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Famous People Born in 1908

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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)
    • Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington + 92 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Watcher in the Woods, Burnt Offerings + 107 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1908-1984)
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Airplane!, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World + 22 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor
    • Credits: The Apartment, Double Indemnity, The Caine Mutiny, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, My Three Sons + 82 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 34 (1908-1942)
    • Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be, Ben-Hur, Nothing Sacred, Love Before Breakfast + 50 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 98 (1908-2006)
    • Birthplace: Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
    • Profession: Professor, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Economist + 1 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1908-1964)
    • Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Casino Royale, Skyfall, Goldfinger, Dr. No, GoldenEye + 25 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 96 (1908-2004)
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster, Presenter, TV Personality
    • Credits: Masterpiece, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, Omnibus, America: A Personal History of the United States
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1908-1990)
    • Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Grease, Grease 2, Anatomy of a Murder, Mildred Pierce, Stage Door + 47 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Architect
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)
    • Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Beverly Hillbillies, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, Davy Crockett: The River Pirates + 35 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1908-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Flying Down to Rio, I'd Rather Be Rich, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hit the Deck, The Locket + 33 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 2 more
    • Credits: Around the World in 80 Days, See It Now, Person to Person, Small World, CBS Reports + 1 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1908-2001)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Vacation, Your Show of Shows, It's About Time, Grindl, Alice in Wonderland + 8 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1908-1993)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Radio personality, Actor, TV Personality
    • Credits: Coming to America, Trading Places, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Cocoon, Harry and the Hendersons + 57 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1908-1973)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Rome, Open City, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, Mamma Roma + 31 more
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    John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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