Saturday, October 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Robert Reed

A storied man named Brady, fictionally.



Born this day in 1932 (d. 1992)

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Friday, October 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Dawn Wells

Forever Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.


Born this day in 1938

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Evel Knievel

Motorcycle daredevil made, missed many jumps.



Born this day in 1938 (d. 2007)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Angela Lansbury

Enduring, versatile actress; Murder, She Wrote


Born this day in 1925



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Fela Kuti

Afrobeat pioneer and activist from Nigeria.


Born this day in 1938 (d. 1997)

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Monday, October 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Ralph Lauren

Iconic fashion designer created Polo shirts.



 Born 80 years ago today.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Lenny Bruce

Obscenely brilliant groundbreaking comedian died young.


Born this day in 1925 (d. 1966)



Saturday, October 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Dick Gregory

Comedian powerful voice for Civil Rights.


Born this day in 1932 (d. 2017)

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Friday, October 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Art Blakey

Legendary bop drummer with Jazz Messengers


Born 100 years ago today (d. 1990)

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

6word Portrait: John Prine

Mailman turned master songwriter, folk singer.


Born this day in 1946



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

6word Portrait: PJ Harvey

"Rid of Me" acclaimed British singer



Born 50 years ago today

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Sigourney Weaver

Alien's Ripley known as "Sci-Fi Queen."



Born 70 years ago today

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Monday, October 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Thom Yorke

Innovative singer and songwriter of Radiohead



Born this day in 1968

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Bruno Sammartino

Longest title holder in WWF history.



Born this day in 1935 (d. 2018)

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Donald Pleasence

Pleasence a presence in Halloween films.



Born 100 years ago today (d. 1995)

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Friday, October 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Damon Runyon

Chronicled Runyonesque characters in stories, newspapers



Born this day in 1880 (d. 1946)

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer went own way


Born 70 years ago today

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Annie Leibovitz

Iconic photographer keenly captured musicians, artists



Born 70 years ago today

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Walter Matthau

Comedy legend originated Odd Couple's Oscar



Born this day in 1920 (d. 2000)



Monday, September 30, 2019

6word Portrait: Truman Capote

Distinctive voice behind In Cold Blood.



Born 95 years ago today (d. 1984)

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

6word Portrait: Jerry Lee Lewis

"Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire"



Born this day in 1935



Saturday, September 28, 2019

6word Portrait: Ed Sullivan

Introduced many legends, including The Beatles



Born this day in 1901 (d. 1974)

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Friday, September 27, 2019

6word Portrait: Mike Schmidt

Phillies 3B legend hit 548 homers.



Born 70 years ago today.



Thursday, September 26, 2019

6word Portrait: Bryan Ferry

Suave lead singer of Roxy Music.



Born this day in 1945


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Barbara Walters

Pioneering female TV journalist, celebrity interviewer



Born 90 years ago today 



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Joe Greene

Meanest member of the Steel Curtain.


Born this day in 1946



Monday, September 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Ray Charles

Great Brother Ray, "What'd I Say?"



Born this day in 1930 (d. 2004)

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

6word Portrait: Toni Basil

Sang "Mickey;" choreographed Heads, Bowie, movies



Born this day in 1943

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

6word Portraits: Bill Murray

Comedy icon, SNL, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters



Born this day in 1950

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Friday, September 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Dale Chihuly

Preeminent creator of contemporary glass sculptures.


Born this day in 1941



Thursday, September 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Nile Rodgers

Chic mastermind; produced Bowie's Let's Dance.




Born this day in 1952

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Jack Warden

Enduring character actor; Shampoo, Brian's Song



Born this day in 1920 (d. 2006)

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Maureen Connolly

"Little Mo" won calendar Grand Slam



Born 85 years ago today (d. 1969)

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Monday, September 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Elgin Baylor

NBA legend averaged 38 points '61-'62



Born 85 years ago today

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Nipsey Russell

Comedian, poet, dancer, game show regular



Born this day in 1918 (d. 2005)

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Margaret Sanger

Opened America's first birth control clinic. 



Born this day in 1879 (d. 1966)

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Friday, September 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Bill Monroe

Renowned as the "Father of Bluegrass."


Born this day in 1911 (d. 1996)

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Neil Peart

Fantastic drummer and lyricist for Rush



Born this day in 1952



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6word Portrait: 9/11 First Responders

Photo by Thomas E. Franklin
Heroically rushed in to save others. 



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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Misty Copeland

First African-American principal ballerina with ABT


Born this day in 1982

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Monday, September 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Chaim Topol

Film/frequent Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof



Born this day in 1935

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Patsy Cline

"Crazy" country songstress, plane crash victim



Born this day in 1932 (d. 1963)

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Chrissie Hynde

The real force behind the Pretenders.



Born this day in 1951

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Friday, September 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Jane Curtin

Original SNL cast member; Conehead mother



Born this day in 1947

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Raquel Welch

Long-renowned for her body of work.



Born this day in 1940

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Daniel Burnham

Chicago architect made no little plans. 



Born this day in 1846 (d. 1912)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Alan Ladd

Golden Age film star, including Shane



Born this day in 1913 (d. 1954)



Monday, September 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Keanu Reeves

Ted, beyond Speed, became "the One."



Born 55 years ago today



Sunday, September 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Rocky Marciano

Only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated



Born this day in 1923 (d. 1969)

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

6word Portrait: Van Morrison

Belfast Cowboy sings "Moondance," "Domino," "Gloria"


Born this day in 1945

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