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The Wizard of the Strings

Directed by Peter Friedman
United States, 1985
Documentary, Short, Biography

Synopsis

Profiles Roy Smeck, a former vaudeville star known as “The Wizard of the Strings” because of his virtuoso talents on the guitar, banjo, ukelele and Hawaiian guitar, and who is shown to be still active, in his mid-80s, teaching students and giving occasional public performances.

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The Wizard of the Strings Directed by Peter Friedman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1986 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Short Subjects