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22 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Anthony Quinn
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting…
Episode 2 Audrey Hepburn Remembered
Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she spoke for…
Episode 3 Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Born November 2, 1913, Burton Stephen Lancaster, later "Burt Lancaster" was one of five…
Episode 4 Cary Grant: The Leading Man
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength…
Episode 5 Charlton Heston: For All Seasons
He has been king and slave, hero and villain, renowned throughout the movie-going world for the heroic figures he played during his early years in Hollywood: Moses, Ben-Hur, El Cid…
Episode 6 Gary Cooper The Face of A Hero
Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Cooper's horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies. And he never lost his love of the…
Episode 7 Grace Kelly: The American Princess
She came from a wealthy and competitive Philadelphia family, but the life of well-brought up society held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty. She left for New York City and…
Episode 8 Gregory Peck: His Own Man
One of Hollywood's most enduring and popular stars draws on his memories to tell the amusing and touching story of how it was when the studios ruled supreme, and a…
Episode 9 Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable persona which was so…
Episode 10 Jack Lemmon: America’s Everyman
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III, was born on February 8, 1925. An only child, he was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and was that rarity among Hollywood stars, a man with…
Episode 11 Joan Crawford Always the Star
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom by guts, determination and hard work. During her fifty-year career, she made over eighty films.…
Episode 12 Marilyn Monroe Beyond the Legend
Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled…
Episode 13 Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold
Narrated with gentle self-deprecating humor and honesty by the star himself, this Special features clips from such films as Educating Rita, The Man Who Would Be King, Alfie, California Suite,…
Episode 14 Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
This entertainment special looks at the life and career of one of Hollywood's consummate leading men, narrated with good humor by Mitch himself.His father was half Blackfoot Indian and was…
Episode 15 Roger Moore: A Matter of Class
Roger Moore, one of the most popular of actors, has travelled far... from working-class South London to the Riviera's glamorous St. Paul de Vence, from another contract player to The…
Episode 16 Shirley MacLaine Kicking Up Her Heels
Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the fantasy world of show-biz. Her ballet…
Episode 17 Shirley Temple Americas Little Darling
There never was a star quite like her. Adored by adults and children alike, at four she already led at the Box Office - ahead of Gable and Cooper. Her…
Episode 18 Steve McQueen: Man of The Edge
Abandoned by his father, he was a reform school kid with nothing going for him and a giant chip on his shoulder. He joined the Marines, but never stayed far…
Episode 19 The Story of Lassie
For 50 years, she has represented all that is good about the enduring bonds between human beings and their dogs.She first leaped to stardom in the 1943 MGM film, Lassie…
Episode 20 Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough
Walter Matthau was barely three when his father deserted the family. Poverty and New York street smarts produced a self-deprecating humor that never left. The G.I. Bill let him study…
Episode 21 William Holden The Golden Boy
It was said of him that in more than seventy films, he never once gave a bad performance. He was a charming and unconventional man with a "wild streak" and…
Episode 22 Yul Brynner The Man Who Was King
There is only one Yul Brynner. No other actor had his looks, his range of talents, his energy, and his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm.…

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Anthony Quinn
Episode 1 of Hollywood Collection
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille - and who within weeks had married the great director's daughter. After being…
Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach
Episode 3 of Hollywood Collection
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Born November 2, 1913, Burton Stephen Lancaster, later "Burt Lancaster" was one of five children of a New York City postal worker. Burt recalled family life as warm and mutually supportive. At the Union…
Cary Grant: The Leading Man
Episode 4 of Hollywood Collection
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed a complex and often sensitive individual. Cary's painful journey from…
Charlton Heston: For All Seasons
Episode 5 of Hollywood Collection
He has been king and slave, hero and villain, renowned throughout the movie-going world for the heroic figures he played during his early years in Hollywood: Moses, Ben-Hur, El Cid and Michaelangelo. In a wide range of roles, from classical to futuristic, he has shown himself a consummate actor. But…
Gary Cooper The Face of A Hero
Episode 6 of Hollywood Collection
Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Cooper's horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies. And he never lost his love of the great American outdoors. Though he rarely played a villain and was an adept comedian, Cooper is best remembered for his…
Grace Kelly: The American Princess
Episode 7 of Hollywood Collection
She came from a wealthy and competitive Philadelphia family, but the life of well-brought up society held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty. She left for New York City and worked hard as a model, stage actor and TV player. Then she was discovered by Hollywood. In less than four…
Gregory Peck: His Own Man
Episode 8 of Hollywood Collection
One of Hollywood's most enduring and popular stars draws on his memories to tell the amusing and touching story of how it was when the studios ruled supreme, and a shy and inarticulate boy from a broken family could rise to super stardom to become one of the most handsome,…
Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
Episode 9 of Hollywood Collection
Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable persona which was so genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions produced such classics as Casablanca, Gaslight, and Anastasia. But Ingrid's story goes deeper than…
Jack Lemmon: America’s Everyman
Episode 10 of Hollywood Collection
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III, was born on February 8, 1925. An only child, he was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and was that rarity among Hollywood stars, a man with affectionate memories of his parents. Graduating from Harvard, Jack headed for New York City to become a professional actor. A…
Joan Crawford Always the Star
Episode 11 of Hollywood Collection
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom by guts, determination and hard work. During her fifty-year career, she made over eighty films. But her obsessive perfectionism led to the later caricature of coat-hanger-wielding harridan that even the adoration of fans could not…
Marilyn Monroe Beyond the Legend
Episode 12 of Hollywood Collection
Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights few could even dream of, she was one of the loneliest of stars. And yet, in spite of the…
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold
Episode 13 of Hollywood Collection
Narrated with gentle self-deprecating humor and honesty by the star himself, this Special features clips from such films as Educating Rita, The Man Who Would Be King, Alfie, California Suite, Hannah And Her Sisters, Mona Lisa, Sleuth, Deathtrap, Zulu, and The Ipcress File.Born into poverty in London, when he first…