The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 2008

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba (1932 - 2008)

South African singer-songwriter and actress
Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)

Australian actor
Paul Newman

Paul Newman (1925 - 2008)

American actor, director
George Carlin

George Carlin (1937 - 2008)

American comedian, actor, and author
Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler (1910 - 2008)

Polish nurse and social worker
Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac (1957 - 2008)

American actor and comedian
Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer (1943 - 2008)

American chess player
Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes (1942 - 2008)

American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008)

American writer, director and producer
Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty (1923 - 2008)

American actress
Bettie Page

Bettie Page (1923 - 2008)

American model
Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008)

New Zealand mountaineer and explorer
Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

American actress and singer
Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro (1982 - 2008)

American actor
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008)

Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg (1925 - 2008)

American painter and illustrator
Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey (1966 - 2008)

Canadian guitarist
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

English playwright, actor and director
Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack (1934 - 2008)

American director
Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed (1937 - 2008)

American singer and actor
Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley (1928 - 2008)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett (1932 - 2008)

American actress and producer
William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925 - 2008)

Author, Commentator, Television Personality
Suharto

Suharto (1921 - 2008)

Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia
Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch (1960 - 2008)

American academic and author
Richey Edwards

Richey Edwards (1967 - 2008)

Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer (1917 - 2008)

Cuban-American actor, director, and producer
Van Johnson

Van Johnson (1916 - 2008)

American actor
Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella (1954 - 2008)

English director and screenwriter
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis (1945 - 2008)

American baseball player
Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse (1922 - 2008)

American actress and dancer
Killer Kowalski

Killer Kowalski (1926 - 2008)

Polish-Canadian wrestler
Tsutomu Miyazaki

Tsutomu Miyazaki (1962 - 2008)

Japanese serial kille
Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington (1927 - 2008)

American political scientist
Sunny von Bülow

Sunny von Bülow (1932 - 2008)

American socialite
Henry Molaison

Henry Molaison (1926 - 2008)

American memory disorder patient
Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax (1938 - 2008)

American writer and game designer
Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms (1921 - 2008)

American politician
Rob Knox

Rob Knox (1989 - 2008)

English actor
Don LaFontaine

Don LaFontaine (1940 - 2008)

American voice actor
Static Major

Static Major (1974 - 2008)

American singer-songwriter and producer