Saturday, December 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Willa Cather

One of Ours author won Pulitzer


Born this day in 1873 (d. 1947)



Friday, December 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Peter Buck

"Jangly" guitarist powered R.E.M., college rock


Born this day in 1956

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Otto Preminger

Émigré directed Laura, tackled taboo topics.


Born this day in 1905 (d. 1986)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Jay-Z

"99 Problems" rap icon turned mogul. 


Born (as Shawn Carter) 50 years ago today.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Nino Rota

Italian composer scored Fellini, Godfather I/II


Born this day in 1911 (d. 1979)

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Monday, December 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Gianni Versace

Fashionably designed eponymous empire; horrifically slain.


Born this day in 1946 (d. 1997)

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Mary Martin

Broadway musical star; South Pacific, TSOM



Born this day in 1913 (d. 1990)

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