (as Hon. Janet G. Bostwick)

Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Stanley Burnside ... Himself - Nephew

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (archive footage)

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)

Samuel Goldwyn ... Himself - Producer (archive footage)

Lee Grant ... Narrator
Lady Kendal Isaacs ... Herself - Family Friend

Norman Jewison ... Himself - Director

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Actor

Quincy Jones ... Himself - Producer
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

Stanley Kramer ... Himself

Burt Lancaster ... Himself (archive footage)

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)

Sidney Poitier ... Himself (archive footage)
Philip Rose ... Himself - Producer 'A Raisin in the Sun'
Joanna Shimkus ... Herself (as Joanna Shimkus Poitier)

Robert Townsend ... Himself - Actor / Director
Orville Turnquest ... Himself - Governor General (as Sir Orville A. Turnquest)

Denzel Washington ... Himself - Actor

Season 14, Episode 6: Isaac Stern: Life's Virtuoso

12 April 2000

Sarah Chang ... Herself

Jimmy Connors ... Himself

Henry Kissinger ... Himself

Yo-Yo Ma ... Himself
Zubin Mehta ... Himself
Shimon Peres ... Himself

Meryl Streep ... Herself / Narrator
Pinchas Zukerman ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 7: The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation

23 January 1999
Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization. Their movement connects with bebop, John Cage's music, abstract expressionism, and living theater. In recent interviews, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kesey, Ferlinghetti, Mailer, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders, and others measure the Beats' meaning and impact.

Johnny Depp ... Jack Kerouac

Dennis Hopper ... William S. Burroughs

John Turturro ... Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself

Philip Glass ... Himself
Robert Creeley ... Himself
Ann Charters ... Herself
George Steade ... Himself
David Amram ... Himself

William S. Burroughs ... Himself
Ed Sanders ... Himself
Gregory Corso ... Himself
Kyle Roderick ... Himself - Corso biographer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ... Himself

Ken Kesey ... Himself (archive footage)
Gary Snyder ... Himself

Jerry Garcia ... Himself
Jack Micheline ... Himself
Michael McClure ... Himself
Stephen Ronin ... Himself - Beat historian
Philip Whalen ... Himself
Terry Southern ... Himself
Timothy Leary ... Himself
Paul Krassner ... Himself
Diane Di Prima ... Herself
Tom Hayden ... Himself
David Dellinger ... Himself
John Sampas ... Himself

Steve Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Amiri Baraka ... Himself
Paul Bowles ... Himself (archive footage)
Lenny Bruce ... Himself (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ... Himself (archive footage)
Mortimer Burroughs ... Himself (archive footage)
John Cage ... Himself (archive footage)
Neal Cassady ... Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Clarke ... Herself (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard J. Daley ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself (archive footage)
Brion Gysin ... Himself (archive footage)
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)

Billie Holiday ... Herself (archive footage)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Kerouac ... Himself (archive footage)
Jan Kerouac ... Herself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

John Leguizamo ... Himself (archive footage)

Norman Mailer ... Himself (archive footage)

Steve Martin ... Himself (archive footage)

Groucho Marx ... Himself (archive footage)
Gilbert Millstein ... Himself
Robert Motherwell ... Himself (archive footage)

Deborah Norville ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Orlovsky ... Himself (archive footage)
Stuart Perkoff ... Himself (archive footage)
Marlon Riggs ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Rollins ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 15


Season 15, Episode 1: Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

29 August 2000
Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Clint Eastwood tells his own story, from his childhood in Depression-era Northern California, to life in the stratosphere of fame and fortune. He's torn up the wild West, patrolled the mean streets of San Francisco, and even gone into outer space. Follow the on-screen and off-screen life of the Oscar-winning film icon in this retrospective PBS "American Masters" 2000 documentary filled with film clips, archival material and interviews. Clint's "Unforgiven" co-star Morgan Freeman narrates.

Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)

Richard Burton ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Joel Cox ... Himself - Film Editor

Clint Eastwood ... Himself

Dina Eastwood ... Herself - Wife / TV Journalist (as Dina Ruiz Eastwood)

James Garner ... Himself - Actor

William Goldman ... Himself - Screenwriter / Novelist
Jack N. Green ... Himself - Director of Photography

Gene Hackman ... Himself - Actor

Curtis Hanson ... Himself - Director
Nat Hentoff ... Himself - Writer
Phyllis Huffman ... Herself - Casting Director
Joe Hyams ... Himself - Senior V.P. Publicity Warner Bros.
Dani Janssen ... Herself - Actor
Pauline Kael ... Herself - Film Critic (archive footage)

Sergio Leone ... Himself - Director (archive footage)

Geoffrey Lewis ... Himself - Actor
Janet Maslin ... Herself - Critic 'The New York Times'
Bill McKinney ... Himself - Actor

Walter Mosley ... Himself - Writer
Lennie Niehaus ... Himself - Composer
Chan Parker ... Herself (archive footage)
Barry Reardon ... Himself - Former President Warner Bros. Distribution

Richard Schickel ... Himself - 'Time' Critic and Clint Eastwood Biographer

Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Director
Don Siegel ... Himself - Director (archive footage)
Richard Slotkin ... Himself - Author 'Gunfighter Nation'

Meryl Streep ... Herself - Actor

Donald Sutherland ... Himself - Actor

Bertrand Tavernier ... Himself - Director

Rip Torn ... Himself - Actor
Tonino Valerii ... Himself - Assistant Director (archive footage)
Buddy Van Horn ... Himself - Director / Stunt Coordinator

Eli Wallach ... Himself - Actor

Forest Whitaker ... Himself - Actor / Director
Ruth Wood ... Herself - Mother

Season 15, Episode 2: Mailer on Mailer

4 October 2000

Season 15, Episode 3: On Cukor

22 November 2000
Widely thought of as "a woman's director," legendary film director George Cukor is profiled in this "American Masters" 2000 documentary narrated by Jean Simmons and featuring clips from such beloved classics as "Dinner at Eight," "David Copperfield," "The Women," "The Philadelphia Story," "Little Women," "Camille," "Born Yesterday," "Gaslight," "Adam's Rib," "A Double Life," "A Star is Born," and his Oscar-winning "My Fair Lady." The documentary uses film clips and interviews with Cukor's friends and colleagues including director Peter Bogdanovich, critic Richard Schickel, writer Fay Kanin, and Cukor's biographer Gavin Lambert himself as well as actors Mia Farrow, Shelley Winters, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon and Claire Bloom to provide a picture of the director's unique accomplishments and to trace the arc of his career. As for his private life, the discreet director remains silent, and despite the film's references to his gay poolside parties at his Hollywood home, intimate friends and colleagues fail to recall anything about his sexuality that sheds light on his work.

