Biography’s for September 16 - 30
Voted as Sweden’s most popular actress she was wooed by Hollywood. She left Sweden and moved to Hollywood where she won an Oscar, Tony and an Emmy. Also known, for her turbulent relationship with director Robert Rosselini.
Some people only know his as half the act of Sonny and Cher. He was a multi talented man, who wrote music and produced their career. He also with Cher was in charge of their movie. He later went on to become a congressman in California. He died tragically in a skiing accident. Learn more about the man behind the music and in congress. (Biography)
Brady Bunch, The
With stars: Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Robbie Rist. (A & E)
Beauty and movie star of the 1930s, she suffered from alcoholism, run in with police and depression. She was hospitalized and underwent drastic treatments which may have caused more problems than good. In 1982, Jessica Lange starred in the movie Frances about her life and talks openly about her portrayal of Frances along with psychiatric expert Dr. Jonathan Myers. (A & E)
From Charlie’s Angels and her pin-up days, with her marriage to and break-up with actor Ryan O’Neal. She posed as a Playboy centerfold model at 50 through her boyfriend beating her up. Find out more about this Texas beauty and 70s sex-symbol. (A& E)
Often called the King of Hollywood, he starred in many of the top movies made, such as: It Happened One Night and Gone with the Wind. Married 3 times and fathered a child with Loretta Young, the love of his life was actress Carole Lombard . (Biography)
In this two-hour look at one of the original Gumm Sisters, Judy became one of the most loved young starlets. In roles such as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, to her pairings with Mickey Rooney. Her voice and fresh face captured the hearts of millions. She married three times, first to band leader David Rose director Vincente Minnelli and had daughter Liza Minnelli. She later married producer Sydney Luft and had two children, Lorna Luft (actress) and Joey Luft (filmgraphy). Judy battled with alcoholism, drug abuse and several suicide attempts. (Biography)
The beautiful and sultry Italian actress and international sex-symbol of the 60s, she took Hollywood and the world by storm. Winner of an Oscar for Two Women. She was Walter Matthau’s love in Grumpier Old Men. She was married to director Carlo Ponti two times (the first was annulled to save him bigamy charges) . She had the honor of being one of eight women to carry the Olympic flag in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. (Biography)
In this two-hour look at the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli she has tried to follow in her mothers footsteps in acting and singing. Unfortunately, her life has also been plagued by several of her mother’s demons, such as drug and alcohol abuse. She has been through tragic marriages and this show was the first interview since her divorce from David Gest. (Biography)
From crooner to stand-up with Jerry Lewis and their classic comedies, to Rat Pack member with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.
Star of the TV series Superman It was rumored that he hated his role as Superman, because of type-casting and the inability of new roles and in 1959, he died from a gunshot to the head, while a party was going on downstairs. Police ruled it a suicide. Some believe it was murder, by either one of his girlfriends or the husband of one of the girlfriends. A new movie Hollywoodland starring Ben Affleck, Adrien Brody, Diane Lane and Bob Hoskins looks at the mystery around the death of George Reeves. (Biography)
From her shocking first role in Pretty Baby, through her modeling for Calvin Klein, to her present day. (A& E)
The british actress and star of such classics of Spartacus, Elmer Gantry and Guys and Dolls. She won an Oscar nomination for her role in Hamlet. She had romances with actor Stewart Granger and director Richard Brooks. She had troubled business dealings with Howard Hughes, and struggled like many in Hollywood with alcohol. Interviews with Shirley Jones and Kirk Douglas. (Biography)
This two hour Biography looks at the classic lady with the violet eyes from her earliest acting roles, through her 8 marriages a couple of to actor Richard Burton, through her additions, brain surgery, and her campaign against AIDS. (Biography)
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