Ken Burns

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Ken Burns

Burns in September 2007
Born Kenneth Lauren Burns
July 29, 1953 (1953-07-29) (age 60)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Hampshire College
Years active 1981–present
Influenced by Shelby Foote, Errol Morris[1]
Spouse Amy Stechler (m. 1982–1993) «start: (1982)–end+1: (1994)»"Marriage: Amy Stechler to Ken Burns" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns)
Julie Deborah Brown (m. 2003–present) «start: (2003)»"Marriage: Julie Deborah Brown to Ken Burns" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns)

Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns[2] (born July 29, 1953)[2] 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.[2]

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' documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors.[2]

Burns was born on July 29, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.[2] He studied at Hampshire College.[2] Burns was married to Amy Stechler from 1982 until they divorced in 1993.[2] Then he was married to Julie Deborah Brown since 2003.[2]

Burns said that he is influenced by Shelby Foote and Errol Morris.[1]

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