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)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Rita Moreno

Anita in West Side Story movie. 



Born this day in 1931.

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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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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)

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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)

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

6word Portrait: Louisa May Alcott

New England novelist wrote Little Women



Born this day in 1832 (d. 1888)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

6word Portrait: Randy Newman

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



Born 75 years ago today.

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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)

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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)

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Monday, November 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Ted Turner

Media mogul behind CNN, TBS, TNT. 


Born 80 years ago today. 

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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.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Jean Seberg

Breathless star originally discovered in Iowa. 



Born 80 years ago today (d. 1979)

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Monday, November 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Auguste Rodin

French sculptor of the Thinker, Kiss



Born this day in 1840 (d. 1917)

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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)

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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)

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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. 

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