Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Nicole Kidman

Striking Australian Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress. 


Born this day in 1967. 

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AllMovie.com filmography


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Lou Gehrig

Iron Horse; ALS victim; "luckiest man."


Born 115 years ago today (d. 1941)

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Monday, June 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Roger Ebert

His Life Itself merited Thumbs Up.


Born this day in 1942 (d. 2013)

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Journal Archives

Sunday, June 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Barry Manilow

"I Write (some of) the Songs"


Born 75 years ago today.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Joyce Carol Oates

Prolifically varied prize-winning author wrote Them


Born 80 years ago today. 

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Bibliography

Friday, June 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Billy Williams

Sweet Swingin' Cubs Hall of Famer.


Born 80 years ago today.



Thursday, June 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Boy George

Culture Club singer a "Karma Chameleon."


Born this day in 1961

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Ben Johnson

Hollywood cowboy and a real one. 


Born 100 years ago today (d. 1996)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Anne Frank

Maintained harrowing, heroic diary in hiding.


Born this day in 1929 (d. 1945)



Monday, June 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Vince Lombardi

Legendary coach of Green Bay Packers.


Born 105 years ago today (d. 1970)



Sunday, June 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Maurice Sendak

Wrote/illustrated Where the Wild Things Are


Born 90 years ago today (d. 2012)

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

6word Portrait: Jackie Wilson

Mr. Excitement sang of "Lonely Teardrops."


Born this day in 1934 (d. 1984)



Friday, June 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Joan Rivers

Groundbreaking female comedian, late night host.


Born 85 years ago today (d. 2014)



Thursday, June 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Prince

Minnesota musical genius majestically reigned purple.


Born 60 years ago today (d. 2016)



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Tommie Smith

'68 Gold Medalist saluted Black Power. 


Born this day in 1944

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Laurie Anderson

Innovative singer, composer, performance artist, inventor.


Born this day in 1947.



Monday, June 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Ruth Westheimer

Holocaust survivor became preeminent sex therapist. 


Born 90 years ago today. 

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New York Times article

Sunday, June 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Rafael Nadal

16 Grand Slams; "King of Clay."


Born this day in 1986. 

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Charlie Watts

Erstwhile Stones drummer gathers no moss.


Born this day in 1941.



Friday, June 1, 2018

6word Portrait: Marilyn Monroe

"Like a candle in the wind."


Born this day in 1926 (d. 1962)