Friday, June 22, 2012


PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

This 2004 American Masters profile uses old TV and film footage and vintage recordings – of interviews as well as vocal performances – to allow the famous movie and recording star to tell her own story, largely in her own words. The excuse for this repeat is that today, June 22, is the anniversary of her death, at age 47 in 1969. But no excuse is necessary. It’s worth watching, and hearing, regardless. Check local listings

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