Saturday, September 30, 2017

6word Portrait: Elie Wiesel

Survived the darkest Night, shed light. 

Born this day in 1928 (d. 2016)


Friday, September 29, 2017

6word Portrait: Madeline Kahn

Comedienne delighted in Mel Brooks films.

Born 75 years ago today (d. 1999)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6word Portrait: Marcello Mastroianni

Suave star embodied La Dolce Vita.

Born this day in 1924 (d. 1996)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6word Portrait: Meat Loaf

Like a "Bat Out of Hell."

Born 70 years ago today.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6word Portrait: George Gershwin

Composer's Rhapsody in brilliance cut short.

Born this day in 1898 (d. 1937)

Monday, September 25, 2017

6word Portrait: Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree but one gift.

Born this day in 1930 (d. 1999)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

6word Portrait: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gatsby's birth: This Side of Paradise

Born this day in 1896 (d. 1940)


Saturday, September 23, 2017

6word Portrait: Bruce Springsteen

Photo by Seth Arkin - 9/8/12, Wrigley Field, Chicago
Born to Run in the USA

Born this day in 1949

Friday, September 22, 2017

6word Portrait: Joan Jett

I love her rock 'n roll. 

Born this day in 1958.



Thursday, September 21, 2017

6word Portrait: Stephen King

Best-selling horror "King" chills the masses.

Born 70 years ago. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6word Portrait: Red Auerbach

Colorful coach led Celtics to 9 titles.
(plus 7 more as GM & team president)

Born 100 years ago today (d. 2006)


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6word Portrait: Mike Royko

Columnist daily voice for everyday Chicagoans. 

Born 85 years ago today (d. 1997)



Monday, September 18, 2017

6word Portrait: Greta Garbo

Stylish Swedish star left limelight behind.

Born this day in 1905 (d. 1990)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

6word Post: Ken Kesey

Wrote One Flew Over..Cuckoo's Nest.

Born this day in 1935 (d. 2001)


Saturday, September 16, 2017

6word Post: Peter Falk

Forever TV's rumpled, sardonic Lieutenant Columbo.

Born 90 years ago today (d. 2011)



Friday, September 15, 2017

6word Portrait: Joel Quenneville

Led Blackhawks to Stanley Cup hat-trick.

Born this day in 1958.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6word Portrait: Amy Winehouse

"Rehab" chanteuse couldn't escape her addictions.

Born this day in 1983 (d. 2011)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6word Portrait: Milton S. Hershey

Brought milk chocolate to the masses. 

Born 160 years ago today (d. 1945)


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6word Portrait: Jesse Owens

Won four Golds over Aryan "superiority."

Born this day in 1913 (d. 1980)

Monday, September 11, 2017

6word Portrait: O. Henry

Short story master of surprise endings.

Born 155 years ago today (d. 1910)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

6word Portrait: Arnold Palmer

Golf's "King" mixed lemonade, iced tea. 

Born this day in 1929 (d. 2016)


Saturday, September 9, 2017

6word Portrait: Otis Redding

"On the dock of the bay."

Born this day in 1941 (d. 1967)

Friday, September 8, 2017

6word Portrait: Sid Caesar

His Show of Shows spearheaded television.

Born this day in 1922 (d. 2014)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6word Portrait: Buddy Holly

Pioneering rocker will "Not Fade Away."

Born this day in 1936 (d. 1959)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6word Portrait: Jane Addams

"Mother of Social Work," Hull House

Born this day in 1860 (d. 1935)


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

6word Portrait: Freddie Mercury

Immortal Queen singer rocks you. Rhapsodically. 

Born this day in 1946 (d. 1991)



Monday, September 4, 2017

6word Portrait: Beyoncé

Photo by Seth Arkin, 2005
Queen Bey's Destiny: to make Lemonade

Born this day in 1981

Sunday, September 3, 2017

6word Portrait: Louis Sullivan

"Father of skyscrapers" carved ornate legacy. 

Born this day in 1856 (d. 1924)


Saturday, September 2, 2017

6word Portrait: Billy Preston

"Will It Go Round in Circles?"

Born this day in 1946 (d. 2006)



Friday, September 1, 2017

6word Portrait: Gloria Estefan

"Get On Your Feet!" Cuban-American superstar.

Born 60 years ago today.