Friday, August 31, 2018

6word Portrait: Alan Jay Lerner

My Fair Lady lyricist, Loewe collaborator.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1986)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

6word Portrait: Fred Hampton

Black Panther leader killed by police.

Born 70 years ago today (d. 1969)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6word Portrait: Michael Jackson

From "ABC" to King of Pop.

Born 60 years ago today (d. 2009)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6word Portrait: Shania Twain

Canadian brought pop sizzle to Country.

Born this day in 1965

Monday, August 27, 2018

6word Portrait: Theodore Dreiser

His Sister Carrie portrayed burgeoning Chicago.

Born this day in 1871

Sunday, August 26, 2018

6word Portrait: Maureen "Moe" Tucker

She drummed for the Velvet Underground.

Born this day in 1944.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

6word Portrait: Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, pianist; West Side Story

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1990)



Friday, August 24, 2018

6word Portrait: Cal Ripken Jr.

Played in 2,632 straight baseball games.

Born this day in 1960

Thursday, August 23, 2018

6word Portrait: Barbara Eden

I Dream of Jeannie TV icon.

Born this day in 1931



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6word Portrait: Alexander Calder

Flamingo sculptor also famed for mobiles.

Born 120 years ago today (d. 1976)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6word Portrait: Kenny Rogers

A First Edition Gambler and Roaster.

Born 80 years ago today.

Monday, August 20, 2018

6word Portrait: Phil Lynott

Late lead singer of Thin Lizzy.

Born this day in 1949 (d. 1986)



Sunday, August 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Gene Roddenberry

Created Star Trek, to boldly go...

Born this day in 1921 (d. 1991)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Robert Redford

Heartthrob actor; Oscar-winning director; Sundance kid

Born this day in 1936

Friday, August 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Mae West

"Come up and see me sometime."

Born 125 years ago today (d. 1980)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Madonna

"Like a Virgin," "Like a Prayer"

Born 60 years ago today.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Born this day in 1912 (d. 2004)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Steve Martin

Wild and Crazy comedian, actor, musician. 

Born this day in 1945.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Feargal Sharkey

Undertones singer fueled punkish "Teenage Kicks."

Born 60 years ago today.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Cecil B. DeMille

Epic director twice created Ten Commandments.

Born this day in 1881 (d. 1959)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Steve Wozniak

Co-founded Apple; designed pioneering personal computers.

Born this day in 1950.

Friday, August 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Ronnie Spector

With Ronettes, defined the girl group.

Born 75 years ago today. 



Thursday, August 9, 2018

6word Portrait: Whitney Houston

"And I will always love you"

Born 55 years ago today (d. 2012)



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

6word Portrait: Robin Quivers

Howard Stern's on-air partner for decades. 

Born this day in 1952.



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

6word Portrait: Alan Page

People Purple Eater; Minnesota Supreme Jurist

Born this day in 1945


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Monday, August 6, 2018

6word Portrait: Lucille Ball

Pioneering TV legend; "I Love Lucy"

Born this day in 1911 (d. 1989)



Sunday, August 5, 2018

6word Portrait: Adam Yauch

Rapper MCA of the Beastie Boys. 

Born this day in 1964 (d. 2012)



Saturday, August 4, 2018

6word Portrait: Raoul Wallenberg

Swedish diplomat saved Jews during Holocaust.

Born this day in 1912 (d. year of death unknown)



Friday, August 3, 2018

6word Portrait: Dolores del Río

Mexican actress first Latina crossover star. 

Born this day in 1904 (d. 1983)

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

6word Portrait: Peter O'Toole

"Lawrence" of Arabia; 7x Oscar nominee.

Born this day in 1932 (d. 2013)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

6word Portrait: Chuck D

Helped Public Enemy "Fight the Power."

Born this day in 1960.