George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Jean Simmons ... Narrator (voice)

Mia Farrow ... Herself

Angela Lansbury ... Herself

Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Gene Allen ... Himself
Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Walter Bernstein ... Himself

Claire Bloom ... Herself
David Denby ... Himself
Tucker Fleming ... Himself

Signe Hasso ... Herself

Fay Kanin ... Herself

Gavin Lambert ... Himself
Patrick McGilligan ... Himself

Richard Schickel ... Himself
Robert Wheaton ... Himself

Shelley Winters ... Herself

Season 15, Episode 4: Finding Lucy

3 December 2000


Edie Adams ... Herself

Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Desi Arnaz ... Himself (archive footage)

Lucie Arnaz ... Herself (archive footage)

William Asher ... Himself
Fred Ball ... Himself

Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)

Carol Burnett ... Herself
Bob Carroll Jr. ... Himself

Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Dann ... Himself

Madelyn Davis ... Herself (as Madelyn Pugh Davis)

Fran Drescher ... Herself

William Frawley ... Himself (archive footage)

Gale Gordon ... Himself (archive footage)

Van Johnson ... Himself
Gerard Jones ... Himself

Buster Keaton ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Martin ... Himself
Gary Morton ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Osborne ... Himself

Doris Singleton ... Herself
Maury Thompson ... Himself

Vivian Vance ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 15, Episode 5: Bob Marley: Rebel Music

5 August 2000
Profile of the life and music of the legendary reggae singer.

Rita Marley ... Herself

Bob Marley ... Himself (uncredited)

Season 15, Episode 6: A Conversation with Gregory Peck

14 October 1999
In 1999, Gregory Peck (1916-2003) visits the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, where he had acted in 1940 and where this evening he tells stories and answers questions about his career. Interspersed are clips from Peck's films and from interviews recorded over the years and vérité contemporary footage of visiting with his daughter Cecilia before and after the birth of her son, receiving the National Medal of Arts, chatting with Lauren Bacall and with Martin Scorsese, and dining with Jacques Chirac, always with his wife of forty-four years, Veronique Passani, beside him. Throughout, Peck is informal, candid, and wry.

Gregory Peck ... Himself

Cecilia Peck ... Herself
Veronique Peck ... Herself
Colleen Sheehy ... Herself
Don Peck ... Himself
Carey Paul Peck ... Himself (as Carey Peck)
Stephen Peck ... Himself (as Steve Peck)
Anthony Peck ... Himself
Zack Peck ... Himself
Thomas Jones ... Himself, Reverend
Jacques Chirac ... Himself, President of France

Mary Badham ... Herself
Daniel Voll ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself, President of the United States

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (as Mrs. Clinton)
Jim Steele ... Himself
Julie Steele ... Herself, Jim Steele's wife

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Lauren Bacall ... Herself
Harper Daniel Peck ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 7: Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

16 April 2001
Biography of Alfred Stieglitz and his role in the early 20th century American art world.
Alfred Stieglitz ... Himself
Georgia O'Keeffe ... Herself
Edward Steichen ... Himself
John Marin ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 8: Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians

28 January 2000
The dramatic story of eminent photographer Edward S. Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images. Descendants of his photographic subjects tell stories about the photos and reveal their meaning to Indian people today.
Sheila Tousey ... Narrator (voice)

Bill Pullman ... Edward Curtis (voice)

Season 16


Season 16, Episode 1: Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies

7 October 2001
Documentary on the legendary Hollywood movie mogul, who created his own independent production company to produce such classics as Dodsworth, Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, Pride of the Yankees, and The Best Years of Our Lives, among many others. Based on the biography by A. Scott Berg.

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself / Narrator
Ruth Capps ... Herself

Bette Davis ... Herself (archive footage)
Peggy Elliott ... Herself (as Peggy Goldwyn)

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself

Samuel Goldwyn ... Himself (archive footage)

Tony Goldwyn ... Himself

Farley Granger ... Himself

Howard Hawks ... Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Hellman ... Herself (archive footage)
Leonora Hornblow ... Herself

John Huston ... Himself (archive footage)

Danny Kaye ... Himself (archive footage)

Rouben Mamoulian ... Himself (archive footage)

Merle Oberon ... Herself (archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Cecilia DeMille Presley ... Herself

Harold Russell ... Himself
Melville Shavelson ... Himself

Sylvia Sidney ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself (archive footage)

Teresa Wright ... Herself

William Wyler ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 16, Episode 2: F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams

14 October 2001

Season 16, Episode 3: Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds

21 October 2001

Season 16, Episode 4: Quincy Jones: In the Pocket

18 November 2001

Season 16, Episode 5: Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

28 November 2001
A history of Memphis' Sun Records, the legendary label that started the careers of such rock and country icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Included are archival footage and interviews with many rock and country artists who either recorded for Sun or knew owner Sam Phillips.

