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Famous People Born in 1908

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List of famous people born in 1908, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1908 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1908. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1908, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1908 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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    James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)
    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor
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    Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: Lowell, USA, Massachusetts
    • Profession: Actor
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    Ethel Merman
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    Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1908-1984)
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
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    Fred MacMurray
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    Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s. MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Kankakee
    • Profession: Musician, Actor
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    John Hughes
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    John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation, the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, the teen sci-fi comedy Weird ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1950-2009)
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Lansing
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
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    Carole Lombard
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    Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her highly neurotic, energetic and often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. Lombard was born into a wealthy family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1908-1942)
    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Fort Wayne
    • Profession: Actor
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    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1908-2006)
    • Birthplace: Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
    • Profession: Professor, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Economist, + more
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    Ian Fleming
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    Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1908-1964)
    • Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
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    Alistair Cooke
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    Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job ...more

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    • Age: Died at 96 (1908-2004)
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster, Presenter, TV Personality
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    Eve Arden
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    Eve Arden was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on Our Miss Brooks, and as the Rydell High School principal in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1908-1990)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Mill Valley
    • Profession: Actor
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    Edward Teller
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    Edward Teller was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy and surface physics. His extension of Enrico ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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    Harold Holt
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    Harold Edward Holt, CH, was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. Holt spent 32 years in Parliament, including many years as a senior Cabinet Minister, but was Prime Minister for only 22 months before he disappeared in December 1967 while swimming at Cheviot Beach near ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1908-1967)
    • Birthplace: Stanmore, Australia
    • Profession: Politician
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    Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in Preston, as George Baines, his family’s humble circumstances forced him to start work at the age of fourteen. Both George and his younger brother, Richard, were prodigiously gifted mathematicians and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Architect
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    Buddy Ebsen
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    Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen, was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones.more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Dancer
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    Gene Raymond was an American film, television, and stage actor of the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to acting, Raymond was also a composer, writer, director, producer, and decorated military pilot.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1908-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor
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    Edward R. Murrow
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    Edward R. Murrow KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of reports that helped ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1908-1965)
    • Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
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    Imogene Coca
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    Imogene Coca was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Starting out in vaudeville as a child acrobat, she studied ballet and wished to have a serious career in music and dance, graduating to decades of stage musical revues, cabaret and summer stock.more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1908-2001)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
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    Ernie Lombardi
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    Ernesto Natali "Ernie" Lombardi, was a Major League Baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Braves and the New York Giants during a Hall of Fame career that spanned 17 years, from 1931 to 1947. He had several nicknames, including "Schnozz", "Lumbago", "Bocci", "The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1908-1977)
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player
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    Don Ameche
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    Don Ameche was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years. After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. He continued to appear on Broadway, as well as on radio and TV, where he was host and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1908-1993)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Radio personality, Actor, TV Personality
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    Anna Magnani was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo. Born in Rome, she worked her way through Rome's Academy of Dramatic Art by singing at night clubs. During ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1908-1973)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Actor
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