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2008 Necrology

75 records found


Edie Adams

16 Apr 1927 – 15 Oct 2008

Actress, Singer. She was a familiar presence of television,...

No grave photo

Caylee Marie Anthony

9 Aug 2005 – 16 Jun 2008

Caylee was a bright toddler approaching her 3rd birthday. She...

Cremated , Location of ashes is unknown

Eddy Arnold

15 May 1918 – 8 May 2008

Country Music Singer. A country gentleman who brought style and...

Bebe Barron

16 Jun 1925 – 20 Apr 2008

Electronic Music Pioneer, Composer. Her husband Louis Barron...

Sammy Baugh

17 Mar 1914 – 17 Dec 2008

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. As quarterback,...

Tommy Bolt

31 Mar 1916 – 30 Aug 2008

Professional Golfer. He was the winner of the 1958 United States...

William Frank Buckley, Jr

24 Nov 1925 – 27 Feb 2008

Author and conservative commentator. Born in New York City, he...

No grave photo

George Carlin

12 May 1937 – 22 Jun 2008

Comedian. A provocative and influential standup performer, he is...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Cyd Charisse

8 Mar 1922 – 17 Jun 2008

Dancer, Actress. Regarded by many as one of the top dancers in...

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

16 Dec 1917 – 19 Mar 2008

Author. One of the most prolific science-fiction writers of the...

CPT Michael Joseph Daly

15 Sep 1924 – 25 Jul 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Lieutenant...

Jules Dassin

18 Dec 1911 – 31 Mar 2008

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. He earned an Academy...

Paul Lavon Davis

21 Apr 1948 – 22 Apr 2008

Rock Musician. He is best remembered for his 1978 hit single, "I...

Michael Ellis DeBakey

7 Sep 1908 – 11 Jul 2008

Medical Pioneer. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he was the son...

Giuseppe di Stefano

24 Jul 1921 – 3 Mar 2008

Italian Tenor. He was born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, a medieval...

Bo Diddley

30 Dec 1928 – 2 Jun 2008

Musician. Legendary guitarist and vocalist, he is best known for...

Bobby Fischer

9 Mar 1943 – 17 Jan 2008

Chess Grandmaster. A United States chess champion at age 14 and a...

No grave photo

LCDR Ian Edward Fraser

18 Dec 1920 – 1 Sep 2008

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. He was awarded Britain's...

MAJ Ed W. Freeman

20 Nov 1927 – 20 Aug 2008

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as...

Estelle Getty

25 Jul 1923 – 22 Jul 2008

Actress. Best known for her role as sassy Italian octogenarian...

Larry “Bozo The Clown” Harmon

2 Jan 1925 – 3 Jul 2008

Entertainer. Larry Harmon portrayed 'Bozo the Clown' for more...

Shizuya “Cesar” Hayashi

28 Nov 1917 – 12 Mar 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His citation...

Isaac Hayes

20 Aug 1942 – 10 Aug 2008

Musician, Composer, Actor. A legendary artist of soul music...

Jeff Healey

25 Mar 1966 – 2 Mar 2008

Musician. Real name Norman Jeffrey Healey. A native of Toronto,...

Charlton Heston

4 Oct 1923 – 5 Apr 2008

Actor. A Hollywood legend, he became a superstar playing...

No grave photo

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

20 Jul 1919 – 11 Jan 2008

Mountaineer. Born in Tuakau, near Auckland, New Zealand, the son...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea

Tony Hillerman

27 May 1925 – 26 Oct 2008

Author. Born Anthony Grove Hillerman, the youngest child of Lucy...

Gordon Bitner Hinckley

23 Jun 1910 – 27 Jan 2008

Mormon Church Leader. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the...

Pervis Jackson

17 May 1938 – 18 Aug 2008

Rhythm and Blues Singer. He was the bass singer and original...

No grave photo

Van Johnson

25 Aug 1916 – 12 Dec 2008

Actor. He was a leading man of stage, motion pictures and...

Cremated

Eartha Kitt

17 Jan 1927 – 25 Dec 2008

Entertainer. Born Eartha Mae Keith, she was raised in South...

Cremated , Other

Harvey Herschel Korman

15 Feb 1927 – 29 May 2008

Actor, Comedian. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he started acting in...

Killer Kowalski

13 Oct 1926 – 30 Aug 2008

Professional Wrestler. He was one of his sport's premiere...

Don LaFontaine

26 Aug 1940 – 1 Sep 2008

Voice Actor. He was the voice for hundreds of thousands of radio...

Heath Ledger

4 Apr 1979 – 22 Jan 2008

Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Ennis Del Mar in...

Mildred Dolores Jeter Loving

22 Jul 1939 – 2 May 2008

Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Mildred Jeter, a black...

PFC Jacklyn Harold “Jack” Lucas

14 Feb 1928 – 5 Jun 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Pfc. Lucas...

Bernie Mac

5 Oct 1957 – 9 Aug 2008

Comedian, Actor. Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, he began his...