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Carl Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)

Johnny Cash ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Lee Lewis ... Himself
Sam Phillips ... Himself - Founder, Sun Records
Jack Clement ... Himself - Sun Engineer / Songwriter
Scotty Moore ... Himself - Elvis Presley's guitarist
Billy Lee Riley ... Himself - Sun Artist
Sonny Burgess ... Himself - Sun Artist

Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself - Founder, Atlantic Records
Chester Burnett ... Himself (archive footage) (as Howlin' Wolf)

Rufus Thomas ... Himself - Sun Artist

Paul McCartney ... Himself
D.J. Fontana ... Himself - Elvis Presley's drummer

Ben Folds ... Himself
Robert Sledge ... Himself
Ben Folds Five ... Themselves
Mark Knopfler ... Himself - Dire Straits

Bryan Ferry ... Himself
Jools Holland ... Himself - Squeeze
W.S. Holland ... Himself - Perkins / Cash drummer
J.M. Van Eaton ... Himself - Jerry Lee Lewis' drummer
Ray Harris ... Himself - Sun Artist
Malcolm Yelvington ... Himself - Sun Artist
Ace Cannon ... Himself - Saxophone

Live ... Themselves

Edward Kowalczyk ... Himself (as Eddie Kowalczyk)

Jimmy Page ... Himself

Robert Plant ... Himself
Jerry Smith ... Himself - Piano (as Jerry 'Smoochie' Smith)

Johnny Hallyday ... Himself - French recording star
Robin Le Mesurier ... Himself (as Robin Lemesurier)
Chris Spedding ... Himself
Zucchero ... Himself - Italian recording star
Third Eye Blind ... Themselves
Brad Hargreaves ... Himself

Stephan Jenkins ... Himself
Howling Diablos ... Themselves

Kid Rock ... Himself
Tino ... Himself
Johnny Evans ... Himself
Jerome Day ... Himself
Barbara Pittman ... Herself - Sun Artist

Rob Thomas ... Himself - Matchbox Twenty
Matchbox Twenty ... Themselves
Rayburn Anthony ... Himself
Johnny Bragg ... Himself - The Prisonaires
Narvel Felts ... Himself
Kern Kennedy ... Himself

Season 16, Episode 6: Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance

16 December 2001
A nice summary of the work of Merce Cunningham, with beautiful clips from old and new dances and an explanation of the way in which he has and continues to revolutionize dance.
John Cage ... Himself
Merce Cunningham ... Himself

Season 16, Episode 7: Ralph Ellison: An American Journey

January 2002
This documentary presents a portrait of African American author Ralph Ellison, one of the great American novelists of the twentieth century.

Andre Braugher ... Narrator (voice)

John Amos ... Dr. Bledsoe
Paul Benjamin ... Grandfather

Jacques C. Smith ... Invisible Man
Amiri Baraka ... Himself

Stanley Crouch ... Himself
Henry Louis Gates ... Himself

Toni Morrison ... Herself

Cornel West ... Himself

A'da Alison Woolfolk ... Mattie Lou Trueblood

Season 16, Episode 8: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

1 March 2002
A documentary on Gene Kelly.

Stanley Tucci ... Narrator

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanine Basinger ... Herself

Betsy Blair ... Herself

Leslie Caron ... Herself

Cyd Charisse ... Herself
Betty Comden ... Herself

Dan Dailey ... Himself (archive footage)
Stanley Donen ... Himself (archive footage)

Nina Foch ... Herself

Douglas Fowley ... Himself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

Betty Garrett ... Herself
Beth Genne ... Herself

Kathryn Grayson ... Herself (archive footage)
Adolph Green ... Himself

Jean Hagen ... Herself (archive footage)

Rita Hayworth ... Herself (archive footage)
Clive Hirschhorn ... Himself
Deborah Jowitt ... Herself

Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Kerry Kelly ... Herself (as Kerry Kelly Novick)
Michael Kidd ... Himself (archive footage)

Arthur Laurents ... Himself

Ann Miller ... Herself (archive footage)

Elvis Mitchell ... Himself

Millard Mitchell ... Himself (archive footage)
Fayard Nicholas ... Himself

Donald O'Connor ... Himself

Kenny Ortega ... Himself

André Previn ... Himself

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Stephen M. Silverman ... Himself (as Stephen Silverman)

Phil Silvers ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Vera-Ellen ... Herself (archive footage)

Esther Williams ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Wollen ... Himself

Keenan Wynn ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 17


Season 17, Episode 1: Willie Nelson: Still Is Still Moving

2 October 2002


Willie Nelson ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 2: Lon Chaney: The Man of a Thousand Faces

????

Season 17, Episode 3: Juilliard

29 January 2003

Season 17, Episode 4: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

18 March 2003

R.W. Apple Jr. ... Himself
Daniel Boulud ... Himself
Bob Cannard ... Himself
Marion Cunningham ... Herself
David Mas Masumoto ... Himself
Mark Morris ... Himself
Jacques Pepin ... Himself

Michael Pollan ... Himself

Ruth Reichl ... Herself

Eric Schlosser ... Himself
Peter Sellars ... Himself
Fanny Singer ... Herself
Calvin Trillin ... Himself

Alice Waters ... Herself

Season 17, Episode 5: Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind

3 April 2003


Joni Mitchell ... Herself
Eric Andersen ... Himself

David Crosby ... Himself
Bill Flanagan ... Himself

David Geffen ... Himself

Herbie Hancock ... Himself
Stephen Holden ... Himself
Larry Klein ... Himself

Graham Nash ... Himself
Elliot Roberts ... Himself
Tom Rush ... Himself

James Taylor ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 6: Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied

23 April 2003


Chuck D. ... Himself

B.B. King ... Himself

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself

Keith Richards ... Himself
Muddy Waters ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 17, Episode 7: Robert Capa: In Love and War

17 January 2003
A documentary about the life of famed war photographer Robert Capa.

Season 17, Episode 8: The Education of Gore Vidal

20 January 2003
A contrarian and wickedly funny man, "The Education of Gore Vidal" explores Vidal's extraordinary life and work, joining him at his cliff-side villa in Ravello, Italy.

Gore Vidal ... Himself
Elizabeth Ashley ... Herself
Howard Austen ... Himself

Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Joanne Freeman ... Herself
Thomas Gore ... Himself (archive footage)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Huey Long ... Himself (archive footage)

Sidney Lumet ... Himself

Norman Mailer ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy McVeigh ... Himself (archive footage)
Victor Navasky ... Himself

Paul Newman ... Himself

Chris Noth ... Himself

Tim Robbins ... Himself

Susan Sarandon ... Herself

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. ... Himself
Katrina vanden Heuvel ... Herself

