Wednesday, July 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Phyllis Diller

Pioneering comedienne known for self-deprecating humor.



Born this day in 1917 (d. 2012)



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

6word Portait: Barbara Stanwyck

Longtime actress; Double Indemnity, Big Valley



Born this day in 1907 (d. 1990)

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Monday, July 15, 2019

6word Portait: D.A. Pennebaker

Documentarian captured Dylan, Bowie, Monterey Pop



Born this day in 1925

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Gustav Klimt

The Kiss eternally golden for Austrian.



Born this day in in 1862 (1918)



Saturday, July 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Cheech Marin

"and Chong," an iconic comic duo.



Born this day in 1946

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Friday, July 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Donald E. Westlake

Crime fiction master a.k.a. Richard Stark



Born this day in 1933 (d. 2008)

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Book Series in Order

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Giorgio Armani

Italian quite well-suited to fashion design. 



Born 85 years ago today.

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Armani men's suits

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Mavis Staples

With family, she'll "take you there."



Born 80 years ago today.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Jack White

White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, solo


Born this day in 1975

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Monday, July 8, 2019

6word Portrait: John D. Rockefeller

Founded Standard Oil; defined massive wealth. 



Born 180 years ago today (d. 1937)

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