The BEST Episodes of Biography
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.
#1 - Married with Children
Season 2010 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2010
A look at the over-the-top and controversial sitcom about a dysfunctional Chicago family that lasted 11 seasons on TV. The crude antics of the family's disgruntled father Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill), his tacky wife Peg (Katey Sagal), his ditzy daughter Kelly (Christina Applegate), and girl-chasing son Bud (David Faustino) delighted some viewers and offended others. The show was a huge departure from the picture-perfect families viewers often saw on television, but even as it ruffled feathers, the show represented a more realistic picture of the everyday problems that Americans were dealing with in the late 80s and 90s.
#2 - Nicholas & Alexandra
Season 1998 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 11, 1998
For almost a century their fabled dynasty and tragic fate has been enveloped in myth and surrounded by mystery. Now, with the opening of the former Soviet Union, the true story of Nicholas and Alexandra can be told. This groundbreaking production, filmed on location throughout the former Soviet Union and Europe, presents a treasure trove of information and documents that have been kept secret for decades. Intimate diaries, letters and personal effects from the once-sealed imperial archives tell the astonishing story of the Romanovs' reign. Chilling eyewitness accounts, testimony from executioners, and a somber exhumation finally put to rest the enigma of their dynasty's horrifying end. Stunning, fact-filled and grand, this is the ultimate chronicle of a romance that changed the world.
#3 - Sitting Bull: Chief of The Lakota Nation
Season 1995 - Episode 60 - Aired Dec 10, 1995
5th of May, 1877 - Nearly a year after he won the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull led his people into The Grandmother's Country (Canada, so-named out of respect for Queen Victoria - Grandmothers were much-revered) to try to find some relief from the U.S. Army. Here he and his people lived in peace for four years. His younger warriors started making trouble with the neighboring tribes, however, and the Canadian government asked Sitting Bull to return to the U.S. Sitting Bull engineered the victory at 'Custer's Last Stand'. Sitting Bull was a brilliant tactician, a Lakota Visionary, able to spur his warriors to victory even after defeat. It was for this talent that the U.S. Army feared him most. He saw the victory at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, so his warriors knew they were going to be victorious. Unfortunately they did not heed the second part of his prophecy, to not take any of the white man's property as spoils of war. Sitting Bull never signed a "peace treaty." A meadowlark told him of his death by Lakota People. This is a comprehensive look at the life of the Great Lakotoa Chief, one of the last Great Leaders of the Indian Resistance Movement - a look at the life of a great man who still inspires The People today.
#4 - William Shatner
Season 1998 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 1998
#5 - Janis Joplin
Season 2000 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2000
Portrait of the 1960s queen of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll who died of a drug overdose at age 27, just two years after her first album went gold. Here is the truth about Joplin's wild living, her years of drinking, touring, and hard work, and her search for love, fame, and the perfect voice.
#6 - Bea Arthur
Season 2006 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 2006
Biography remembers the actress and comedienne with the heart of gold in this 6 part special.
#7 - Crazy Horse: The Last Warrior
Season 1995 - Episode 35 - Aired Jun 30, 1995
#8 - Jayne Mansfield
Season 2004 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 9, 2004
An overview of Jayne Mansfield's life and tragic death.
#9 - Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act
Season 1998 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1998
#10 - John Ritter: In Good Company
Season 2002 - Episode 37 - Aired Oct 30, 2002
#11 - Ben Vereen: The Hard Way
Season 2000 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 10, 2000
#12 - Leonardo DiCaprio
Season 2010 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 26, 2010
#13 - Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By
Season 1998 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 23, 1998
#14 - Saturday Night Live
Season 2002 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 22, 2002
#15 - Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis: In A Class Of Her Own
Season 1995 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 1995
As First Lady, she won the hearts of the American people with her beauty, style, and grace. As a young widow, she became the object of the nation's fascination. In this intimate account, Biography explores Jackie's life from that terrible day in Dallas until the time of her own death in 1994. Here is the story of this enigmatic woman and inspirational icon who, despite unwavering calls for privacy throughout her life, was forever destined to live in the blinding glare of the media spotlight.
#16 - Princess Diana
Season 2001 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2001
#17 - Martin Lawrence: Comic Trip
Season 2002 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 6, 2002
#18 - Dwight D. Eisenhower: Supreme Commander-in-Chief
Season 2004 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 6, 2004
#19 - Carolyn Jones: Morticia and More
Season 2002 - Episode 5 - Aired May 9, 2002
#20 - Kim Fields: A Little Somethin' Somethin'
Season 2001 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2001
#21 - Huey Long: The Kingfish
Season 1995 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 13, 1995
#22 - Seeing Double
Season 1997 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 10, 1997
#23 - Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain
Season 1997 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 1997
Horror legend Vincent Price is profiled.
#24 - Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
Season 1994 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 17, 1994
An account of the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood's most famous and glamorous movie stars. Her sad and difficult childhood is recounted, including her mother's breakdown and her life with unsympathetic foster parents. After being "discovered" by Hollywood, Monroe endured many insecurities and problems that came along with a world that called her a "goddess", but saw her as a sex object. Although her movie roles reveal a sense of humor, warmth, and talent, her life continued-with three failed marriages, addiction to drugs and alcohol, and a tragic, controversial death. Interviews with actress Sheree North, Gloria Steinem, Donald Spoto and Monroe's first husband offer information and reflections.