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The Fifties (1997– )

TV Mini-series | Documentary, History

An in depth documentary of all aspects of life in the 1950s.
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Updated Nov 30, 1997

Release date (First episode)
1997 (United States)

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89 cast members
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Edward Herrmann
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David Halberstam
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John Chancellor
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2
Jack Anderson
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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1
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1
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1
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Jules Feiffer
Self - Cartoonist Self - Cartoonist   See fewer
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Frank Gibney
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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1
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1
Pete Hamill
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1
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1
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1
Edward McCabe
Self - Korean War Vet Self - Korean War Vet   See fewer
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1
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George Reedy
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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1
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Carlos Rodriguez
Self - Korean War Vet Self - Korean War Vet   See fewer
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Stuart Samuels
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Robert Serber
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John Service
Self - US Foreign Service, Persecuted by McCarthy Self - US Foreign Service, Persecuted by McCarthy   See fewer
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Mickey Spillane
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Jane Stern
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Edward Teller
Self - Scientist Self - Scientist   See fewer
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Dan Wakefield
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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Cynthia Dale
Grace Metalious Grace Metalious   See fewer
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Alfred Leslie
Self (painter, filmmaker) Self (painter, filmmaker)   See fewer
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Dinah Shore
Self - Blows Kiss (archive footage) Self - Blows Kiss (archive footage)   See fewer
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Fisher Stevens
Jack Kerouac (Readings from On The Road) Jack Kerouac (Readings from On The Road)   See fewer
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Guy Williams
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Sloan Wilson
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Gene Autry
Self (at the microphone) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (at the microphone) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lauren Bacall
Self (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Biddle
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Humphrey Bogart
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John H. Bradley
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Fidel Castro
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Davidson
Self (interviews Grace Metalious) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (interviews Grace Metalious) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fats Domino
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Eckford
Self (attends Little Rock school under guard) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (attends Little Rock school under guard) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Ellington
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Frank Gifford
Self (in razor ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (in razor ad) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dizzy Gillespie
Self (with his band, 1949) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (with his band, 1949) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Harrison
Self (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita Hayworth
Sadie Thompson (archive footage) (uncredited) Sadie Thompson (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Hefner
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Harold L. Ickes
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Danny Kaye
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Grace Kelly
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Alfred Kinsey
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John Howard Lawson
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William D. Leahy
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John Lennon
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Frankie Lymon
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Joseph W. Martin Jr.
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Elaine May
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Paul McCartney
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Grace Metalious
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Prince Rainier of Monaco
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Mike Nichols
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Richard Nixon
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Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
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Charlie Parker
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Alice Pearce
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Gregory Pincus
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Jackson Pollock
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Sam Rayburn
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Carl Reiner
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Syngman Rhee
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Margaret Sanger
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Franklin Sousley
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Ringo Starr
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Edward R. Stettinius Jr.
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Elizabeth Taylor
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J. Parnell Thomas
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Bess Truman
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Margaret Truman
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Fred M. Vinson
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8.5 / 10 | 97 votes