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TV The Best Biography TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Biography TV series.

The very best biography shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest biography shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular biography TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining biography show of all time is. Don't let your favorite biography television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of biography television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List is made up of a variety of shows, including Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa and American Playhouse.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best biography show of all time?" and "What are the greatest biography shows?"

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American Masters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
American Masters Julianna Margulies, Laura Linney, William Hurt

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
John Adams Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

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American Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
American Playhouse Christopher Walken, Helen Hunt, Megan Mullally

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The Living Century is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows

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Anne Frank: The Whole Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Lili Taylor

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I Shouldn't Be Alive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
I Shouldn't Be Alive Sebastian Knapp, Eric Meyers, Tom McKay

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This Is Your Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
This Is Your Life Michael Aspel, Eamonn Andrews

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Benjamin Franklin Richard Widmark, Beau Bridges, Eddie Albert

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Cambodia Year Ten is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows

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Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Wagner Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave

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Intimate Portrait is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Intimate Portrait Meredith Vieira

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Fear and Loathing in Gonzovisi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows

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Eleanor and Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Eleanor and Franklin Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Linda Purl

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The Gangster Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
The Gangster Chronicles Madeleine Stowe, Markie Post, Jonathan Banks

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Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Golden Boy Chi McBride, Bonnie Somerville, Kevin Alejandro

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Complaints of a Dutiful Daught... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows

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Amor Sincero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Amor Sincero Marcela Benjumea, Indhira Serrano, Carlos Manuel Vesga

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Mussolini: The Untold Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Mussolini: The Untold Story Robert Downey Jr., Gabriel Byrne, Virginia Madsen

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I Survived...Beyond and Back is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
I Survived...Beyond and Back Lucas Cox, Matthew Dovel

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Oscar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
Oscar Michael Gambon, Norman Rodway, Bryan Murray

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Japanland: A Year in Search of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows

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5th Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Biography TV Shows
5th Republic Lee Deok-hwa