Talking Pictures


Talking Pictures

A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen, using archive footage to tell the story of their lives and careers.


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Joan Fontaine

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Deborah Kerr

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Laurence Olivier

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Paul Newman

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Peter O' Toole

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Maggie Smith

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Jack Lemmon

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Richard Harris

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Debbie Reynolds

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