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  • 1987
  • 8.1  (91)

Biography is a television series that aired on the Biography Channel from 1961 to 1964. The show had a unique format that focused on a single biography per episode. Each episode featured a different person, ranging from notable figures in history to celebrities from the world of entertainment.

The show was hosted by a rotating cast of talented hosts, including Fred Melamed, Harry Smith, Jack Perkins, Joan Lunden, and Peter Graves. These hosts were all respected journalists and broadcasters in their own right, and they brought a level of professionalism and expertise to the show that made it stand out from other programs of its kind.

Despite being produced over 50 years ago, Biography has held up remarkably well. The show's production values were high for the time, and the quality of the storytelling was top-notch. Each episode was carefully researched and presented in a way that was both informative and engaging.

One of the things that set Biography apart from other shows was the way in which it delved into the personal lives of the people it profiled. Rather than simply presenting a series of facts and figures, the show explored the motivations, aspirations, and personal relationships of its subjects.

The show covered a wide range of people from all walks of life. Some of the most notable episodes focused on figures like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. However, Biography also devoted episodes to less well-known figures, such as inventors, scientists, and explorers.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the show was its ability to present its subjects in a way that humanized them. Rather than just portraying them as larger-than-life figures, the show revealed the flaws and vulnerabilities of even the most celebrated figures. This allowed viewers to connect with the people they were learning about on a deeper level.

Overall, Biography was a groundbreaking show that set the standard for biographical programming. Its combination of insightful journalism, high production values, and engaging storytelling made it a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about the people who have shaped our world. While the show may have only aired for a few years, its impact can still be felt today. It remains a valuable resource for anyone who wants to explore the lives and legacies of some of history's most influential figures.

Biography is a series that is currently running and has 2021 seasons (432 episodes). The series first aired on February 2, 1987.

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8. Bret "Hitman" Hart
June 6, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: Bret ‘Hitman' Hart." Directed by George Roy ("The Curse of the Bambino," "Mayweather," HBO "Mantle"), the film tells the story of Bret Hart, one of the greatest technical athletes in WWE history, earning him nicknames "The Hit Man" and "The Excellence of Execution." Throughout his storied career, the five-time WWE title holder famously defeated "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and Yokozuna, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
Mick Foley
7. Mick Foley
May 30, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: Mick Foley." Directed by Thomas Odelfelt (24/7 "Mayweather-Marquez," HBO "Courtside At The NBA Finals") and Executive Produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir ("The Last Dance," "Andre The Giant"), the film follows the unique, multifaceted career of Mick Foley, a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee better known as "Mankind." A fan favorite during WWE's "Attitude Era," Foley shocked audiences in 1998 during a career defining match as he was thrown off the top of the Hell in a Cell by Undertaker.
Ultimate Warrior
6. Ultimate Warrior
May 23, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: Ultimate Warrior." Directed by Daniel Amigone ("Chain of Command," "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth") and Executive Produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir ("The Last Dance," "Andre The Giant"), the film shares the story of Ultimate Warrior, a WWE Hall of Famer who inspired an entire generation of fans living by his mantra of "always believe." With his colorful face paint and equally colorful interviews, Ultimate Warrior is perhaps best remembered for defeating Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become both the WWE Champion and the Intercontinental Champion.
Shawn Michaels
5. Shawn Michaels
May 16, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: Shawn Michaels." Directed by Joe Lavine (ESPN 30 for 30 "Playing for the Mob," HBO "Namath"), the film chronicles the wild life of one of WWE's greatest performers and most enduring villains. After drug addiction nearly cost him his life, Shawn Michaels, aka "The Heartbreak Kid," made one of the most improbable late-career comebacks in WWE history. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
Booker T
4. Booker T
May 9, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: Booker T." Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner George Roy ("The Curse of the Bambino", "Mayweather"), the film showcases one of the greatest Superstars in sports entertainment history. Booker T is an 11-time WCW Tag Team Champion, a six-time World Champion, winner of the 2006 King of the Ring Tournament, and a two-time (2013 and 2019) inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. In addition to his Hall of Fame career in the ring, Booker T also went on to become a color commentator for WWE's weekly programming.
3. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
May 2, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: ‘Macho Man' Randy Savage." Produced by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman ("Cocaine Cowboys," "Screwball," ESPN 30 for 30 "The U"), the film tells the larger-than-life story of one of the most colorful and charismatic Superstars to ever step foot inside the ring. With two WWE Championships, four WCW® World Championships and a 14-month reign as Intercontinental Champion, Savage became known for his famous catchphrases, larger-than-life personality and the enormous, flashy robes he wore into the ring.
2. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
April 25, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents "Biography: ‘Rowdy' Roddy Piper." Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Joe Lavine (ESPN 30 for 30 "Playing for the Mob," HBO "Namath") the film focuses on "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who is universally considered one of WWE's greatest villains. During his Hall of Fame career, he played the role of the antagonist against a who's who of WWE greats, while amassing more than 30 championships.
1. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
April 18, 2021
Biography: WWE Legends presents Biography: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Directed by Jake Rogal and Executive Produced by Jason Hehir ("The Last Dance," "Andre The Giant"), the film traces the story of the man who became WWE's biggest star in the 90s. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's authentic, fiery personality epitomized WWE's "Attitude Era" and transformed him into a pop culture icon. After nearly being paralyzed by a neck injury, Austin made one of the greatest comebacks in WWE history. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
Where to Watch Biography
Biography is available for streaming on the Biography Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Biography on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, History Vault and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    February 2, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (91)