Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6word Portrait: Ernie Banks

Forever Mr. Cub; "Let's play two!"


Born this day in 1931 (d. 2015)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6word Portrait: Harold Prince

Theatrically directed Cabaret, Phantom, much Sondheim.


Born 90 years ago today.




Monday, January 29, 2018

6word Portrait: Oprah Winfrey

Iconically changed daytime TV from Chicago.


Born this day in 1954.



Sunday, January 28, 2018

6word Portrait: Gregg Popovich

Champion coach Spurred to speak out.


Born this day in 1949



Saturday, January 27, 2018

6word Portrait: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Childhood prodigy became world's greatest composer.


Born this day in 1756 (d. 1791)

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Friday, January 26, 2018

6word Portrait: Paul Newman

Hustler, Hud, Luke, Butch, foodmaker, philanthropist. 


Born this day in 1925 (d. 2008)

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

6word Portrait: Etta James

Singer forever famed for "At Last."


Born 80 years ago today (d. 2012)



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6word Portrait: Warren Zevon

Ah-ooooh, Werewolves of London; Excitable Boy


Born this day in 1947 (d. 2003)




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6word Portrait: Chita Rivera

Broadway legend; original West Side Anita.


Born 85 years ago today.



Monday, January 22, 2018

6word Portrait: Sam Cooke

Singer's "Wonderful World" cut drastically short.


Born this day in 1931 (d. 1964)



Saturday, January 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Jack Nicklaus

Golden Bear won most-ever 18 majors. 


Born this day in 1940.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Federico Fellini

Director sumptuously exposed La Dolce Vita.


Born this day in 1920 (d. 1993)



6word Portrait: Dolly Parton

Workin' 9 to 5 at Dollywood.


Born this day in 1946.



Thursday, January 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Cary Grant

Debonair star ventured North by Northwest.


Born this day in 1904 (d. 1986)



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Muhammad Ali

Forever the greatest of all time.


Born this day in 1942 (d. 2016)



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Writer/composer/star of Hamilton, In the Heights.


Born this day in 1980.



Monday, January 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights hero had a dream.



Born this day in 1929 (d. 1968)

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Dave Grohl

Hard-rocking Foo Fighter drummed in Nirvana.


Born this day in 1969.



Saturday, January 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld's Elaine; Veep; 11 Emmy awards



Born this day in 1961.



Friday, January 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Howard Stern

Salacious “shock jock” turned insightful interviewer.


Born this day in 1954.



Thursday, January 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Alexander Hamilton

Ten-dollar founding father; first Treasury Secretary.


Born this day in 1755* (d. 1804)
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Pat Benatar

“Hit me with your best shot.”


Born 65 years ago today.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

6word Portrait: Jimmy Page

Legendary guitarist, producer for Led Zeppelin.


Born this day in 1944.



Monday, January 8, 2018

6word Portrait: David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. "Let's Dance."


Born this day in 1947 (d. 2016)



Sunday, January 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Katie Couric

Today host; newscaster; cancer prevention advocate.


Born this day in 1957.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Joan of Arc

French warrior, folk heroine, saint, martyr.


Born this day in 1412 (d. 1431)


Friday, January 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Robert Duvall

Boo Radley, Tom Hagen, Great Santini 


Born this day in 1931.



Thursday, January 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Michael Stipe

“That’s me in the corner;” R.E.M.


Born this day in 1960.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Sergio Leone

Italian director created the "Spaghetti Western."


Born this day in 1929 (d. 1989)



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Isaac Asimov

Science Fiction writer behind Foundation series.


Born this day in 1920 (d. 1992)


Monday, January 1, 2018

6word Portrait: J.D. Salinger

Wrote The Catcher in the Rye.


Born this day in 1919 (d. 2010)

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