Eli Wallach ... Himself

Joanne Woodward ... Herself

Season 18


Season 18, Episode 1: None Without Sin

3 September 2003
Director Elia Kazan and playwright Arthur Miller were once best friends and professional colleagues, to most that knew them then in both capacities as soul mates. Their politics were similar which was reflected in their work. Kazan was a Communist Party member for a few years in the mid-1930's, but Miller never officially joined the party ranks. Their relationship changed in the early 1950's when Kazan was subpoenaed to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. To the Committee, Kazan named names of supposed friends - albeit names the Committee already had - but for many, including Miller, Kazan's move was both an act of support of the Committee's blacklisting, and a purely self-preserving measure for his own movie directing career. Kazan's professional life, and by association personal life, was not an easy one following his testimony. Both Kazan and Miller's individual works following - most specifically Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), Miller's "The Crucible" and "A View from the Bridge", and their collaboration on "After the Fall" - were direct responses to Kazan's act in front of the Committee. Marilyn Monroe, Miller's wife in the late 1950's and a past lover of Kazan's, also played an integral role in both their lives in relationship to the affect of Kazan's testimony, and Miller's own testimony to the Committee four years after Kazan's.
George Bartenieff ... Danforth

Warren Beatty ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Bernstein ... Himself
Herbert J. Biberman ... Himself (archive footage) (as Herbert Biberman)
Christopher Bigsby ... Himself

Patricia Bosworth ... Herself

Marlon Brando ... Stanley Kowalski / Emiliano Zapata / Terry Malloy (archive footage)
Alyssa Bresnahan ... Elizabeth Proctor
Steve Centola ... Himself
Caroline Clay ... Tituba

Lee J. Cobb ... Johnny Friendly (archive footage)

Gary Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas Doherty ... Himself (as Tom Doherty)
Bernard Gordon ... Himself

Lee Grant ... Herself
Tom Hammond ... John Proctor

Kim Hunter ... Herself / Stella Kowalski in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
Eric Johnston ... Himself (archive footage)

Elia Kazan ... Himself (archive footage)
John Howard Lawson ... Himself (archive footage)

Vivien Leigh ... Blanche DuBois (archive footage)
Jimmy Longhi ... Himself (as Jim Longhi)
Nicole Lowrance ... Abigail in 'The Crucible'

Karl Malden ... Father Barry (archive footage)
Dan Mason ... Thomas Putnam

Karla Mason ... Ann Putnam

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself (archive footage)

Adolphe Menjou ... Himself (archive footage)

Arthur Miller ... Himself (archive footage)

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)
Samuel Ornitz ... Himself (archive footage)

Jane Pauley ... Herself (archive footage)
Tom Pauly ... Himself

Darren Pettie ... Reverend Parris

Oliver Platt ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ellen Schrecker ... Herself
Madeleine Sherwood ... Herself
Spyros P. Skouras ... Himself (archive footage)

Rod Steiger ... Charley Malloy (archive footage)
J. Parnell Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)
David Thomson ... Himself

Dalton Trumbo ... Himself (archive footage)
Andrew Weems ... Reverend Hale

Halley Wegryn Gross ... Betty Parris
Jeff Young ... Himself

Darryl F. Zanuck ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 18, Episode 2: James Brown: Soul Survivor

29 October 2003


Dan Aykroyd ... Himself

Afrika Bambaataa ... Himself

James Brown ... Himself
Bobby Byrd ... Himself
Lyn Collins ... Herself

Chuck D. ... Himself

Nelson George ... Himself
Martha High ... Herself

Wyclef Jean ... Himself

Little Richard ... Himself

Clarke Peters ... Narrator

Al Sharpton ... Himself
Fred Wesley ... Himself
Marva Whitney ... Herself

Season 18, Episode 3: Cary Grant: A Class Apart

7 January 2004

Barbara Harris ... Herself - Grant's Wife, 1981-86 (as Barbara Grant)
Jeanine Basinger ... Herself - Film Historian
Roderick Mann ... Himself - Friend
Nancy Nelson ... Herself - Author 'Evenings with Cary Grant'

Betsy Drake ... Herself - Grant's Wife, 1949-62

Elvis Mitchell ... Himself - Film Critic, New York Times
Virginia Cherrill ... Herself (archive footage)

George Cukor ... Himself - Director, 1973 Interview (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Director

Martin Landau ... Himself - Actor
James Harvey ... Himself - Film Historian

Ralph Bellamy ... Himself - Actor, 1988 Interview (archive footage)
Elsie Leach ... Herself (archive footage)
Todd McCarthy ... Himself - Author 'Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood'
David Denby ... Himself - Film Critic, The New Yorker

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself - Actor, 1988 Audio Interview (archive footage) (voice)

Howard Hawks ... Himself - Director, 1967 Interview (archive footage)

Randolph Scott ... Himself (archive footage)

Dina Merrill ... Herself - Actor

Jill St. John ... Herself - Actor
Sidney Sheldon ... Himself - Writer

Ralph Lauren ... Himself - Friend
Russell B. Downing ... Himself (archive footage)

Eva Marie Saint ... Herself - Actor
Melville Shavelson ... Himself - Director, 'Houseboat' (as Mel Shavelson)
Lance Reventlow ... Himself (archive footage)
Leo McCarey ... Himself (archive footage)

Deborah Kerr ... Herself - Actor, 1988 Interview (archive footage)
Ernest Lehman ... Himself - Screenwriter

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Director, 1966 Interview (archive footage)
Stanley Donen ... Himself - Director

George Kennedy ... Himself - Actor, 2003 Interview (archive footage)

Dyan Cannon ... Herself (archive footage)

Samantha Eggar ... Herself - Actor

Helen Mirren ... Narrator

Jeremy Northam ... Narrator

Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 18, Episode 4: Balanchine

14 January 2004

Season 18, Episode 5: Judy Garland: By Myself

25 February 2004


Harris Yulin ... Himself / Narrator

June Allyson ... Herself - Actor (voice)
Del Armstrong ... Himself - Make-up Artist (voice)

Desi Arnaz ... Himself (archive footage)

Lauren Bacall ... Herself (archive footage)

Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)

Wallace Beery ... Himself - Actor (voice) (archive footage)

Ray Bolger ... Himself - Actor (voice)

Jackie Cooper ... Himself - Actor (voice)

George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Dann ... Himself - Head of Network Programming (voice) (as Michael Dann)

Buddy Ebsen ... Himself - Actor (voice)
Roger Edens ... Himself (archive footage)
George Fisher ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Freed ... Himself (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Leonard Gershe ... Himself - Songwriter / Scenarist (voice)
Virginia Gumm ... Herself - Sister (voice)
Margaret Hall ... Lillian Burns Sidney - M-G-M Drama Coach (voice)

