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Film & Television Studies Subject Guide

Biographies

New Biographical Dictionary of Film / REF PN 1998.2 .T49 2010
Quirky - and often entertaining - substantive entries that provide insights not always found in general biographical resources.

Variety Obituaries (15 volumes) / REF PN 1583 .V35 [1905-1994]

World Film Directors (2 volumes) / REF PN 1998.2 .W67 1987
v. 1. 1890-1945. v. 2. 1945-1985.

Additional Biography Sources

Full-length Biographies

Use the Classic Library Catalog - Quick Search to find full-length biographies. Perform a subject search.

  • Select "Subject Heading" from the pull-down menu next to the search box
  • For an individual actor or director, type the name of the person - last name first name (e.g. welles orson). Look at the books listed under the main subject heading (e.g. welles orson) or the subheading "biography"

For books that contain biographical information on more than one person, use the following subject headings: "motion picture actors and actresses biography," "television actors and actresses," "television personalities," "actors," "actresses."