Saturday, October 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Robert Reed

A storied man named Brady, fictionally.



Born this day in 1932 (d. 1992)

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Friday, October 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Dawn Wells

Forever Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.


Born this day in 1938

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Evel Knievel

Motorcycle daredevil made, missed many jumps.



Born this day in 1938 (d. 2007)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Angela Lansbury

Enduring, versatile actress; Murder, She Wrote


Born this day in 1925



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Fela Kuti

Afrobeat pioneer and activist from Nigeria.


Born this day in 1938 (d. 1997)

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Monday, October 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Ralph Lauren

Iconic fashion designer created Polo shirts.



 Born 80 years ago today.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Lenny Bruce

Obscenely brilliant groundbreaking comedian died young.


Born this day in 1925 (d. 1966)



Saturday, October 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Dick Gregory

Comedian powerful voice for Civil Rights.


Born this day in 1932 (d. 2017)

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Friday, October 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Art Blakey

Legendary bop drummer with Jazz Messengers


Born 100 years ago today (d. 1990)

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

6word Portrait: John Prine

Mailman turned master songwriter, folk singer.


Born this day in 1946