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Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

On this day in 1963, Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev. […]

James Watson

James Watson

American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928. […]

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill’s “Happy End”. Comedy with music, in three acts. […]

Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

Professional Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was born on March 31, 1928. […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin, the Russian pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, died at just 34 years old on March 27, in 1968. […]

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Feminist, journalist, and social political activist Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934. […]

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

“Look who I have with me,” she cried triumphantly, “Michael Karsh Taylor!” […]

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a German-born artist and educator, born on March 19, 1888. […]

James Stewart

James Stewart

Photographed towards the end of Mr. Karsh’s career, the “American Legends” series included more than 50 great names. […]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, in 1879. […]

“Hemingway”

“Hemingway”

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with the creators of the new three-part, six-hour series “Hemingway.” […]

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

This portrait of Joan Crawford with one of her poodles has been freshly added to the website. […]

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Karsh photographed Arthur Miller for Karsh’s 1992 book “American Legends.” […]

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling, born February 28, 1901, was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. […]

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to hold that office. […]

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

On February 24, 2008, after nearly 50 years in power, Fidel Castro retired as President of Cuba. […]

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist and one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, died on this day, February 18, in 1967. […]

Newsweek

Newsweek

American magazine Newsweek launched on February 17, in 1933. […]

Peanuts

Peanuts

We mark the anniversary of Charles Schulz’s final “Peanuts” strip which ran in the Sunday papers on February 13, 2000. […]

Kim Novak

Kim Novak

American actress Kim Novak celebrated her 88th birthday on February 13, 2021. […]

John Buchan

John Buchan

Scottish novelist and politician John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, died on this day, February 11, in 1940 […]

Christopher Plummer, 1929-2021

Christopher Plummer, 1929-2021

Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and received multiple accolades including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82. […]

Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz

Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on February 2, in 1901. […]

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell was a polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. […]

Clark Gable

Clark Gable

American film actor Clark Gable was born on February 1, in 1901. […]

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

In 1953 Karsh set off to investigate the Calgary Stampede on assignment for Maclean’s magazine. […]

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.  […]

Artur Rubenstein

Artur Rubenstein

Polish-American classical pianist Artur Rubenstein was born on this day, January 28, in 1887. […]

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