Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6word Portrait: Michael Hutchence

INXS lead singer; death still mystifies. 


Born 60 years ago today (d. 1997)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6word Portrait: Hakeem Olajuwon

Nigerian at center of Rockets titles.


Born this day in 1963

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Monday, January 20, 2020

6word Portait: Buzz Aldrin

Second man to walk on moon.


Born 90 years ago today.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

6word Portrait: Janis Joplin

Sang "Piece of My Heart," piercingly


Born this day in 1943 (d. 1970)

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

6word Portrait: Kevin Costner

He built it, so they came.


Born 65 years ago today.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

6word Portrait: James Earl Jones

Legendary basso profondo actor voiced Vader.


Born this day in 1931

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

6word Portrait: Ethel Merman

Legendary Broadway star originated Mama Rose


Born this day in 1908 (d. 1984)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6word Portrait: Molière

French playwright's genius was a farce. 


Baptized this day in 1622 (exact birth date unknown) (d. 1673)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

6word Portrait: John Dos Passos

American novelist famed for U.S.A. trilogy. 


Born this day in 1896 (d. 1970)



Monday, January 13, 2020

6word Portrait: Sophie Tucker

"Last of the Red Hot Mamas"


Born this day in 1886 (d. 1966)

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