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Ken Burns
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Burns in 2018
Born
Kenneth Lauren Burns

July 29, 1953 (1953-07-29) (age 66)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence Walpole, New Hampshire, U.S.
Alma mater Hampshire College
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1970–present
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Amy Stechler Burns (m. 1982–1993)

Julie Deborah Brown (m. 2003)
Children 4

Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.

Burns' documentaries have earned two Academy Award nominations (each for 1981's Brooklyn Bridge and 1985's Statue Of Liberty) and have won several Emmy Awards, among other honors.

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.

Filmography

  • Brooklyn Bridge (1981)
  • The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God (1984)
  • The Statue of Liberty (1985)
  • Huey Long (1985)
  • The Congress (1988)
  • Thomas Hart Benton (1988)
  • The Civil War (1990)
  • Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)
  • Baseball (1994)
  • Thomas Jefferson (1997)
  • Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, with Lynn Novick (1998)
  • Not For Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1999)
  • Jazz (2001)
  • Mark Twain (2001)
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Burns with the Peabody Award for The Central Park Five 2014
  • Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003)
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)
  • The War (2007)
  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
  • Prohibition (2011)
  • The Dust Bowl (2012)
  • The Central Park Five (2012)
  • Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit (2013)
  • The Address (2014)
  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)
  • Jackie Robinson (2016)
  • Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)
  • The Vietnam War (2017)
  • The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science (2018)

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