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A&E preps Farrah Fawcett, JFK Jr. “Biography” docs

A&E Network is set to premiere two new titles in its ‘Biography’ strand in July, commemorating the untimely deaths of Hollywood icon and Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett and Kennedy ...
May 22, 2019

A&E Network is set to premiere two new titles in its ‘Biography’ strand in July, commemorating the untimely deaths of Hollywood icon and Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett and Kennedy heir  John F. Kennedy Jr.

Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever celebrates the actress’ life 10 years after her death on June 25, 2009. The film will follow her rise to fame in the ’70s as a pop icon and sex symbol, her later work as a sculptor, and her eventual battle with cancer. Featured interviews include Alana Stewart, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne de Passe, Robert Duvall, Sherry Lansing and Cicely Tyson, and the film includes never-before-seen family photographs and footage of Fawcett’s art project with sculptor Keith Edmier.

Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever is produced for A&E by A+E Originals. Executive producers from A+E Originals are Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Mary Wharton. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.

It premieres July 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

Meanwhile, Biography: JFK Jr. – The Final Year explores the last year of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life before his death in a plane crash on July 16, 1999.

The two-hour special is inspired by Steven M. Gillon’s upcoming book America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. and explores Kennedy’s life, career at the magazine George, marriage and political aspirations.

The portrait of the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis features interviews with President Bill Clinton, former George publisher David Pecker, friend Gary Ginsberg, former assistant and close friend RoseMarie Terenzio, childhood friend Sasha Chermayeff, as well as never-before-seen footage and the recollections of Kennedy’s closest friend and cousin Anthony Radziwill’s widow, Carole Radziwill.

Biography: JFK Jr. – The Final Year is produced for A&E by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. Executive producers from Left/Right are Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman and John Marks. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.

It premieres July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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