Thursday, November 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Sid Luckman

Quarterback led Bears to four championships.


Born this day in 1916 (d. 1998)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Chester Gould

Cartoonist created Dick Tracy comic strip.


Born this day in 1900 (d. 1985)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Jodie Foster

Child star to double-Oscar winner, director


Born this day in 1962

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Monday, November 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Margaret Atwood

Prolific Canadian writer conceived Handmaid's Tale


Born 80 years ago today



Sunday, November 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Rock Hudson

Major '50s star; clandestine AIDS victim


Born this day in 1925 (d. 1985)

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Dwight Gooden

Pitching brilliance undermined by personal demons.


Born 55 years ago today.


Friday, November 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Ed Asner

Won five Emmys as Lou Grant


Born 90 years ago today.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Aaron Copland

Fanfare for the Common Man composer


Born this day in 1900 (d. 1990)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Robert Louis Stevenson

Scotsman authored Treasure Island, created Jekyll/Hyde


Born this day in 1850 (d. 1894)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Grace Kelly

Hollywood royalty became an actual princess.


Born 90 years ago today (d. 1982)

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Monday, November 11, 2019

6word Portrait: U.S. Military Veterans

Thank you for your courageous service. 


Appreciating your valiant efforts on Veterans Day and every day.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Richard Burton

Shakespearean movie/theater star loved Liz, overconsumed. 



Born this day in 1925 (d. 1984)

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Dorothy Dandridge

First African-American Best Actress Oscar nominee


Born this day in 1922 (d. 1965)

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Friday, November 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Bonnie Raitt

Enduring singer/guitarist "Something to Talk About."


Born 70 years ago today 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Joni Mitchell

Insightful singer/songwriter saw "Both Sides, Now"


Born this day in 1943

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Mike Nichols

Improv comedy pioneer; acclaimed film/theater director


Born this day in 1931 (d. 2014)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Sam Shepard

True West playwright; Right Stuff actor


Born this day in 1943 (d. 2017)

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Monday, November 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Walter Cronkite

"The most trusted man in America."



Born this day in 1916 (d. 2009)

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Charles Bronson

Box office success followed Death Wish



Born this day in 1921 (d. 2003)



Saturday, November 2, 2019

6word Portrait: k.d. lang

Great Canadian vocalist with "Constant Craving."


Born this day in 1961

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Friday, November 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Aishwarya Rai

Miss World became major Bollywood star. 


Born this day in 1973

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