Wednesday, July 31, 2019

6word Portrait: Curt Gowdy

Voice of many a big game.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 2006)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6word Portrait: Emily Brontë

Among famed sisters, wrote Wuthering Heights

Born this day in 1818 (d. 1848)

Monday, July 29, 2019

6word Portrait: Clara Bow

"It Girl" actress of Roarin' Twenties.

Born this day in 1905 (d. 1965)


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Sunday, July 28, 2019

6word Portrait: Santiago Calatrava

Sleek, stylish designs define Spanish architect.

Born this day in 1951



Saturday, July 27, 2019

6word Portrait: Bobbie Gentry

She wrote/sang "Ode to Billie Joe."

Born this day in 1942

Friday, July 26, 2019

6word Portrait: Helen Mirren

The Queen actress with six-decade reign.

Born this day in 1945


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

6word Portrait: Walter Brennan

Best Supporting "Yokel" won three Oscars.

Born 125 years ago today (d. 1974)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

6word Portrait: Lynda Carter

Empoweringly iconic as TV's Wonder Woman

Born this day in 1951

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6word Portrait: Woody Harrelson

Cheers' "new" bartender built impressive career.

Born this day in 1961

Monday, July 22, 2019

6word Portrait: Alan Menken

Composer famed for scoring Disney films.

Born 70 years ago today.



Sunday, July 21, 2019

6word Portrait: Robin Williams

Supernaturally-quick comedian's humor hid his pain.

Born 68 years ago today (d. 2014)



Saturday, July 20, 2019

6word Portrait: Chris Cornell

"No one sings like you anymore"

Born 55 years ago today (d. 2017)



Friday, July 19, 2019

6word Portrait: Edgar Degas

Impressionist captured ballerinas in pastels, bronze.

Born 185 years ago today (d. 1917)



Thursday, July 18, 2019

6word Portrait: Dion

Early American rocker was "The Wanderer"

Born Dion DiMucci 80 years ago today 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

6word Portrait: Phyllis Diller

Pioneering comedienne known for self-deprecating humor.

Born this day in 1917 (d. 2012)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

6word Portait: Barbara Stanwyck

Longtime actress; Double Indemnity, Big Valley

Born this day in 1907 (d. 1990)


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Monday, July 15, 2019

6word Portait: D.A. Pennebaker

Documentarian captured Dylan, Bowie, Monterey Pop

Born this day in 1925



Sunday, July 14, 2019

6word Portrait: Gustav Klimt

The Kiss eternally golden for Austrian.

Born this day in in 1862 (1918)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6word Portrait: Cheech Marin

"and Chong," an iconic comic duo.

Born this day in 1946



Friday, July 12, 2019

6word Portrait: Donald E. Westlake

Crime fiction master a.k.a. Richard Stark

Born this day in 1933 (d. 2008)


Book Series in Order

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6word Portrait: Giorgio Armani

Italian quite well-suited to fashion design. 

Born 85 years ago today.


Armani men's suits

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

6word Portrait: Mavis Staples

With family, she'll "take you there."

Born 80 years ago today.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

6word Portrait: Jack White

White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, solo

Born this day in 1975



Monday, July 8, 2019

6word Portrait: John D. Rockefeller

Founded Standard Oil; defined massive wealth. 

Born 180 years ago today (d. 1937)



Sunday, July 7, 2019

6word Portrait: George Cukor

Directed Philadelphia Story, My Fair Lady.

Born 120 years ago today (d. 1983)


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Saturday, July 6, 2019

6word Portrait: Marc Chagall

Russian-French abstractionist was preeminent Jewish painter.

Born this day in 1887 (d. 1985)



Friday, July 5, 2019

6word Portrait: P.T. Barnum

"There's a sucker born every minute."

Born this day in 1810 (d. 1891)


Barnum Museum

Thursday, July 4, 2019

6word Portrait: Neil Simon

Hugely successful comedic playwright and screenwriter.

Born this day in 1927 (d. 1918)



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

6word Portrait: Tom Cruise

Risky Business, Top Gun, Rain Man 

Born this day in 1962


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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

6word Portrait: Alex Morgan

Co-captain of USWNT in World Cup. 

Born 30 years ago today. 



Monday, July 1, 2019

6word Portrait: Princess Diana

Beautiful, beleaguered, bulimic and beloved princess.

Born this day in 1961 (d. 1997)