Friday, April 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Joan Miró

Catalan abstractionist created whimsically colorful canvases.


Born 120 years ago today (d. 1983)



Thursday, April 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Ashley Judd

De-Lovely actress frankly helped topple Weinstein.


Born 50 years ago today.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Conan O'Brien

Late-night TBS host, after NBC nonsense. 


Born 55 years ago today.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6word Portrait: William Holden

Starred in Stalag, Sunset Blvd., Network


Born 100 years ago today (d. 1981)

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Monday, April 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

UCLA, Bucks, Lakers, sky hook, Airplane.


Born this day in 1947.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Roy Clark

Hee Haw host; country music legend. 


Born 85 years ago today. 

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Rod Steiger

Pawnbroker; Heat of Night. WWII/Navy vet.


Born this day in 1925 (d. 2002)



Friday, April 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Thomas Jefferson

Wrote the Declaration; became third President. 


Born 275 years ago today (d. 1826)

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Herbie Hancock

Jazz pianist accompanied Miles. "Rockit" success.


Born this day in 1940.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Ethel Kennedy

RFK's widow; mother of 11; humanitarian. 


Born 90 years ago today. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Omar Sharif

Bridge-playing Egyptian actor; Lawrence of Arabia.


Born this day in 1932 (d. 2015)

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Monday, April 9, 2018

6word Portrait: Jean-Paul Belmondo

Embodied outlaw-chic in Godard's groundbreaking Breathless.


Born 85 years ago today.



Sunday, April 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Betty Ford

Feminist First Lady, including of detoxification.


Born 100 years ago today (d. 2011)


Saturday, April 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Billie Holiday

Majestic Lady Day decried "Strange Fruit."


Born this day in 1915 (d. 1959)

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Friday, April 6, 2018

6word Portrait: André Previn

Orchestra conductor, Oscar-winning composer, jazz pianist. 


Born this day in 1929.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Gregory Peck

Embodied Atticus Finch; Roman Holiday, Spellbound.


Born this day in 1916 (d. 2003)



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Maya Angelou

Poet knew why Caged Bird Sings.


Born 90 years ago today (d. 2014)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Doris Day

Buoyant blonde singer became film icon.

Born 96 years ago today.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Hans Christian Andersen

Danish storyteller. Ugly Duckling, Little Mermaid


Born this day in 1805 (d. 1875)

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

6word Portrait: Jimmy Cliff

The Harder They Come, popularized reggae. 


Born 70 years ago today.

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