2018 Celebrity Deaths

We remember celebrities we've lost this year.
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Sunday | 8.19.2018

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Born August 19

By: Legacy Staff

Coco Chanel  (Photo by Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

Coco Chanel did no less than change the way the women of the world dress, offering a sporty, casual look that a generation of corseted women was eager to embrac

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Died August 19

By: Legacy Staff

Groucho Marx (Wikimedia Commons)

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx and his brothers were comedy superstars, starting out performing in vaudeville shows before starring in classic films like "Duck Sou

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Born August 18

By: Legacy Staff

Patrick Swayze was a classically trained dancer, and he danced his way into lots of hearts in "Dirty Dancing." We remember Swayze's life today as well as the li

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Died August 18

By: Legacy Staff

Scott McKenzie (Getty/Michael Ochs Archives)

Singer-songwriter Scott McKenzie captured the gentle, hopeful air of the 1960s youth culture with his hit song "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your H

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Died August 14

By: Legacy Staff

Lisa Robin Kelly (Getty)

Lisa Robin Kelly was known best for playing Laurie Forman, Eric's sister, on "That '70s Show." We remember Kelly's life today as well as the lives of other nota

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Born August 11

By: Legacy Staff

Alex Haley  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Alex Haley was known best for the one novel he completed: "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." We remember Haley's life today as well as the lives of other

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Died August 10

By: Legacy Staff

Isaac Hayes (Getty/GAB Archive)

Isaac Hayes' soulful, funk-infused music won him an Oscar for the theme from "Shaft," making him the third African-American to win an Academy Award

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Died August 9

By: Legacy Staff

Bernie Mac (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Bernie Mac made us laugh, whether he was performing stand-up comedy, starring in his own sitcom, or making memorable appearances in movies

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Born August 2

By: Legacy Staff

Carroll O'Connor (Getty/CBS)

Carroll O'Connor helped to redefine television comedy in the 1970s as Archie Bunker, using the medium to tackle issues of race relations, women's rights, a

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Born August 1

By: Legacy Staff

Jerry Garcia (Getty/Michael Putland)

Jerry Garcia led the counterculture of the 1960s in a musical movement that included peace, love, and lots of extended musical interludes

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Died August 15

By: Legacy Staff

Will Rogers (Getty/Bettmann)

Will Rogers, known affectionately as Oklahoma's Favorite Son, was a leading comedic voice during the Progressive Era in the early 20th century

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Died August 5

By: Legacy Staff

Marilyn Monroe  (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but is known better to the world as Marilyn Monroe, an icon of beauty, glamor, talent, and tragedy

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Died August 1

By: Legacy Staff

Corazon Aquino  (Photo by Eric BOUVET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Corazon Aquino went from self-described "plain housewife" to president of the Philippines in 1986, swept into office by the People Power Revolution

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Died August 16

By: Legacy Staff

Elvis (Photo by RB/Redferns)

Elvis Presley, or the King to his fans, transformed popular culture in post-World War II America with his voice, charm, and gyrating hips

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Born August 10

By: Legacy Staff

Jimmy Dean  (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage

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Died August 8

By: Legacy Staff

Glen Campbell

We remember the "Rhinestone Cowboy," Glen Campbell, the country superstar who charted 80 hit songs in his career as well as the lives of other notable

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Died August 7

By: Legacy Staff

Peter Jennings (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Peter Jennings, one of America's most trusted voices in news, anchored ABC's "World News Tonight" for more than 20 years – but before that, he was&nbs

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Born August 4

By: Legacy Staff

Louis Armstrong (Getty)

Louis Armstrong was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, famed for his trumpet playing, gravelly voice, and seemingly ever-present big smil