Thursday, December 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Larry Doby

Broke color barrier in American League.

Born 95 years ago today (d. 2003)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Edvard Munch

Norwegian painter depicted an eternal "Scream."

Born 155 years ago today (d. 1944)



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Rita Moreno

Anita in West Side Story movie. 

Born this day in 1931.


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IBDB Broadway credits

Monday, December 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Agnes Nixon

Writer/producer created All My Children, OLTL.

Born this day in 1922 (d. 2016)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

6word Portrait: John Malkovich

Being a Steppenwolf and movie star. 

Born 65 years ago today. 


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Theater credits

Saturday, December 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Diego Rivera

Preeminent Mexican muralist; married to Frida.

Born this day in 1886 (d. 1957)

Friday, December 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Larry Bird

From French Lick to Celtics superstar.

Born this day in 1956.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Dave Brubeck

Cool Jazz pianist conveyed, "Take Five."

Born this day in 1920 (d. 2012)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Little Richard

"Tutti Frutti" rock and roll pioneer.

Born this day in 1932.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Jeff Bridges

Acting family scion; the Dude abides.

Born this day in 1949.

Monday, December 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Jean-Luc Godard

Breathless French New Wave director, screenwriter 

Born this day in 1930.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Maria Callas

Greek-American soprano famed for bel canto

Born 95 years ago today (d. 1977)



Saturday, December 1, 2018

6word Portrait: George H.W. Bush

41st President long-served the American people.

Born June 12, 1924, died November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

6word Portrait: Winston Churchill

Loquacious British Prime Minister during WWII.

Born this day in 1874 (d. 1965)



Thursday, November 29, 2018

6word Portrait: Louisa May Alcott

New England novelist wrote Little Women

Born this day in 1832 (d. 1888)


Little Women online

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

6word Portrait: Randy Newman

L.A.-loving songwriter nominated for 20 Oscars. 

Born 75 years ago today.



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

6word Portrait: Bruce Lee

Enter the Dragon martial arts superstar. 

Born this day in 1940 (d. 1973)


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Monday, November 26, 2018

6word Portrait: Tina Turner

The Queen of Rock 'n Roll.

Born this day in 1939

Sunday, November 25, 2018

6word Portrait: Percy Sledge

"When a Man Loves a Woman"

Born this day in 1940 (d. 2015)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

6word Portrait: Oscar Robertson

Hoops legend known as "Big O."

Born 80 years ago today.

Friday, November 23, 2018

6word Portrait: Robin Roberts

Good Morning America anchor, cancer survivor 

Born this day in 1960

Thursday, November 22, 2018

6word Portrait: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian still can't get no respect.

Born this day in 1921 (d. 2004)



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

6word Portrait: Goldie Hawn

After Laugh-In, actress struck gold.

Born this day in 1945.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Duane Allman

Masterful slide guitarist lost at 24. 

Born this day in 1946 (d. 1971)



Monday, November 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Ted Turner

Media mogul behind CNN, TBS, TNT. 

Born 80 years ago today. 


Sunday, November 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Alan Moore

Graphic novel author of Watchmen, more.

Born 65 years ago today.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Rachel McAdams

Mean Girl with nice career Spotlight

Born 40 years ago today. 


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Friday, November 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Burgess Meredith

Rocky's Mickey; TV Batman's The Penquin

Born this day in 1907 (d. 1997)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

6word Portrait: "Macho Man" Randy Savage

"Oooh yeah!" wrestling superstar; married Elizabeth.

Born this day in 1952 (as Randy Poffo; d. 2011)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Zhang Yimou

Among most prominent Chinese film directors. 

Born this day in 1950.

Wikipedia filmography

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Jean Seberg

Breathless star originally discovered in Iowa. 

Born 80 years ago today (d. 1979)



Monday, November 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Auguste Rodin

French sculptor of the Thinker, Kiss

Born this day in 1840 (d. 1917)



Sunday, November 11, 2018

6word Portrait: General George S. Patton

Third Army leadership helped win WWII.

Born this day in 1885 (d. 1945)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Ennio Morricone

Brilliant Italian composer for Spaghetti Westerns.

Born 90 years ago today.

Friday, November 9, 2018

6word Portrait: Bob Gibson

Cardinals fireballer with 1.12 1968 ERA.

Born this day in 1935.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Patti Page

Best-selling female singer of the '50s.

Born this day in 1927 (d. 2013)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Francisco de Zurbarán

Spanish portraitist captured monks with chiaroscuro.

Born 420 years ago today (d. 1664)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Sally Field

Film/TV actress; Flying Nun, Norma Rae

Born this day in 1946.

Monday, November 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Vivien Leigh

Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.

Born 105 years ago today (d. 1967)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Art Carney

Norton! Greatest sidekick in television history.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 2003)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Bob Feller

Teen pitching ace volunteered for WWII.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 2010)

Friday, November 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Burt Lancaster

Tough guy star of Elmer Gantry.

Born 105 years ago today (d. 1994)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

6word Portrait: Antonio Canova

Italian Neoclassical sculptor carved marble masterpieces.

Born this day in 1757 (d. 1822)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

6word Portrait: John Keats

English romantic poet died from tuberculosis. 

Born this day in 1795 (d. 1821)


Poems online

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

6word Portrait: Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Original Impressionist noted for painting landscapes.

Born this day in 1839 (d. 1899)

Monday, October 29, 2018

6word Portrait: Fanny Brice

Radio comedienne immortalized as Funny Girl.

Born this day in 1891 (d. 1951)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

6word Portrait: Edith Head

Hollywood costume designer won 8 Oscars.

Born this day in 1897 (d. 1981)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

6word Portrait: Theodore Roosevelt

Rough Rider became youngest U.S. President.

Born 160 years ago today (d. 1919)



Friday, October 26, 2018

6word Portrait: Natalie Merchant

Foremost of 10,000 Maniacs went solo.

Born 55 years ago today.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6word Portrait: Marion Ross

Mrs. Marion Cunningham on Happy Days.

Born 90 years ago today.