Tuesday, April 30, 2019

6word Portrait: Cloris Leachman

Mary's friend Phyllis, won 9 Emmys.

Born 93 years ago today.



Monday, April 29, 2019

6word Portrait: Duke Ellington

Legendary jazz pianist and orchestra leader.

Born 120 years ago today (d. 1974)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

6word Portrait: Ann-Margret

Singer/dancer/actress; Viva Las Vegas with Elvis. 

Born this day in 1941



Saturday, April 27, 2019

6word Portrait: August Wilson

Pulitzer winning playwright chronicled African-American experience.

Born this day in 1945 (d. 2005)

Friday, April 26, 2019

6word Portrait: Ma Rainey

Pioneering African-American "Mother of the Blues."

Born as Gertrude Pridgett this day in 1886* (d. 1939)


*Exact birthdate may not be known.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Al Pacino

Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface

Born this day in 1940.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Djimon Hounsou

Beninese actor found fame In America.

Born 55 years ago today. 



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Michael Moore

Leftist documentarian prompts discord, debate, discussion.

Born 65 years ago today. 



Monday, April 22, 2019

6word Portrait: John Waters

His direction of Hairspray was Divine. 

Born this day in 1946


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Robert Smith

The man responsible for the Cure.

Born 60 years ago today.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Daniel Chester French

Sculpted Lincoln for Memorial; also Republic

Born this day in 1850

Friday, April 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Eliot Ness

Led the Untouchables; helped nab Capone.

Born this day in 1903 (d. 1957)



Thursday, April 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Rick Moranis

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star

Born this day in 1953



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Don Kirshner

The Man with the Golden Ear

Born 85 years ago today (d. 2011)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6word Portrait: Dusty Springfield

'60s English queen of blue-eyed soul.

Born 80 years ago today (d. 1999)


Monday, April 15, 2019

6word Portrait: Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance master made Mona Lisa smile.

Born this day in 1452 (d. 1519)

Sunday, April 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Greg Maddux

Cubs, Braves ace won 355 games.

Born this day in 1966.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Samuel Beckett

Absurdist Waiting for Godot playwright was.

Born this day in 1906 (d. 1989)

Friday, April 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Saoirse Ronan

From Atonement to Brooklyn, Lady Bird

Born 25 years ago today.


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Gustav Vigeland

Norwegian sculptor; Nobel Peace Prize designer. 

Born 150 years ago today. 


Sculpture Park

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Brian Setzer

Stray Cat returned rockabilly to masses. 

Born 60 years ago today.



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Paul Robeson

Actor, athlete, singer and African-American activist.

Born this day in 1898 (d. 1976)

Monday, April 8, 2019

6word Portrait: Mary Pickford

"America's Sweetheart," actress co-founded United Artists.

Born this day in 1892 (d. 1979)



Sunday, April 7, 2019

6word Portrait: Jackie Chan

Martial arts master, Hollywood action/comedy star

Born 65 years ago today.



Saturday, April 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Billy Dee Williams

Forever Lando Calrissian; first Gale Sayers

Born this day in 1937



Friday, April 5, 2019

6word Portrait: Booker T. Washington

"Character, not circumstances, makes the man."

Born this day in 1856 (d. 1915)



Thursday, April 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Anthony Perkins

He was Norman Bates in Psycho.

Born this day in 1932 (d. 1992)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Eddie Murphy

"Raw" comedy legend began on SNL.

Born this day in 1961

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Leon Russell

Singer/pianist wrote "A Song for You."

Born this day in 1942 (d. 2016)

Monday, April 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Debbie Reynolds

She found fame Singin' in Rain

Born this day in 1932 (d. 2016)