Thursday, May 24, 2018

6word Portrait: Gary Burghoff

"Radar" O'Reilly, ahead of his time. 

Born 75 years ago today. 



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

6word Portrait: Carl Linnaeus

Swedish botanist; father of modern taxonomy. 

Born this day in 1707 (d. 1778)


Linnaeus sculpture at Chicago Botanic Garden

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

6word Portrait: Laurence Olivier

Often considered "to be" best-ever actor. 

Born this day in 1907 (d. 1989)

Wikipedia discography

Monday, May 21, 2018

6word Portrait: Albrecht Dürer

German Renaissance painter, engraver and printmaker.

Born this day in 1471 (d. 1528)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Cher

Oscar-winning music superstar with Sonny past.

Born this day in 1946.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Pete Townshend

Photo by Seth Arkin
Guitarist/songwriter Who envisioned rock's operatic possibilities.

Born this day in 1945.

Friday, May 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Frank Capra

"It's a Wonderful Life," he directed.

Born this day in 1897 (d. 1991)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Sugar Ray Leonard

Sweetly won titles in five weight classes.

Born this day in 1956



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Henry Fonda

"Mister Roberts;" headed famed acting family.

Born this day in 1905 (d. 1982)

Wikipedia filmography

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Richard Avedon

Iconic fashion photographer captured the Beatles.

Born 95 years ago today (d. 2004)



Beatles portraits