Saturday, December 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Gustave Eiffel

Architect and engineer with towering vision.



Born this day in 1832 (d. 1923)

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Tower photos by Seth Arkin: 
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Friday, December 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Lester Bangs

Rewrote the boundaries of rock criticism.



Born 70 years ago today (d. 1982)

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Writings & resources online 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Larry Doby

Broke color barrier in American League.



Born 95 years ago today (d. 2003)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Edvard Munch

Norwegian painter depicted an eternal "Scream."



Born 155 years ago today (d. 1944)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Rita Moreno

Anita in West Side Story movie. 



Born this day in 1931.

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AllMovie filmography

IBDB Broadway credits

Monday, December 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Agnes Nixon

Writer/producer created All My Children, OLTL.



Born this day in 1922 (d. 2016)


Sunday, December 9, 2018

6word Portrait: John Malkovich

Being a Steppenwolf and movie star. 



Born 65 years ago today. 

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AllMovie filmography

Theater credits

Saturday, December 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Diego Rivera

Preeminent Mexican muralist; married to Frida.



Born this day in 1886 (d. 1957)



Friday, December 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Larry Bird

From French Lick to Celtics superstar.



Born this day in 1956.



Thursday, December 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Dave Brubeck

Cool Jazz pianist conveyed, "Take Five."



Born this day in 1920 (d. 2012)