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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 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 struggles. Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend in cinema history by the American Film Institute. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#70 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1908
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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 contemporary melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#2 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#5 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#74 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#99 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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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 Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "You're the Top", "Anything Goes", and "There's No Business Like Show Business", which later became her theme song. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#26 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#10 on The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

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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 Wilder, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in his career, he became better known worldwide as Steve Douglas, the widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960–1965 and then on CBS from 1965–1972. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)

Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America

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