Jean Harlow ... Herself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)

Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)

Norman Jewison ... Himself - Executive Producer (voice)

Isabel Keating ... Judy Garland (voice)

Gene Kelly ... Himself - Actor (voice)

Alan King ... Himself - Actor (voice)
Burton Lane ... Himself - Composer (voice)
Mort Lindsey ... Himself - Conductor / Orchestrator (voice)
Joey Luft ... Himself (archive footage)

Lorna Luft ... Herself (archive footage)

Sidney Luft ... Himself - Producer / Husband (voice) (as Sid Luft)

David Margulies ... Joseph L. Mankiewicz - Director / Writer (voice)

Dean Martin ... Himself (archive footage)
Hugh Martin ... Himself - Songwriter (voice)

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself (archive footage)

Ann Miller ... Herself - Actor (voice)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself (archive footage)

Vincente Minnelli ... Himself (archive footage)
George Morfogen ... George Cukor - Director (voice)

Cyrus Newitt ... Bill Colleran - Executive Producer (voice)
Nelson Riddle ... Himself - Orchestrator / Conductor (voice)

Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Actor (voice)
David Rose ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Sella ... Vincente Minnelli - Director / Husband (voice)
Artie Shaw ... Himself - Musician / Bandleader (voice)

Norma Shearer ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Taurog ... Himself - Director (voice)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)

Shirley Temple ... Herself (archive footage)

Margaret Whiting ... Herself - Singer (voice)

Michael Wilding ... Himself (archive footage)
Kay Williams ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 18, Episode 6: Henry Luce & Time-Life's America: A Vision of Empire

28 April 2004
Henry Luce co-founded Time Inc. in 1923 and presided over the company for more than 45 years, making an indelible mark on publishing in the process. This compelling look into the life of the publishing icon includes photographs and news footage from the company's unparalleled archives, readings from ground-breaking essays, and firsthand accounts from those who knew Luce best to provide insight into his life, work, and influence on America.
Scott Simon ... Narrator

Harris Yulin ... (voice)

Season 18, Episode 7: Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

23 June 2004
The authoritative documentary on Country Music's most influential figure.
Roy Acuff ... Himself (archive footage)

Tony Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommy Bishop ... Himself
Rick Bragg ... Himself
Joe Buck ... Himself
Charles Carr ... Himself
Anita Carter ... Herself (archive footage)

Ray Charles ... Himself (archive footage)
Little Jimmy Dickens ... Himself
Danny Dill ... Himself

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Escott ... Himself
Lewis Fitzgerald ... Himself
Kira Florita ... Herself
Tillman B. Franks ... Himself
Leila Griffin ... Herself
Don Helms ... Himself
Clent Holmes ... Himself
Mae Jarrett ... Herself
Billie Jean Jones ... Herself

George Jones ... Himself

Norah Jones ... Herself (archive footage)
Merle Kilgore ... Himself
Claude King ... Himself
Big Bill Lister ... Himself
Emanuel Martin ... Himself
Walt McNeil ... Himself
Pee Wee Moultrie ... Himself
R.D. Norred ... Himself
Frank Page ... Himself
Henderson Payne ... Himself

Minnie Pearl ... Herself (archive footage)
Jimmy Porter ... Himself

Ray Price ... Himself
Felton Pruett ... Himself
Ronnie Pugh ... Himself
Billy Robinson ... Himself
Braxton Schuffert ... Himself
Ernest Tubb ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernice Turner ... Herself
Brian Turpen ... Himself
Billy Walker ... Himself
Charlie Walker ... Himself
Hank Williams III ... Himself

Hank Williams Jr. ... Himself
Audrey Williams ... Herself (archive footage)
Hank Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Jett Williams ... Herself
Lillie Williams ... Herself (archive footage)
Lycretia Williams ... Herself
Lum York ... Himself

Season 18, Episode 8: Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef

18 August 2004


Michael Murphy ... Narrator
Julia Child ... Herself (archive footage)
Jody Adams ... Herself

Dan Aykroyd ... Julia Child (archive footage)
Simone Beck ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Child ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Drummond ... Himself
Judith Jones ... Herself

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Corby Kummer ... Himself
Russell Morash ... Himself
Jacques Pepin ... Himself

Ruth Reichl ... Herself
Laura Shapiro ... Herself
Jasper White ... Himself

Season 19


Season 19, Episode 1: James Dean: Sense Memories

11 May 2005
Documentary exploring the last 18 months of James Dean's acting career.

Mark Rydell ... Himself

Martin Landau ... Himself

Eli Wallach ... Himself
William Bast ... Himself

Eartha Kitt ... Herself

Lois Smith ... Herself
Frank Mazzola ... Himself
Dennis Stock ... Himself
Stewart Stern ... Himself

Budd Schulberg ... Himself

Corey Allen ... Himself

George Stevens Jr. ... Himself
Bob Shurley ... Himself (as Bill Shurley)
Marcos Peña ... Himself, Marfa resident
Robert Hinkle ... Himself
Wally Cech ... Herself
Richard Davalos ... Actor 'East of Eden' (archive footage)

James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)

Elia Kazan ... Himself (archive footage)

Raymond Massey ... Actor 'East of Eden' (archive footage)
Nicholas Ray ... Himself (archive footage)

Jo Van Fleet ... Actress 'East of Eden' (archive footage)
Nick Adams ... Actor 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jim Backus ... Actor 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Carroll Baker ... Actress 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Actor 'East of Eden' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Albert Dekker ... Actor 'East of Eden' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Actress 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jack Grinnage ... Actor 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Monte Hale ... Actor 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dennis Hopper ... Actor 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rock Hudson ... Actor 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Beverly Long ... Actress 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Nichols ... Actor 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)
House Peters Jr. ... Actor 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steffi Sidney ... Actress 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Actress 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chill Wills ... Actor 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jane Withers ... Actress 'Giant' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Natalie Wood ... Actress 'Rebel without a Cause' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 19, Episode 2: Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice

12 June 2005
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson captures the history of African-American a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock and follows their 30th anniversary concert tour. The film includes footage from concerts, rehearsals, the tour bus and the daily life of the members: Carol Maillard seeing her son off to his high school prom, Nitanju Bolade Casel singing to her son in the morning, Ysaye Maria Barnwell leading a community singing workshop. After Bernice Johnson Reagon announces her retirement, the other members of Sweet Honey hold auditions for a new member. The movie includes the encore from their final concert with her performing with the group.
Arnaé ... Herself
Ysaye M. Barnwell ... Herself
Nitanju Bolade Casel ... Herself
Aisha Kahlil ... Herself

Carol Maillard ... Herself
Kojo Nnamdi ... Himself
Bernice Johnson Reagon ... Herself
Toshi Reagon ... Herself
Louise Robinson ... Herself
Shirley Childress Saxton ... Herself

Season 19, Episode 3: Episode #19.3

????

