Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century is an American documentary television series hosted and narrated by actor Roy Scheider about the lives of the 50 most fascinating people of the 20th century as chosen by a panel of scholars, historians and editors of magazines published by Time Inc.
The series aired in the USA in 1998. There are 10 hour-long episodes in the series.
The series originally aired in South Africa on SABC3, from 28 March to 30 May 2010, on Sundays at 17h00. It later aired on SABC2. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century premiered on SABC2 on Thursday 21 October 2010, at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
What do Mother Teresa, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ghandi, Jacques Cousteau, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, Pele, Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein have in common?
They figure among the most powerful, provocative and unusual people of the 20th century, which include giants of science, masters of the arts, world leaders, sports legends, movie superstars, music icons and trailblazers of television celebrated in this ambitious series.
The categories are:
Five Giants of Science
Five Masters of the Arts
Five Movie Superstars
Five Music Icons
Five Sports Legends
Five Television Originals
Five Who Changed the World
Five Who Fascinated Us
Five Who Made a Difference
Five World War II Leaders
There is one season consisting of 10 episodes
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Mar 2010 | Finale: 30 May 2010 | Sundays, 17h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 21 Oct 2010 | Finale: 23 Dec 2010 | Thursdays, 22h00