Intimate Portrait (1999)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Sarah Welsh

Tony Award winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Jane Alexander is profiled in this biography from Lifetime. After a privileged upbringing in Massachusetts, the budding actress briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College until her sophomore roommate's life was cut tragically short. Alexander sought refuge in the theater program at the University of Edinburgh, and upon returning to New York she began to slowly build a successful career out of playing strong women in risky, politically serious films and plays. From marriages both unsuccessful and successful to her 1993 appointment as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Intimate Portrait uncovers the real stories behind a very public life. Narrated by Marsha Mason, the program features interviews with James Earl Jones, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wendy Wasserstein, Alexander's husband Ed Sherin and son Jace Alexander, and Tina Howe.

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actor, film, stage, theater