2008 In Memoriam

Another year has passed, and with it has passed some of the brightest talents of the last century. Herein is a list of some of the names that left us in 2008—but only in the flesh. Their legacies will live long into the future. Charisse’s gams, Hubbard‘s trumpet, Newman’s bravura, Ledger‘s passion; Pollack’s vision and Widmark’s gravitas are a part of our cultural fabric.


  • Richard Widmark
  • Cyd Charisse
  • Paul Scofield
  • Charlton Heston
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Dick Martin
  • Harvey Korman
  • Brad Renfro
  • Suzanne Pleshette
  • Heath Ledger
  • Bo Diddley
  • George Carlin
  • Jo Stafford
  • Estelle Getty
  • Bernie Mac
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Jerry Reed
  • Paul Newman
  • Michael Chricton
  • Paul Benedict
  • Odetta
  • Van Johnson
    Harold Pinter
  • George Brecht
  • Bettie Page
  • Richard Wright
  • Freddie Hubbard
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Paul Newman

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

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