Thursday, March 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Éric Rohmer

Frenchman directed My Night at Maud's.




Born this day in 1920 (d. 2010)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Bobby Orr

Bruins defenseman among NHL's all-time best.



Born this day in 1948



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Glenn Close

Film/TV/Stage actress nominated for 7 Oscars.



Born this day in 1947

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Monday, March 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Sutton Foster

Tony-winning star of several Broadway musicals.



Born this day in 1975

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Nat King Cole

"Unforgettable" pop vocalist and jazz pianist.



Born 100 years ago today (d. 1965)



Saturday, March 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Nancy Wilson

Guitarist of Heart; "Crazy on You"



Born 65 years ago today.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Sly Stone

With the Family, was "Everyday People."



Born this day in 1943.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Billy Crystal

Comedian, actor; Analyze This, 700 Sundays



Born this day in 1948



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Mike Stoller

Created Brill Building brilliance with Leiber. 



Born this day in 1933

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Liza Minnelli

Cabaret star, and a cabaret star. 



Born this day in 1946

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Monday, March 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Bobby McFerrin

Singer encouraged, "Don't Worry, Be Happy."



Born this day in 1950

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Tom Scholz

Boston founder/guitarist, MIT grad, Rockman inventor.



Born this day in 1947

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Mickey Spillane

Crime novelist created detective Mike Hammer. 



Born this day in 1918 (d. 2006)

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Friday, March 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Micky Dolenz

With Peter, Davy, Michael, The Monkees.



Born this day in 1945

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Bryan Cranston

Established his greatness on Breaking Bad



Born this day in 1956

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Bob Wills

Texas Playboys' King of Western Swing



Born this day in 1905 (d. 1975)



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Penn Jillette

Popular magician with his partner Teller. 



Born this day in 1955

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Monday, March 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Knute Rockne

Urged "Win one for the Gipper!"



Born this day in 1888 (d. 1931)



Sunday, March 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Dubbed greatest female athlete of all-time.*



Born this day in 1962


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Saturday, March 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Dr. Seuss

Writer/illustrator begat Cat in the Hat.



Born as Theodore Geisel 115 years ago today (d. 1991)



Friday, March 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Roger Daltrey

He who sings for The Who.



Born 75 years ago today.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

6word Portrait: Mario Andretti

Among auto racing's most hallowed names.



Born this day in 1940.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

6word Portrait: Marian Anderson

Acclaimed singer fought prejudice, broke barriers.



Born this day in 1897 (d. 1993)

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Gleason

The Great One, of Honeymooners, Hustler



Born this day in 1916 (d. 1987)

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Monday, February 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Pierre Auguste-Renoir

Major Impressionist illustrated feminine beauty, sensuality.



Born this day in 1841 (d. 1919)

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Phil Knight

Nike co-founder, chairman just did it.



Born this day in 1938


Saturday, February 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Victor Fleming

Directed 1939's two most famous films. 



Born 130 years ago today (d. 1949)

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Friday, February 22, 2019

6word Portrait: Jonathan Demme

Directed Silence of the Lambs, Heads



Born 75 years ago today (d. 2017)



Thursday, February 21, 2019

6word Portrait: John Lewis

Congressman marched at Selma, was beaten. 



Born this day in 1940

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Kurt Cobain

Generational voice of Nirvana sighs eternally.



Born this day in 1967 (d. 2004)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Gabriele Münter

Early German Expressionist who loved Kandinsky.



Born this day in 1877 (d. 1962)

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Monday, February 18, 2019

6word Portrait: John Travolta

Kotter, Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction star.



Born 65 years ago today.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Jim Brown

Immortal running back for the Browns.



Born this day in 1936.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

6word Portrait: John McEnroe

"You cannot be serious!" tennis great.


Born 60 years ago.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Susan B. Anthony

Activist fought slavery, championed women's suffrage.



Born this day in 1820 (d. 1906)



Thursday, February 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Florence Henderson

Forever she'll be Mrs. Carol Brady.



Born 85 years ago today (d. 2016)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Eddie Robinson

Grambling football coach for 56 years.



Born 100 years ago today (d. 2007)



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Bill Russell

Center led Celtics to 11 titles.



Born 85 years ago today. 



Monday, February 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Burt Reynolds

Forever the Bandit chased by Smokey. 



Born this day in 1936 (d. 2018)

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Bertolt Brecht

German playwright/director created The Threepenny Opera.



Born this day in 1898 (d. 1956) 

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

6word Portrait: The Beatles

Four lads from Liverpool changed everything. 



First performed on The Ed Sullivan Show 55 years ago today.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Joe Maddon

Cubs manager ended 108-year title drought. 



Born 65 years ago today. 

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Eubie Blake

Pianist/composer co-wrote pioneering musical, Shuffle Along



Born this day in 1887 (d. 1983)

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Babe Ruth

Larger-than-life Yankees slugger hit 714 homers. 



Born this day in 1895 (d. 1948)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Errol Morris

Leading documentarian since Gates of Heaven.



Born this day in 1948


Monday, February 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Ida Lupino

English-American actress became pioneering film director.



Born this day in 1918 (d. 1995)

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Gertrude Stein

Her Paris salon welcomed/furthered modern artists. 



Born this day in 1874 (d. 1946)

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

6word Portrait: James Joyce

"Dubliner" wrote Ulysses, Portrait of Artist...



Born this day in 1882 (d. 1941)

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Friday, February 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Langston Hughes

Poet/novelist/playwright central to the Harlem Renaissance.


Born this day in 1902 (d. 1967)



Thursday, January 31, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Robinson

Broke baseball's color barrier; changed America.



Born 100 years ago today (d. 1972)

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