Sunday, March 31, 2019

6word Portrait: Angus Young

Schoolboy outfitted guitarist long powering AC/DC.

Born 64 years ago today.



Saturday, March 30, 2019

6word Portrait: Tracy Chapman

"Fast Car," "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution"

Born 55 years ago today.



Friday, March 29, 2019

6word Portrait: Cy Young

Early pitching ace became award moniker. 

Born this day in 1867 (d. 1955)



Thursday, March 28, 2019

6word Portrait: Lady Gaga

"Just Dance" to Star is Born

Born this way in 1986

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6word Portrait: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Bauhaus modernist architect came to Chicago.

Born this day in 1886 (d. 1969)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

6word Portrait: Alan Arkin

Unrelated legendary name in film comedy. 

Born 85 years ago today.

Wikipedia filmography

Monday, March 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Gloria Steinem

Journalist became powerful voice of Feminism.

Born 85 years ago today.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Beat poet; owner of City Lights

Born 100 years ago today.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Joan Crawford

Oscar-winner for Mildred Pierce; "Mommie Dearest"

Born 115 years ago today.

Friday, March 22, 2019

6word Portrait: Andrew Lloyd Webber

JC Superstar, Joseph, Evita, Cats, Phantom.

Born this day in 1948.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Éric Rohmer

Frenchman directed My Night at Maud's.

Born this day in 1920 (d. 2010)

Wikipedia filmography

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Bobby Orr

Bruins defenseman among NHL's all-time best.

Born this day in 1948

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Glenn Close

Film/TV/Stage actress nominated for 7 Oscars.

Born this day in 1947

Wikipedia filmography

Monday, March 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Sutton Foster

Tony-winning star of several Broadway musicals.

Born this day in 1975



Sunday, March 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Nat King Cole

"Unforgettable" pop vocalist and jazz pianist.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1965)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Nancy Wilson

Guitarist of Heart; "Crazy on You"

Born 65 years ago today.



Friday, March 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Sly Stone

With the Family, was "Everyday People."

Born this day in 1943.



Thursday, March 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Billy Crystal

Comedian, actor; Analyze This, 700 Sundays

Born this day in 1948

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Mike Stoller

Created Brill Building brilliance with Leiber. 

Born this day in 1933



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Liza Minnelli

Cabaret star, and a cabaret star. 

Born this day in 1946



Monday, March 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Bobby McFerrin

Singer encouraged, "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Born this day in 1950



Sunday, March 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Tom Scholz

Boston founder/guitarist, MIT grad, Rockman inventor.

Born this day in 1947



Saturday, March 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Mickey Spillane

Crime novelist created detective Mike Hammer. 

Born this day in 1918 (d. 2006)


Book list

Friday, March 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Micky Dolenz

With Peter, Davy, Michael, The Monkees.

Born this day in 1945



Thursday, March 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Bryan Cranston

Established his greatness on Breaking Bad

Born this day in 1956



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Bob Wills

Texas Playboys' King of Western Swing

Born this day in 1905 (d. 1975)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Penn Jillette

Popular magician with his partner Teller. 

Born this day in 1955



Monday, March 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Knute Rockne

Urged "Win one for the Gipper!"

Born this day in 1888 (d. 1931)

Sunday, March 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Dubbed greatest female athlete of all-time.*

Born this day in 1962


*As voted by Sports Illustrated for Women

Saturday, March 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Dr. Seuss

Writer/illustrator begat Cat in the Hat.

Born as Theodore Geisel 115 years ago today (d. 1991)

Friday, March 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Roger Daltrey

He who sings for The Who.

Born 75 years ago today.