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The Noel Coward Story (#2409)

Sir John Gielgud, Sir John Mills, Elaine Stritch and Lynn Redgrave are among the colleagues and confidantes who introduce viewers to the personality behind the capricious public image of renowned playwright, cabaret composer and actor Noel Coward. From his image as a 1920s "enfant terrible" through his wartime career, his contacts with the royal family, and his emigration from Britain, this performance profile offers an intimate look at the legendary wit that produced such plays as "Private Lives" and "Blithe Spirit," and explores Coward's evolution into one of the most internationally famous entertainers of this century. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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The Arts
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263 episodes
Average Episode Length
97 minutes
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