Sunday, May 26, 2019

6word Portrait: John Wayne

"The Duke," definitive Western film star.




Born this day in 1907 (d. 1979)

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Self-Reliance" New England philosopher fostered transcendentalism.



Born this day in 1803 (d. 1882)

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Friday, May 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Patti LaBelle

"Lady Marmalade" then "On My Own"



Born 75 years ago today.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Ryan Coogler

Fruitvale Station, Creed, Black Panther writer/director. 



Born this day in 1986

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

6word Portrait: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

British detective writer created Sherlock Holmes.



Born 160 years ago today (d. 1930)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Mr. T

"I pity the fool," he exclaimed. 



Born (as Laurence Tureaud) this day in 1952

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Monday, May 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Stan Mikita

Legendary, longtime Black Hawks center "Man."



Born this day in 1940 (d. 2018)

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Lorraine Hansberry

Wrote A Raisin in the Sun.



Born this day in 1930 (d. 1965)


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Reggie Jackson

Slugger forever celebrated as "Mr. October."


Born this day in 1946

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Friday, May 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Enya

Irish mezzo-soprano mononym became international sensation.



Born (as Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin) this day in 1961