Entertainers

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

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How It Feels To Be Free

The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.

How It Feels To Be Free

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Mae West: Dirty Blonde

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

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Mae West: Dirty Blonde

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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.

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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

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

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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

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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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Meet Gladys Bentley, drag king of the Harlem Renaissance

Gladys Bentley was a musician and drag king who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.

Meet Gladys Bentley, drag king of the Harlem Renaissance