Season 19, Episode 4: Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned

20 July 2005

Season 19, Episode 5: Willa Cather: The Road Is All

7 September 2005
This documentary tells the story of a woman who invented herself from scratch. As a child, Willa Cather was taken from her comfortable home in Virginia into the wild Nebraska frontier--a place so vast and empty she felt "erased." Cather survived and even thrived on the plains, eventually pioneering her way east to New York City where she wrote her great novels: O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, My Antonia, Death Comes For the Archbishop and the Pulitzer Prize-winning One of Ours. Willa Cather: The Road Is All is a story of the transforming power of art, illustrating Cather's life through dramatic re-enactments of scenes from her most famous novels.
Joan Acocella ... Herself
Willa Cather ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard Giannone ... Himself
Vivian Gornick ... Herself
Cynthia Griffin-Wolff ... Herself

Marcia Gay Harden ... Willa Cather (voice)
Margo Jefferson ... Herself
Tony Mares ... Himself
David McCullough ... Himself
Susan Rosowski ... Herself

David Strathairn ... Narrator
Joseph Urgo ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 6: Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

14 September 2005

Season 19, Episode 7: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

3 September 2005
A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Bob Dylan ... Himself
B.J. Rolfzen ... Himself (voice)
Dick Kangas ... Himself
Liam Clancy ... Himself
Tony Glover ... Himself
Paul Nelson ... Himself

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Van Ronk ... Himself (archive footage)
Maria Muldaur ... Herself
John Cohen ... Himself
Bruce Langhorne ... Himself
Mark Spoelstra ... Himself
Suze Rotolo ... Herself
Izzy Young ... Himself

Mitch Miller ... Himself
John Hammond ... Himself

Pete Seeger ... Himself

Mavis Staples ... Herself
Artie Mogull ... Himself
Harold Leventhal ... Himself

Joan Baez ... Herself

Peter Yarrow ... Himself
Bob Neuwirth ... Himself (as Bobby Neuwirth)

D.A. Pennebaker ... Himself
Al Kooper ... Himself
Bob Johnston ... Himself

Mickey Jones ... Himself

Johnny Cash ... Himself (archive footage)
Rick Danko ... Himself (archive footage)

Ossie Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
Lamar Fike ... Himself
Woody Guthrie ... Himself (archive footage)

Carolyn Hester ... Herself
Garth Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Manuel ... Himself (archive footage)
Greil Marcus ... Himself
Christopher Ricks ... Himself

Robbie Robertson ... Himself (archive footage)
Manny Roth ... Himself
Roy Silver ... Himself
Sean Wilentz ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself (voice) (uncredited)

Season 20


Season 20, Episode 1: John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend

10 May 2006


Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Harry Carey Jr. ... Himself

Harry Carey ... Himself (archive footage)
William H. Clothier ... Himself (archive footage)
Scott Eyman ... Himself
Dan Ford ... Himself
Francis Ford ... Himself (archive footage)

John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph McBride ... Himself
Andrew V. McLaglen ... Himself

John Milius ... Himself
Robert Parrish ... Himself

Sydney Pollack ... Narrator

Mark Rydell ... Himself

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Pippa Scott ... Herself
David Thomson ... Himself

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Patrick Wayne ... Himself
Jack Williams ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 2: The World of Nat King Cole

17 May 2006
Edited version of an 89 minute UK documentary on the life of the singer with recollections from family, friends, and famous fans.
Eden Ahbez ... Himself (archive footage)

Pearl Bailey ... Herself (archive footage)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself

André Benjamin ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself
Timuel Black ... Himself

Pat Boone ... Himself
Carol Cole ... Herself
Freddy Cole ... Himself
Maria Cole ... Herself

Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself (archive footage)

Natalie Cole ... Herself
Timolin Cole ... Herself

Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself
Jack Costanzo ... Himself
Rosalind Cummings-Yeates ... Herself

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Daniel Mark Epstein ... Himself

Ibrahim Ferrer ... Himself

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Gambaccini ... Himself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Isaac Hayes ... Himself
Gwyneth Herbert ... Herself
Roy Holmes ... Himself
John Johnson ... Himself

Quincy Jones ... Himself

B.B. King ... Himself

Eartha Kitt ... Herself
Dick LaPalm ... Himself

Peggy Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Alan Livingston ... Himself

Baz Luhrmann ... Himself
Ivan Mogull ... Himself
Omara Portuondo ... Herself
Nadine Robinson ... Herself (archive footage)

Carlos Santana ... Himself

George Schlatter ... Himself

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Stevie Wonder ... Himself
Andrew Young ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 3: Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home

12 July 2006


Peter Coyote ... Narrator
Ed Cray ... Himself
Nora Guthrie ... Herself
Woody Guthrie ... Himself (archive footage)
Bess Hawes ... Herself

Mary Jennings ... Herself
Joe Klein ... Himself
Leadbelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Lomax ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Longhi ... Himself
Marjorie Mazia ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeff Place ... Himself

Pete Seeger ... Himself

Rick Sharp ... Woody Guthrie

Bruce Springsteen ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 4: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

19 July 2006
Explores Monroe as the icon of the 20th century via photography, perhaps, her greatest "love affair".
Eve Arnold ... Herself
Cecil Beaton ... Himself (archive footage)

Patricia Bosworth ... Herself

Louis Calhern ... Alonzo D. 'Lon' Emmerich (archive footage)
Leon Constantiner ... Himself

