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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.

List below includes James Stewart, Lyndon B. Johnson and more celebs.

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    James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
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    John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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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