- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 9, 1998
He was born into a family of faith and poverty. He had to mature early because the responsibilities of a man were placed on his boy's shoulders.
BIOGRAPHY® tells the story of the man whose ability to motivate others created a worldwide hospitality empire through interviews, candid photos and rare footage. The lanky young man from Utah inched his way into corporate America a nickel root beer at a time. It all began with a nine-stool refreshment stand, but it grew into a billion-dollar hospitality empire. Along the way, Marriott befriended presidents and gave generously to those who had helped him along the way. But he was also a man of contradiction swinging from moments of affability to severe criticism.
J.W. MARRIOTT features informative interviews with his sons J.W. Marriott, Jr. and Richard Marriott, granddaughter Debbie Harrison, friends the Reverend Billy Graham and Sterling Colton, a former employee and others.