Entertainers

American Masters has profiled some of the country's greatest actors, comedians, producers, and filmmakers.

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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

Mel Brooks: The 2000 Year Old Man.

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

The first documentary about the legend behind much of the bold television of the '70s.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Learn about Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

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This Is Bob Hope...

Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his archives. Director's cut.

This Is Bob Hope...

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

This film explores how Lamarr’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The first major film documentary of the life and art of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

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Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Explore a versatile Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage & screen shook the world.

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

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Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking entertainer Mae West.

Mae West: Dirty Blonde