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Biography’s for April 16-28

Here is a look at some of the celebrities and shows on Biography on A & E and the Biography Channel for the last of April.

Marlon Brando.
A special two-hour portrait of the screen titan considered the "Master of the Method" and one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. We chronicle Brando's tumultuous life and career, including his unforgettable performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront; his comeback in The Godfather; his snubbing of the Academy Awards; his obesity and bad movie choices that plagued his later life; and the tragedies of his first son's murder conviction and his daughter's suicide. Includes interviews with Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, and former wife Anna Kashi. (Biography)

Ted Bundy
A charming nice looking man who confessed to killing 28 women, and may have killed as many as 100. Who really is Ted Bundy> Someone we should all learn from I am sure, so we don’t fall victim to another mass murder just like him. (Biography)

David Cassidy
Son of famous parents Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward, step-son of Shirley Jones whom he starred with, in The Partridge Family. Teen-idol and half-brothers of Shaun Cassidy (Invasion), Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy all in entertainment. (A&E)

Cameron Diaz
One of everybody’s box office female leads. She was a young model with no acting experience when she got her first big break when she auditioned for a role opposite Jim Carrey in The Mask(1994). Since then she has starred in over 30 movies. Her latest three movies are all Shrek sequels, Shrek the Third, Shrek the Halls and in 2010 Shrek 4. (Biography)

Jodie Foster
From her Coppertone adds at age three, through her Disney movies to her Oscar wins for The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. She has acted, directed, produced, and runs her own business.(A&E)

Home Depot
Take a look at the home improvement giant that helps the people that Do-it-Yourself with their warehouse stores, with interviews of the co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. (Biography)

Meat Loaf
He got his nick when he was only three when his dad dubbed him Meat. He was hooked on performing arts in high school. He had his first roll as an uncredited actor in State Fair. His next roll in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show and more than fifty other shows. He is also a singer, who had trouble getting the record labels to take notice. To their amazement his first album Bat Out of Hell became one the biggest selling albums of all time. He has struggled the most performers with addiction and bankruptcy. He turned his life around and in 1993 won best vocal Grammy for I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That). (Biography)

Partridge Family, The
The 1970s sitcom show about a rock and roll singing family starring Shirley Jones and her stepson David Cassidy. It also starred Susan Dey , Danny Bonaduce and Dave Madden. (A&E)

Mickey Rooney
Grew up in Vaudeville he gained attention as Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream (1935). He then stared in the famous series of 15 Andy Hardy movies. Rooney won a Special Academy Award for his role in Boys Town at 18 due to his size which enabled him to play young boys. He has done just about everything and has won also and Emmy for his roll in the TV show Bill. Rooney has been in 300 films and been married eight times. He continues to be one of entertainments’ most favorite actors. (Biography)

Tom Selleck
Star of the hit series Magnum P.I. , who started as a model and starred in The Dating Game . He has starred in hit movies such as “Three Men and a Baby” turned down the role for “Indiana Jones” and had several re-occurring roles in hit series such as “Friends” , “Boston Legal”, “Rockford Files” and ”Simon and Simon”. (Biography)

Brooke Shields
From her shocking first role in Pretty Baby, through her modeling for Calvin Klein, to her present day. (Biography)

Van Trapp Family
Best known as the singing family in The Sound of Music learn about the Real family. Learn that the children really thought about their stepmother, and what really happened to the family. (Biography)

Meredith Vieira
Winner of seven Emmy Awards for her work on West 57, 60 Minutes, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? She has done The View and is now a new co-host of NBC’s Today Show .(Biography)

James Woods
He started acting back on TV in 1969 in Out of It. He made it to the big screen with Onion Field and starred in several big movies. He is currently starring in the TV series Shark. Learn more about the MIT grad with the 180 IQ. (Biography)


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