Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Djimon Hounsou

Beninese actor found fame In America.



Born 55 years ago today. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Michael Moore

Leftist documentarian prompts discord, debate, discussion.



Born 65 years ago today. 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

6word Portrait: John Waters

His direction of Hairspray was Divine. 



Born this day in 1946

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Robert Smith

The man responsible for the Cure.



Born 60 years ago today.



Saturday, April 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Daniel Chester French

Sculpted Lincoln for Memorial; also Republic



Born this day in 1850



Friday, April 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Eliot Ness

Led the Untouchables; helped nab Capone.



Born this day in 1903 (d. 1957)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Rick Moranis

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star



Born this day in 1953

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Don Kirshner

The Man with the Golden Ear



Born 85 years ago today (d. 2011)



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Dusty Springfield

'60s English queen of blue-eyed soul.



Born 80 years ago today (d. 1999)

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Monday, April 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance master made Mona Lisa smile.



Born this day in 1452 (d. 1519)



Sunday, April 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Greg Maddux

Cubs, Braves ace won 355 games.



Born this day in 1966.



Saturday, April 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Samuel Beckett

Absurdist Waiting for Godot playwright was.



Born this day in 1906 (d. 1989)



Friday, April 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Saoirse Ronan

From Atonement to Brooklyn, Lady Bird



Born 25 years ago today.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Gustav Vigeland

Norwegian sculptor; Nobel Peace Prize designer. 



Born 150 years ago today. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Brian Setzer

Stray Cat returned rockabilly to masses. 



Born 60 years ago today.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Paul Robeson

Actor, athlete, singer and African-American activist.



Born this day in 1898 (d. 1976)



Monday, April 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Mary Pickford

"America's Sweetheart," actress co-founded United Artists.



Born this day in 1892 (d. 1979)

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Chan

Martial arts master, Hollywood action/comedy star



Born 65 years ago today.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Billy Dee Williams

Forever Lando Calrissian; first Gale Sayers



Born this day in 1937

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Friday, April 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Booker T. Washington

"Character, not circumstances, makes the man."



Born this day in 1856 (d. 1915)

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Anthony Perkins

He was Norman Bates in Psycho.



Born this day in 1932 (d. 1992)



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Eddie Murphy

"Raw" comedy legend began on SNL.



Born this day in 1961



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Leon Russell

Singer/pianist wrote "A Song for You."



Born this day in 1942 (d. 2016)



Monday, April 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Debbie Reynolds

She found fame Singin' in Rain



Born this day in 1932 (d. 2016)