Burns in April 2016
Kenneth Lauren Burns
July 29, 1953
|Alma mater||Hampshire College|
Amy Stechler (m. 1982–1993)
Julie Deborah Brown (m. 2003)
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). His movies have been nominated for two Academy Awards, and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors.
Burns was born on July 29, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York His ancestors owned slaves, and one was a Confederate soldier. He studied at Hampshire College. Burns was married to Amy Stechler from 1982 until they divorced in 1993. He married Julie Deborah Brown in 2003, and in 2017 they were still marrie..
References[change | change source]
- "Ken Burns Biography (1953-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- "Finding Your Roots: Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns Uncovers Lincoln Connection". Ancestry Blog. 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
- "Ben Affleck Requested His Slave-Owner Ancestor Be Censored From PBS' 'Finding Your Roots'". Hollywood Reporter. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
- 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Ken Burns at Wikimedia Commons
- Florentine Films—Ken Burns's production company
- Ken Burns at AllMovie
- Ken Burns on IMDb
- Ken Burns on PBS
- Ken Burns bibliography
- Ken Burns at Library of Congress Authorities — with 54 catalog records