Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.

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Discover insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Two Things That Gave Carl Reiner the Most Pleasure in Life

Comic legend Carl Reiner describes the two things that gave him the most pleasure in life.

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She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.

Tye Leung Schulze was the first Chinese American woman to vote in a U.S. election.

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This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

Williamina Fleming went from doing domestic work to becoming a trailblazing astronomer.

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She was an American Cinema Pioneer

Lois Weber was an early film pioneer and one of the first directors to own a film studio.

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