Get to know some of the most fascinating people of all time with BIOGRAPHY. From actors to activists, from scientists to Supreme Court justices, each episode examines its topic in depth. Commentary by those close to the subject—friends, family members, associates, historians, or other experts—help create a vivid, historically accurate portrait.
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Series Fun Facts
- The only A&E Biography to have a "reversed title". Most titles have the subjects name first such as "Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow". Here, the syntax of "Eclipsed by Death: The Life of…
[show]The only A&E Biography to have a "reversed title". Most titles have the subjects name first such as "Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow". Here, the syntax of "Eclipsed by Death: The Life of River Phoenix" is, itself, a comment on the subject.
- Goof (miscellaneous): Though the narrator is a male, actress Celeste Holm is credited as the narrator and host in the closing credits.
- Goof (factual errors): The narration describes La cabalgata del circo (1945) as "one of Eva's first films," but it was in fact her final film.