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Edward Albee
Edward Albee

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Biography | Profile | Interview
Stephen Ambrose
Stephen Ambrose

Biographer and Historian

Biography | Profile | Interview
Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Legend of Stage and Screen

Biography | Profile | Interview

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Poet and Historian

Biography | Profile | Interview
J. Carter Brown
J. Carter Brown

Director Emeritus
National Gallery of Art


Biography | Profile | Interview
James Cameron
James Cameron

Master Filmmaker

Biography | Profile | Interview

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash

Country Music Legend

Biography | Profile | Interview
Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly

Master Glass Artist

Biography | Profile | Interview
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy

Best-Selling Author

Biography | Profile | Interview

Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola

Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Biography | Profile | Interview
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter

Biography | Profile | Interview
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland

Legendary Leading Lady

Biography | Profile | Interview

Joan Didion
Joan Didion

National Book Award

Biography | Profile | Interview
David Herbert Donald
David Herbert Donald

Two Pulitzer Prizes for Biography

Biography | Profile | Interview
Rita Dove
Rita Dove

Former Poet Laureate of the United States

Biography | Profile | Interview

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

Humorist, Novelist, Screenwriter and Director

Biography | Profile | Interview
Suzanne Farrell
Suzanne Farrell

Ballerina Extraordinaire

Biography | Profile | Interview
Sally Field
Sally Field

Two Oscars for Best Actress

Biography | Profile | Interview

Shelby Foote
Shelby Foote

Novelist and Historian

Biography | Profile | Interview
Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes

Author, Scholar & Diplomat

Biography | Profile | Interview
Ernest Gaines
Ernest Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

Biography | Profile | Interview

Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry

Award-Winning Architect

Biography | Profile | Interview
Vince Gill
Vince Gill

Country Music Hall of Fame

Biography | Profile | Interview
Louise Glück
Louise Glück

Former Poet Laureate of the United States

Biography | Profile | Interview

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Actress and Activist

Biography | Profile | Interview
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize for History

Biography | Profile | Interview
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

Nobel Prize in Literature

Biography | Profile | Interview

John Grisham
John Grisham

Best-Selling Author

Biography | Profile | Interview
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill

Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer

Biography | Profile | Interview
Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan's Tumultuous History

Biography | Profile | Interview

Ron Howard
Ron Howard

Oscar for Best Director

Biography | Profile | Interview
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons

Award-winning Stage and Screen Actor

Biography | Profile | Interview
John Irving
John Irving

National Book Award

Biography | Profile | Interview

Sir Peter Jackson
Sir Peter Jackson

Oscar for Best Director

Biography | Profile | Interview
Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson

Dean of American Architects

Biography | Profile | Interview
Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones

Animation Pioneer

Biography | Profile | Interview

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones

National Medal of Arts

Biography | Profile | Interview
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones

Music Impresario

Biography | Profile | Interview
Naomi Judd
Naomi Judd

Country Music Artist and Social Advocate

Biography | Profile | Interview

B.B. King
B.B. King

King of the Blues

Biography | Profile | Interview
Maya Lin
Maya Lin

Artist and Architect

Biography | Profile | Interview
Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer

Two Pulitzer Prizes

Biography | Profile | Interview

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Pulitzer Prize for Music

Biography | Profile | Interview
Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis

Grammy Hall of Fame

Biography | Profile | Interview
Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt

Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Biography | Profile | Interview

David McCullough
David McCullough

Two Pulitzer Prizes for Biography

Biography | Profile | Interview
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald

Five Tony Awards

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W.S. Merwin
W.S. Merwin

Two Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry

Biography | Profile | Interview

James Michener
James Michener

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist

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Scott Momaday
Scott Momaday

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Biography | Profile | Interview
Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman

Legendary Opera Soprano

Biography | Profile | Interview

Sir Trevor Nunn
Sir Trevor Nunn

Theatrical Director

Biography | Profile | Interview
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates

National Book Award

Biography | Profile | Interview
Suzan-Lori Parks
Suzan-Lori Parks

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Biography | Profile | Interview

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Oscar for Best Actor

Biography | Profile | Interview
Harold Prince
Harold Prince

Broadway Producer and Director

Biography | Profile | Interview
Lloyd Richards
Lloyd Richards

Tony Award-Winning Director

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Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins

Greatest Living Jazz Soloist

Biography | Profile | Interview
James Rosenquist
James Rosenquist

Pop Art Master

Biography | Profile | Interview
Fritz Scholder
Fritz Scholder

Native American Artist

Biography | Profile | Interview

Carol Shields
Carol Shields

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim

Award-winning Composer and Lyricist

Biography | Profile | Interview
Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Nobel Prize for Literature

Biography | Profile | Interview

Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank

Two Oscars for Best Actress

Biography | Profile | Interview
Amy Tan
Amy Tan

Best-Selling Novelist

Biography | Profile | Interview
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor

Theater, Opera and Film Director

Biography | Profile | Interview

Kiri Te Kanawa
Kiri Te Kanawa

Beloved Opera Singer

Biography | Profile | Interview
Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp

Dancer and Choreographer

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Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud

Painter and Teacher

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John Updike
John Updike

Two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

Biography | Profile | Interview
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal

National Book Award

Biography | Profile | Interview
Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe

America's Master Novelist

Biography | Profile | Interview

Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis

Motion Picture Production

Biography | Profile | Interview