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Biography’s for August 1 - 15

Here is a look at some of the celebrities and shows on Biography on A & E and the Biography Channel for two weeks of August 2006:

Biography - Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood
Find out how today’s young stars make it in Hollywood avoiding the problems of the generations before them. See interviews with Mary-Kate and Ashley
Olsen, Brooke Shields, Ron Howard, Fred Savage, Dakota
Fanning, Kurt Russell, Mayim Bialik
, and many more. (A&E)

Michael Jackson Story
A look at the King of Pop from the early days to his legal problems. Interviews with his mother Katherine and siblings LaToya and Jermaine. See also interviews with Suzanne de Passe, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, and Liza Minnelli, and many more. (A&E)

Bob Barker
A look at the career of the game-show host of The Price is Right along with his love for animals, and his sexual harassment scandal. (Biography)

The Carpenters
Learn more about Richard and Karen Carpenter, the brother and sister singing act of the 70s ended when Karen died of heart failure due to her anorexia.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The true story of the famous gunslingers depicted in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (Biography)

Dave Chappelle
Follow the young Yellow Springs Ohio comic through his career and up to his escape to South Africa. (A&E)

Calamity Jane
Was one of the most colorful females of the Wild West. She was a Pony Express Rider, Army Scout and a foul mouth alcoholic. Take a look at the woman behind the legends who is portrayed in the hit series Deadwood on HBO. (Biography)

Doc Holiday
He was one of the Wild West historical characters. Often portrayed as a good guy, was a gambler, gunfighter and a drunk. He was good friends with Wyatt Earp and his brothers, who ruled Tombstone and were major players in the Shootout at the OK Corral(Biography)

Janet Gaynor
Her family was so sure that she would be a great actress that they moved to Los Angeles. She went on and proved her family right by winning the first Academy Award for Best Actress. Her next girl charm was a favorite for people during the 1920s. She left 20th Century Fox when she refused Zanuck’s advances and he punished her by giving her co-starring roles. She soon was back on top with A Star is Born. (Biography)

Angela Lansbury
She is the beloved actress of stage, movies and TV. She has been in Disney movies as an actress and as voice characters. She starred in the hit TV series Murder, She Wrote. Angela discusses her career ups and downs. (Biography)

Marilyn Monroe
She was once one of most recognized actresses and sex-symbols. She was known for her possible relationship with the Kennedy’s and her death that causes are disputed to this day.

Annie Oakey
She was one of America’s Wild West women who started as a prim and proper Victorian lady, who became one of the best shots in the Wild Bill’s Wild West Shows. (Biography)

Al Pacino
From his early childhood, through his first great movie role in The Graduate to his role in The Godfather and many other great movie roles. (A&E)

Perdue Family
Arthur W. Perdue took a hint back in 1917 from the men loading their eggs and poultry onto trains and decided to make that his life. From that began the beginning of a chicken empire which is still family owed today. (A&E)

Gene Simmons
From the Rock and Roll band KISS. (A&E)

Robin Williams
A comedian, who rose from his guest character as an alien on Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley to his own show Mork and Mindy . He us known for his standup routines and improvisation. To his classic portrayal of Popeye to Peter Pan in Hook. Robin can do dramatic roles such as Good Will Hunting and Good Morning Vietnam, fantasy characters both animated such as Aladdin and Robots and acting; and his latest RV. Robin Williams is as diverse as the voices in his head and the characters he becomes. Learn more about him on Biography. (Biography)

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