Sunday, May 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Cher

Oscar-winning music superstar with Sonny past.


Born this day in 1946.



Saturday, May 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Pete Townshend

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Guitarist/songwriter Who envisioned rock's operatic possibilities.


Born this day in 1945.



Friday, May 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Frank Capra

"It's a Wonderful Life," he directed.


Born this day in 1897 (d. 1991)



Thursday, May 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Sugar Ray Leonard

Sweetly won titles in five weight classes.


Born this day in 1956

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Henry Fonda

"Mister Roberts;" headed famed acting family.


Born this day in 1905 (d. 1982)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Richard Avedon

Iconic fashion photographer captured the Beatles.


Born 95 years ago today (d. 2004)

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Monday, May 14, 2018

6word Portrait: George Lucas

Created Star Wars; conceived Indiana Jones.


Born this day in 1944.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Bea Arthur

Multi-generational voice, Maude to Golden Girls.


Born this day in 1922 (d. 2009)

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Yogi Berra

Quotably bemusing Catcher in the wry. 


Born this day in 1925 (d. 2014)

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Yogi Quotes




Friday, May 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Irving Berlin

Russian immigrant wrote "God Bless America."


Born 130 years ago today (d. 1989)

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Fred Astaire

Preeminent movie dancer; partnered with Ginger. 


Born this day in 1899 (d. 1987)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

6word Portrait: James L. Brooks

Created Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, movies.


Born this day in 1940.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Robert Johnson

King of the Delta Blues singers.


Born this day in 1911 (d. 1938)



Monday, May 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Gary Cooper

Golden Age icon of High Noon


Born this day in 1901 (d. 1961)

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Orson Welles

Wunderkind made Citizen Kane at 25.


Born this day in 1915 (d. 1985)



Saturday, May 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Adele

British superstar "Rolling in the Deep."


Born 30 years ago today.



Friday, May 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Maynard Ferguson

Canadian trumpet-playing jazz legend; band leader. 


Born 90 years ago today (d. 2006)

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Frankie Valli

Inimitably led Four Seasons for decades.


Born 84 years ago today.



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Link Wray

Pioneering Native American rocker behind "Rumble."


Born this day in 1929 (d. 2005)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

6word Portrait: Jack Paar

Changed late-night as Tonight Show host.


Born 100 years ago today (d. 2004)

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