Monday, June 25, 2018

6word Portrait: Antoni Gaudí

Catalan Modernist architect designed Sagrada Família. 


Born this day in 1852 (d. 1926)


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

6word Portrait: Petra Němcová

Supermodel survived tsunami clinging to tree. 


Born this day in 1979.

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All Hands and Hearts (charity she co-founded)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

6word Portrait: Wilma Rudolph

Beat Polio, won 3 Olympic Golds.



Born this day in 1940 (d. 1994)

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Friday, June 22, 2018

6word Portrait: Freddie Prinze

"Chico" was the man. Died young. 


Born this day in 1954 (d. 1977)

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

6word Portrait: Al Hirschfeld

Caricaturist captured Broadway across a century. 


Born 115 years ago today (d. 2003)

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"Nina" 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Nicole Kidman

Striking Australian Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress. 


Born this day in 1967. 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Lou Gehrig

Iron Horse; ALS victim; "luckiest man."


Born 115 years ago today (d. 1941)

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Monday, June 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Roger Ebert

His Life Itself merited Thumbs Up.


Born this day in 1942 (d. 2013)

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Barry Manilow

"I Write (some of) the Songs"


Born 75 years ago today.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Joyce Carol Oates

Prolifically varied prize-winning author wrote Them


Born 80 years ago today. 

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