American Masters

Clint Eastwood loved "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

Clip: 01/24/2023 | 2m 42s  | Video has closed captioning.

When Clint Eastwood first heard "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," he found himself "driving off the side of the freeway," according to Roberta Flack. Enamored with the song, the director used it in a pivotal moment in his film "Play Misty for Me," and it subsequently gained new fame.

Aired: 01/24/23

Rating: NR

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