A poignant profile of Natalie Wood is the subject of Arts and Entertainment's "Biography: Starring Natalie Wood," Tuesday at 8.
Her 36-year acting career, from a child of 7 in "Miracle on 34th Street" to her tragic death in 1981 at age 43, is traced by narrator George Segal with interviews from close friends, including Elizabeth Taylor, Dyan Cannon and Roddy McDowell.
The 60-minute program also contains clips from her roles in "West Side Story," "Love With a Perfect Stranger," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Splendor in the Grass."
Monday on TNT at 8 p.m. A restored version of Eric Von Stroheim's 1924 silent masterpiece "Greed" makes its national television premiere, featuring a full symphonic soundtrack composed by Carl Davis and an introduction by film archivist Kevin Brownlow. While it was hailed as a masterpiece by some, others unaccustomed to sagas of avarice, alcoholism and murder called it a "vile epic of the sewer." It took a year and a number of MGM people to edit Von Stroheim's original 42-reeler (7 1/2 hours) down to 10 reels and two hours when it was finally released in 1925.
Tuesday on Lifetime at 8 p.m. the world premiere of "Memories of Murder," featuring two strong female leads, Nancy Allen, an amnesia victim, and Vanity, a vengeful and malevolent woman. The movie was produced by the Houston Lady Company in association with Viacom Production for Lifetime, the cable channel that claims a "wide-ranging appeal for our audience of women."
Repeats Friday at 8, Saturday at 5, Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9 and Monday, Aug. 13, at 9.
Thursday on The Nashville Network at 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter Waylon Jennings says, "I think everybody secretly dreams of being a cowboy, no matter where they're from." No wonder he's the host of a one-hour musical documentary, "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys."
Saturday on Showtime at 10 p.m. Frequent Johnny Carson guest Jeff Cesario takes a look at life's eccentricities with a plea for common sense in the half-hour comedy special, "Jeff Cesario: Back to Reality." The show was taped before a sellout crowd at the World Theater in St. Paul, Minn.
Saturday on HBO at 10:30 p.m. The HBO Comedy Hour wheels out popular young star Bob Saget in his first HBO special, "Bob Saget -- In the Dream State."