The Civil War 33 years old

The Civil War

A comprehensive and definitive history of the American Civil War.

Credits

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

Frederick Douglass

Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons

Various

Jason Robards
Jason Robards

Ulysses S. Grant

Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston

Abraham Lincoln

Julie Harris
Julie Harris

Mary Chestnut

Cast

Name Character
Laurence Fishburne He was 29 , now 62 years old as Various
Morgan Freeman He was 53 , now 87 years old as Frederick Douglass
Jeremy Irons He was 42 , now 75 years old as Various
Jason Robards He was 68 , 78 years old when he died as Ulysses S. Grant
Sam Waterston He was 49 , now 83 years old as Abraham Lincoln
Julie Harris She was 64 , 87 years old when she died as Mary Chestnut
Derek Jacobi He was 51 , now 85 years old as Various
Colleen Dewhurst She was 66 , 67 years old when she died as Various
Horton Foote He was 74 , 92 years old when he died as Jefferson Davis
Hoyt Axton He was 52 , 61 years old when he died as Various
Arthur Miller He was 74 , 89 years old when he died as William Tecumseh Sherman
George Plimpton He was 63 , 76 years old when he died as George Templeton Strong
David McCullough He was 57 , now 91 years old
Paul Roebling He was 56 , 60 years old when he died
Garrison Keillor He was 48 , now 81 years old as Walt Whitman
Philip Bosco He was 59 , 88 years old when he died as Horace Greeley
George Black He was 265 , 75 years old when he died as Robert E. Lee

Crew

Name Job title
Ken Burns Crew He was 37 , now 70 years old Cinematography
Ken Burns Directing He was 37 , now 70 years old Director
Ken Burns Production He was 37 , now 70 years old Producer
Ken Burns Production He was 37 , now 70 years old Executive Producer
Ken Burns Writing He was 37 , now 70 years old Writer
Stephen Ives Production Producer
Geoffrey C. Ward Writing He was 49 , now 83 years old Writer
Jay Ungar Sound He was 43 , now 77 years old Original Music Composer
Paul Barnes Editing He was 22 , 15 years old when he died Editor
The Civil War poster
The Civil War (33 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1990-09-23
  • Runtime: [76] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 9