Dec. 28, 2008 -- Eartha Kitt, 81 -- Seductive entertainer. Best known for her trademark "purr," she was among the first African American sex symbols.
Harold Pinter, 78 -- Nobel-Prize winning British playwright.
Robert Mulligan, 83 -- Director.
THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF SEVEN SOLDIERS AND MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ.
Army SSG Jonathan W. Dean, 25, of Henagar, Ala.
Army PFC Coleman W. Hinkefent, 19, of Coweta, Okla.
Marine LCpl Thomas Reilly Jr., 19, of London, Ky.
Army SSG Christopher G. Smith, 28, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Army SPC Stephen M. Okray, 21, of St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Army SPC Stephen G. Zapasnik, 19, of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Army MAJ John P. Pryor, 42, of Moorestown, N.J.