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)