Thursday, January 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Betty White

TV star longer than any woman. 



Born this day in 1922

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Sade

British Nigerian songstress a "Smooth Operator"



Born 60 years ago today.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Drew Brees

Saints quarterback; most NFL passing yards



Born 40 years ago today.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Andy Rooney

"A Few Minutes with" his thoughts.


Born 100 years ago today (d. 2011)



Sunday, January 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Gwen Verdon

Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Chicago actress/dancer


Born this day in 1925 (d. 2000)




Saturday, January 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Haruki Murakami

Wrote Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84



Born 70 years ago today.



Friday, January 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Clarence Clemons

"The Big Man joined the band."



Born this day in 1942 (d. 2011)

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

6word Portrait: George Foreman

The heavyweight champion of electric grills. 



Born 70 years ago today. 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Joan Baez

Preeminent female folk singer and activist.



Born this day in 1941

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Elvis Presley

The King of Rock and Roll.



Born this day in 1935 (d. 1977)



Monday, January 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Jon Lester

Beat lymphoma; won three championship rings.



Born 35 years ago today.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Syd Barrett

Early creative force behind Pink Floyd. 



Born this day in 1946 (d. 2006)

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Diane Keaton

Earned Best Actress as Annie Hall



Born this day in 1946

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Friday, January 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Helmut Jahn

Chicago-based architect known for flashy style. 



Born this day in 1940. 

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

6word Portrait: J. R. R. Tolkien

His Lordly storytelling become Hobbit forming. 



Born this day in 1892 (d. 1973)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Christopher Durang

Absurdist playwright won Tony in 2013. 



Born 70 years ago today.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Grandmaster Flash

Pioneering "Message" rapper with Furious Five.



Born (as Joseph Saddler) on this day in 1958.

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