Friday, October 19, 2007

Ken Burns biography

Ken Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on 29 July 1953. He is known for his historical documentaries. He researches and uses historical photographs and documents to propel the stories within his films.

Burns is the founder of Florentine Films. His titles include executive producer, director, writer, chief cinematographer and music director in addition to his research.

The New York Times proclaimed Ken Burns as "the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation."

Burns has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.

He produced and directed the Academy Award-nominated "Brooklyn Bridge." His most noted productions include "The Civil War" (1990), "Baseball" (1994), "Jazz" (2001) and "The War" (2007).

Other award-winning films include:   "The Shakers: Hands to Work"; "Hearts to God; The Statue of Liberty" (also nominated for an Oscar); "Huey Long"; "The Congress: The History and Promise of Representative Government"; "Thomas Hart Benton"; and "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio."

His work can be seen at

He's married to Julie Deborah Brown, executive director of Room to Grow (an organization which supports babies born into poverty), and resides in Walpole, N.H.

Please see the video interviews.

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