Ric Burns Biography (1955-)

Born c. 1955; son of Robert Kyle (an anthropology professor) and Lyla (a homemaker; maiden name, Tupper) Burns; brother of Ken Burns (a documentary filmmaker). Career: Producer, director, and writer. Awards, Honors: Christopher Award, best film script, 1987, for The Statue of Liberty; Emmy Awards, outstanding informational series and outstanding individual achievement--informational programming, 1991, both for The Civil War. Addresses: Contact: Steeplechase Films, 2095 Broadway, Room 503, New York,NY 10023.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, writer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • Specials
  • The Civil War(documentary), PBS, 1990
  • And director, Coney Island(documentary), PBS, 1991
  • And director, The Donner Party(documentary), PBS, 1992
  • And director and executive producer, The Way West(documentary), PBS, 1995
  • And director and executive producer, New York: A Documentary Film(documentary), PBS, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Media Matters, PBS, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • (With others) The Statue of Liberty(documentary), PBS, 1985
  • (With Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward) The Civil War(documentary),1990
  • The Donner Party(documentary), PBS, 1992
  • (With L. Ades) The Way West(documentary), PBS, 1995
  • (With L. Ades) New York(documentary), PBS, 1998
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward) The Civil War: An Illustrated History, Knopf, 1990

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