Burns in September 2007
|Born||Kenneth Lauren Burns
July 29, 1953
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hampshire College|
|Influenced by||Shelby Foote, Errol Morris|
|Spouse||Amy Stechler (m. 1982–1993)
Julie Deborah Brown (m. 2003–present)
Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary movies. He is known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. Burns is also a historian and writer.
His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011) and The Central Park Five (2012)
Burns was born on July 29, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He studied at Hampshire College. Burns was married to Amy Stechler from 1982 until they divorced in 1993. Then he was married to Julie Deborah Brown since 2003.
References[change | edit source]
- Bragg, Meredith; Gillespie, Nick (October 3, 2011). "Ken Burns on PBS Funding, Being a 'Yellow-Dog Democrat,' & Missing Walter Cronkite". Reason. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. http://reason.com/blog/2011/10/03/ken-burns-on-pbs-funding-being.
- "Ken Burns Biography (1953-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/76/Ken-Burns.html. Retrieved 2011-08-19.