Thursday, February 27, 2020

6word Portrait: Joanne Woodward

Won an Oscar; married Paul Newman


Born 90 years ago today.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6word Portrait: Fats Domino

Found his thrill on Blueberry Hill.


Born this day in 1928 (d. 2017) 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

6word Portrait: Enrico Caruso

Legendary opera singer struck right tenor. 


Born this day in 1873 (d. 1921)

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Monday, February 24, 2020

6word Portrait: Michel Legrand

Legendary French composer scored Demy films. 


Born this day in 1932 (d. 2019)

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

6word Portrait: Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Grew up(wards) to be a Cowboy.


Born this day in 1950 or 1951 (sources vary)

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

6word Portrait: Julius Erving

Soaring above the rim, Dr. J


Born 50 years ago today.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

6word Portrait: Barbara Jordan

Texan was south's first African-American Congresswoman.


Born this day in 1936 (d. 1996)

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

6word Portrait: Robert Altman

Maverick directed M*A*S*H, Nashville, Short Cuts.


Born 95 years ago today (d. 2006)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

6word Portrait: Seal

African-British "Kiss from a Rose" singer.


Born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel on this day in 1963.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

6word Portrait: John Hughes

Breakfast Club writer/director helped define generation.


Born 70 years ago today (d. 2009)

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