No grave photo

Dick Martin

30 Jan 1922 – 24 May 2008

Entertainer, Director. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, he is...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea
No grave photo

Jim McKay

24 Sep 1921 – 7 Jun 2008

Sports Journalist and Announcer. Fondly remembered for hosting...

No grave photo

Bill Melendez

15 Nov 1916 – 2 Sep 2008

Animator. Born Jose Cuautemoc Melendez, he is considered a...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Allan J. Melvin

18 Feb 1923 – 17 Jan 2008

Actor. He is best remembered for appearances in television comedy...

Robert James Miller

14 Oct 1983 – 25 Jan 2008

Afghanistan Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He...

Robert L. “Robin” Moore

31 Oct 1925 – 21 Feb 2008

Author. Born Robert L. Moore, he is best known as the author of...

Bobby Ray Murcer

20 May 1946 – 12 Jul 2008

Professional Baseball Player. Murcer served in the Army in 1967...

No grave photo

John Lawrence “Jack” Narz, Jr.

13 Nov 1922 – 15 Oct 2008

TV Game Show Host. After serving as a fighter pilot in the Second...

Unknown
No grave photo

Paul Newman

26 Jan 1925 – 26 Sep 2008

Actor. He began acting while attending Ohio University. He joined...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Bettie Page

22 Apr 1923 – 11 Dec 2008

Model, American Folk Figure. Called variously the "Queen of...

Randy Frederick Pausch

23 Oct 1960 – 25 Jul 2008

Professor, Author. Gained international fame after being...

No grave photo

Jacques Piccard

28 Jul 1922 – 1 Nov 2008

Scientist. One of the last oceanologists and sea adventurers who...

Unknown

Harold Pinter

10 Oct 1930 – 24 Dec 2008

Playwright, Director, Actor. Regarded by many as the most...

Suzanne Pleshette

31 Jan 1937 – 19 Jan 2008

Actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York the only child of Eugene and...

No grave photo

Sydney Pollack

1 Jul 1934 – 26 May 2008

Actor, producer and Academy Award winning motion picture...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Robert Prosky

13 Dec 1930 – 8 Dec 2008

Actor. A character performer of television, stage and films, he...

Dottie Rambo

2 Mar 1934 – 11 May 2008

Gospel Singer, Songwriter. Born Joyce Reba Luttrell. She was a...

Jerry Reed

20 Mar 1937 – 1 Sep 2008

Musician, Songwriter, Actor. Born Jerry Reed Hubbard, he caught...

Irv Robbins

6 Dec 1917 – 5 May 2008

Entrepreneur. With Burt Baskin he co-founded the Baskin-Robbins...

Bernard William Rogers

16 Jul 1921 – 27 Oct 2008

United States Army General. He served during his military career...

Tim Russert

7 May 1950 – 13 Jun 2008

Journalist. Born in Buffalo, New York, he is best remembered for...

Yves Saint Laurent

1 Aug 1936 – 1 Jun 2008

Fashion Designer. Leaving his home of Oran at the age of 17 he...

Cremated , Other
No grave photo

Roy Richard Scheider

10 Nov 1932 – 10 Feb 2008

Actor. Born the son of Anna Crosson and Roy Bernhard Scheider in...

Cremated

Paul Scofield

21 Jan 1922 – 19 Mar 2008

Actor. An acclaimed performer of stage and films whose career...

Herb Score

7 Jun 1933 – 11 Nov 2008

Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. He was a left-handed...

Irena Krzyżanowska Sendler

15 Feb 1910 – 12 May 2008

World War II Heroine. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939,...

No grave photo

Tony Snow

1 Jun 1955 – 12 Jul 2008

Presidential Press Secretary and News Anchor. Born Robert Anthony...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

11 Dec 1918 – 3 Aug 2008

Russian Novelist. In 1970, he won the Nobel Prize in literature...

Jo Elizabeth Stafford

12 Nov 1917 – 16 Jul 2008

Singer. As one of the top female vocalists during the 1940s and...

Cecil W. Stoughton

18 Jan 1920 – 3 Nov 2008

Photographer. He is best known for his famed photo of Lyndon...

Levi Stubbs

6 Jun 1936 – 17 Oct 2008

Singer. He was the lead vocalist of the legendary musical Motown...

No grave photo

Lou Teicher

24 Aug 1924 – 3 Aug 2008

Musician. Along with Art Ferrante, they formed the popular piano...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Studs Terkel

16 May 1912 – 31 Oct 2008

Author. He received a law degree from the University of Chicago...

Cremated
No grave photo

June Vincent

17 Jul 1920 – 20 Nov 2008

Actress. She is probably best remembered for her role as...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Richard Widmark

26 Dec 1914 – 24 Mar 2008

Actor. He spent his early teenage years growing up in Illinois...

No grave photo

Richard Wright

28 Jul 1943 – 15 Sep 2008

Musician. Born Richard William Wright in London, he was a...

Unknown
No grave photo

Dennis Yost

20 Jul 1943 – 7 Dec 2008

Musician. He was a founding member and lead vocalist of the 1960s...

Unknown