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John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature 

John James Audubon is best known for The Birds of America, a book of 435 images, portraits of every bird then known in the United States - painted and reproduced in the size of life. Its ... See full summary »

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Lawrence R. Hott (as Lawrence Hott)

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Ken Chowder

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Episode credited cast:
Ellen Adair ... Lucy Audubon
Donald Boarman Donald Boarman ... Himself
Ed Byrnes Ed Byrnes ... Samuel Bowen
Walton Ford Walton Ford ... Himself
Ella Foshay Ella Foshay ... Herself
Alan Gehret Alan Gehret ... Himself
Joe Goddu Joe Goddu ... Himself
Sophie Hayden Sophie Hayden ... Lucy Audubon (voice)
Christoph Irmscher Christoph Irmscher ... Himself
Roberta J.M. Olson Roberta J.M. Olson ... Herself
Robert Peck Robert Peck ... Himself
Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes ... Himself
Nate Rice Nate Rice ... Himself
Sebastian Roché ... John James Audubon (voice)
William Souder William Souder ... Himself
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John James Audubon is best known for The Birds of America, a book of 435 images, portraits of every bird then known in the United States - painted and reproduced in the size of life. Its creation cost Audubon eighteen years of monumental effort in finding the birds, making the book, and selling it to subscribers. Audubon also wrote thousands of pages about birds (Ornithological Biography); he'd completed half of a collection of paintings of mammals (The Viviparous Quadrapeds of North America) when his eyesight failed in 1846. His story is a dramatic and surprising one. Audubon was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive, and even in his own time he came to exemplify America - the place of wilderness and wild things. Written by Enzedder

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25 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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