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2008 Year In Review

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  • Sir Edmund Hillary in 2007
  • Bobby Fischer
  • Heath Ledger in 2006
  • Archbishop Christodoulos
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967
  • Roy Scheider
  • Douglas Fraser
  • William F. Buckley Jr. in 2004
  • This is an undated photo provided by the family of Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon.
  • Howard Metzenbaum
  • Arthur C. Clarke in the late 1960s
  • Abby Mann
  • Dith Pran
  • Charlton Heston in 1984
  • Dr. Patrick Hillery
  • Danny Federici
  • Monica Lovinescu
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Robert Mondavi
  • Hamilton Jordan
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Yves St Laurent, left, kisses the bride's hand at the end of his presentation of his 1998 spring summer high fashion show in Paris Wednesday Jan. 21, 1998.
  • Tim Russert
  • Cyd Charisse
  • This is a March 19, 2004 file photo of actor and comedian George Carlin posing in a New York hotel.
  • Jesse Helms
  • In this July 31, 2007 file photo, Tony Snow, then as White House Press Secretary, responds to a reporters question in the White House briefing room in Washington.
  • Jo Stafford, a singer who was a favorite of GIs during World War II and whose recordings made the pop music charts dozens of times in the 1950s is shown. Stafford died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, of congestive heart failure at her home in Century City area of Los Angeles. She was 90.
  • Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who had been living in exile, smiles before his interview on french television in Paris. Solzhenitsyn stated that Russia's political system was a pseudo-democracy.
  • Bernie Mac is shown in this, March 6, 2004, file photo in Universal City, Calif.
  • Isaac Hayes
  • In this Monday, May 9, 2005 file photo, LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band performs with the band at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
  • Del Martin, left, places a ring on her partner Phyllis Lyon, right, in this June 16, 2008 file photo during their wedding ceremony officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, center, at City Hall in San Francisco.
  • Don LaFontaine, a voice over actor, poses for a photo next to a Hollywood Walk of Fame look alike star given to him by his wife, in his recording studio in his Silver Lake home in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.
  • Don Haskins
  • In this file photo dated March 3, 1967, members of the rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, left, Nick Mason, second from left, Syd Barrett, second from right, and Richard Wright, right, leap from the steps of EMI House in London.
  • In this Jan. 2, 1956 file photo, actor Paul Newman poses in Hollywood, Calif. Spokeswoman for Paul Newman says that the screen legend has died at age 83 after battling cancer.
  • Jan. 31, 1967 : members of the Kingston Trio, from left: Bob Shane, John Stewart and Nick Reynolds are pictured in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Reynolds, a founding member of the Kingston Trio who jump-started the revival folk scene of the late 1950s and paved the way for other artists.
  • This Feb. 4, 1965 file photo shows Lloyd Thaxton on the set of his teenage dance show "Lloyd Thaxton's Record Shop" in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
  • Edie Adams poses in this 1963 file photo for her variety special "Here's Edie." Adams, the blond beauty who won a Tony Award for bringing Daisy Mae to life on Broadway and was television foil for her husband, Ernie Kovacs, died Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008, in a Los Angeles hospital.
  • In a Jan. 14, 1996 file photo Mr. Blackwell announces his 37th Annual Worst Dressed Women List in Los Angeles.Blackwell died Sunday of complications from an intestinal infection, publicist Harlan Boll said.
  • A May 15, 2007 file photo shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel at his home in Chicago. Terkel died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. He was 96.
  • In this Dec. 7, 2004 file photo, author Michael Crichton poses at The Peninsula Hotel in New York. Crichton died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in Los Angeles, at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, according to his family.
  • In this Sept. 7, 1997 file photo, longtime Cleveland Indians broadcaster Herb Score waves to the crowd as he is honored before the game between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians in Cleveland.
  • Screewriter Irving Brecher smiles as he arrives for the 60th Anniversary screening of one of Judy Garland's favorite films "Meet Me in St. Louis" DVD release screening at Directors Guild of America, Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Los Angeles.
  • In this Jan. 7, 2003 file photo, playwright and author William Gibson, 88, who moved audiences with his story of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," sits with his cat Reilly at their home in Stockbridge, Mass.
  • Odetta arrives to the "Salute to the Blues" concert at Radio City Music Hall in this Friday, Feb. 7, 2003 file photo taken in New York.
  • Bettie Page
  • W. Mark Felt appears in front of his home Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mark Felt, 91, was second-in-command at the FBI in the early 1970s.
  • Eartha Kitt poses in this 1978 file photo. At 69, Kitt continues to entertain new generations, drawing Generation X'ers to her cabaret shows.

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