Joe DiMaggio ... Himself (archive footage)
Elliott Erwitt ... Himself
Leonora Goldberg ... Herself
Milton H. Greene ... Himself (archive footage)
Amy Greene-Andrews ... Herself
Irene Halsman ... Herself

Hugh M. Hefner ... Himself

Douglas Kirkland ... Himself

Norman Mailer ... Himself
Edith Shaw Marcus ... Herself

Arthur Miller ... Himself (archive footage)

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)
Arnold Newman ... Himself
Leif-Erik Nygårds ... Himself

Thelma Ritter ... Isabelle (archive footage)
Larry Shaw ... Himself

Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Phil Stern ... Himself
Meta Shaw Stevens
George Zimbel ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 5: Walter Cronkite: Witness to History

26 July 2006
Walter Cronkite was the man who gave us the news for two tumultuous decades in the late 20th century. As historian, journalist and author David Halberstam says in praise of the great CBS newsman: "Most Americans really learned of the evening news and learned of Vietnam and learned of the civil rights movement and learned of Watergate with Walter Cronkite as the man who ushered it into their homes. And did it with great professionalism over a very long time and was I think absolutely true to himself." In AMERICAN MASTERS Walter Cronkite: Witness to History, a documentary narrated by Katie Couric, historians, fellow journalists and CBS colleagues appraise the career of the man who was called "the most trusted man in America." CBS writer and commentator Andy Rooney, legendary producer/director Don Hewitt, correspondents Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl and Barbara Walters, columnists Molly Ivins and Helen Thomas, Senator John McCain and President Jimmy Carter guide the viewer from Cronkite's early days as a foreign correspondent in World War II through his thirty-year career at CBS News. The film opens with Cronkite's beginnings as a journalist - his decision at the age of twelve to become the best possible reporter he could be. His ambition was honed during his early years with the United Press wire service. Battling constant deadlines, he developed a keen sense of competition - and a keen sense of what mattered to the American public. In the nascent years of television, when even the networks weren't sure what the medium could do, Cronkite was among the first to shine - as a newsman and as the host of the enormously popular You Are There series. Chosen to anchor the CBS Evening News, Cronkite would become involved in every major event of the post-war years: the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam war and the anti-war movement, the race to space and the moon, the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Richard Nixon, the Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israel. When he retired from the anchor desk in 1981, the press viewed the event as the passing of an icon and an era. One magazine editor wrote that Walter Cronkite leaving the air was "like George Washington's face leaving the dollar bill."

Katie Couric ... Herself - Narrator
Chip Cronkite ... Himself
Kathy Cronkite ... Herself

Walter Cronkite ... Himself
David Halberstam ... Himself
Don Hewitt ... Himself
Bill Moyers ... Himself

Dan Rather ... Himself

Andrew Rooney ... Himself

Morley Safer ... Himself

Barbara Walters ... Herself

Season 20, Episode 6: Andy Warhol: A Documentary

1 September 2006
Ric Burns unearths rarely seen footage and offers keen observations on the life and artistic influence of Andy Warhol.

Laurie Anderson ... Herself - Narrator
Irving Blum ... Himself

Salvador Dalí ... Himself (archive footage)

Candy Darling ... Himself (archive footage)
Donna De Salvo ... Herself

Bob Dylan ... Himself
Pat Hackett ... Herself
Dave Hickey ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Jeff Koons ... Himself

Paul Morrissey ... Himself

George Plimpton ... Himself (archive footage)
John Richardson ... Himself
Edie Sedgwick ... Herself (archive footage)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

Holly Woodlawn ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 7: Sketches of Frank Gehry

10 September 2005
A look at the life and work of the renown architect.
Charles Arnoldi ... Himself (as Chuck Arnoldi)

Barry Diller ... Himself

Michael Eisner ... Himself
Rolf Fehlbaum ... Himself
Hal Foster ... Himself (archive footage)
Mildred Friedman ... Herself
Frank O. Gehry ... Himself

Bob Geldof ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself
Charles Jencks ... Himself
Philip Johnson ... Himself
Thomas Krens ... Himself
Peter Lewis ... Himself
Herbert Muschamp ... Himself

Michael Ovitz ... Himself

Sydney Pollack ... Himself
Norman Rosenthal ... Himself
Edward Ruscha ... Himself
Esa-Pekka Salonen ... Himself

Julian Schnabel ... Himself
Milton Wexler ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 8: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

12 October 2006


Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself

Graydon Carter ... Himself

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself

George Clooney ... Himself

Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself

Kirsten Dunst ... Herself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Mick Jagger ... Himself

Keira Knightley ... Herself

Annie Leibovitz ... Herself

Bette Midler ... Herself

Demi Moore ... Herself

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself

Keith Richards ... Himself

Julia Roberts ... Herself

Chris Rock ... Himself

Jason Schwartzman ... Himself

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Susan Sontag ... Herself (archive footage)

Gloria Steinem ... Herself

Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jann Wenner ... Himself

Anna Wintour ... Herself

Tom Wolfe ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 21


Season 21, Episode 1: Novel Reflections: The American Dream

4 April 2007

Abiola Abrams ... Lutie Johnson
Hayden Adams ... Hurstwood
Samuel Allen ... Starving boy

David Barlow ... Partygoer
Wendy Barrie-Wilson ... Funeral goer
George Bartenieff ... Dr. Adler

Keith Carradine ... Narrator
Victoria Chin ... Mona Chang

Patricia Clarkson ... Narrator
Malachy Cleary ... Tommy Wilhelm

Herve Clermont ... Band member
Amy de Lucia ... Partygoer

Michael Dempsey ... Tom Joad

Douglas Dickerman ... Percy Gryce

Mark H. Dold ... Selden
Jennifer Don ... Jordan Baker

Jen Drohan ... Carrie Meeber

Michael Eaddy ... Boots Smith
Sol Frieder ... Funeral goer
Melissa Friedman ... Funeral goer

Ed Fry ... Mr. Chandler

Victor Garber ... Narrator
John Gibbons ... Gatsby's father

Ross Gibby ... Nick Carraway
Caline Gin ... Callie Chang
Terry Greiss ... Gus Trenor
Geraldine Guo ... Theresa
Justin Hagan ... Angry young man
Tom Hammond ... Narrator

Erin Hill ... Rose of Sharon

Edward James Hyland ... Pa Joad

Ty Jones ... Band member

Ty Jones ... Band member
Ruth Kulerman ... Funeral goer
Jeremy Maleek Leggett ... Bub Johnson
Jason Ma ... Grover Ding
Sioux Madden ... Waitress, 'Typical American'

Julianna Margulies ... Narrator

Michael Medeiros ... Uncle John
Ron Nakahara ... Old Chao
Stina Nielsen ... Partygoer
Matt Opatrny ... Partygoer

Kelly Overton ... Partygoer

Tricia Paoluccio ... Daisy Buchanan
Daniela Piazza ... Lily Bart
Nicole Potter ... Ma Joad

CCH Pounder ... Narrator
Shawn Randall ... Band member

Christopher Randolph ... Jay Gatsby
Marcell Rosenblatt ... Funeral goer

Raynor Scheine ... Starving man

Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Narrator
Keenan Shimizu ... Ralph Chang
Maurice Shrog ... Funeral goer
Sue Jin Song ... Helen Chang
Dale Soules ... Mrs. Wainwright
Oliver Wadsworth ... Partygoer

Rik Alan Walter ... Drouet

Ming-Na Wen ... Narrator (as Ming-Na)

Season 21, Episode 2: Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

2 May 2007


Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself

Bette Midler ... Herself - Narrator
Ruth Brown ... Herself (archive footage)

Ray Charles ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Lyor Cohen ... Himself

Phil Collins ... Himself
Nesuhi Ertegün ... Himself (archive footage)

Aretha Franklin ... Herself

David Geffen ... Himself

Mick Jagger ... Himself

Kid Rock ... Himself

Jimmy Page ... Himself

Robert Plant ... Himself
Otis Redding ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Wexler ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 3: Les Paul: Chasing Sound

11 July 2007
The Authorized biography of Les Paul, " The Wizard of Waukesha". The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor, and recording artist(Paul had two #1 hits with his wife Mary Ford), Paul has been and innovator from the early years of his life. In 1928, thirteen-year-old Les Paul borrowed a phonograph needle from the family Victrola, stuck it under the strings of his Sear Roebuck guitar, and wired the contraption to a telephone mike and two radio speakers, thus achieving not only amplification but a crude stereo effect. The pioneering young musician then went on to invent scores of ingenious recording techniques, including overdubbing and multi-track recorders, as well as the solid-body electric guitar at the heart of the rock and roll revolution. Still spry at age 90, Les Paul tells his own classic rags-to-riches story in a feature-length HD documentary-with a soundtrack of greatest hits from Bing Crosby, Chet Atkins, B.B. KIng, and rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
Susan Baker ... Herself

The Beatles ... Themselves

Jeff Beck ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself
Timuel Black ... Himself
Richard Carpenter ... Himself
Walter Carter ... Himself
Francis Catheart

Anderson Cooper ... Himself
Carol Corona ... Herself
Bob Cutarella ... Himself
Will Eastman ... Himself
Travis Egnor ... Himself
Will Emmanuel ... Himself

Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself
Patrick Foley ... Himself
Mary Ford ... Herself
David Fricke ... Himself
Johnny Frigo ... Himself
Gary Giddins ... Himself
Randy Goodrum ... Himself
George Gruhn ... Himself

Merle Haggard ... Himself
James Henke ... Himself
Sonya Hensley ... Herself
Billy Jackson ... Himself
Henry Juszkiewicz ... Himself

B.B. King ... Himself
Jay Leonhart ... Himself
John Mack ... Himself
Bill C. Malone ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Charles McGovern ... Himself
Steve Miller ... Himself
Gene Norman ... Himself
Helen Otto ... Herself
Arlene Palmer ... Herself
John Paris ... Himself

Jon Paris ... Himself

Les Paul ... Himself
Russ Paul ... Himself
Bucky Pizzarelli ... Himself
Daniel Pokwinski ... Himself
Ken Poston ... Himself
Phil Quartararo ... Himself

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself

Phil Ramone ... Himself

Keith Richards ... Himself
Fred Rosenmerkel ... Himself
Lisa Roy ... Herself

Richie Sambora ... Himself
Tim Samuelson ... Himself
Al Schmitt ... Himself
Kay Starr ... Herself

Edward Van Halen ... Himself (as Eddie Van Halen)
Paul Vrakas ... Himself
Paul Yandell ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 4: David Hockney: The Colors of Music

18 July 2007

Season 21, Episode 5: John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature

25 July 2007

Ellen Adair ... Lucy Audubon
Donald Boarman ... Himself
Ed Byrnes ... Samuel Bowen
Walton Ford ... Himself
Ella Foshay ... Herself

Alan Francis ... John James Audubon
Alan Gehret ... Himself
Joe Goddu ... Himself
Sophie Hayden ... Lucy Audubon (voice)
Christoph Irmscher ... Himself
Roberta J.M. Olson ... Herself
Robert Peck ... Himself
Richard Rhodes ... Himself
Nate Rice ... Himself

Sebastian Roché ... John James Audubon (voice)
William Souder ... Himself
Bill Steiner ... Himself
Ellen Withrow ... New Orleans Model

Season 21, Episode 6: Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

12 September 2007
Archival footage, live performances, and interviews conducted by none other than Clint Eastwood depict the life and career of Tony Bennett.

Tony Bennett ... Himself

Anthony Hopkins ... Narrator

Christina Aguilera ... Herself

Alec Baldwin ... Himself

Harry Belafonte ... Himself

Danny Bennett ... Himself
Alan Bergman ... Himself
Marilyn Bergman ... Herself

Mel Brooks ... Himself
Bill Charlap ... Himself
Stephen Holden ... Himself
Everett Raymond Kinstler ... Himself

Arthur Penn ... Himself

Don Rickles ... Himself
Jonathan Schwartz ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Gay Talese ... Himself
Lee Musiker ... Quartet Leader
Gary Sargent ... Quartet
Gary Langosch ... Quartet
Harold Jones ... Quartet

Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)

Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Ann Suraci Benedetto ... Herself (archive footage)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)

Ray Charles ...