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Bernie Mac

4 October 1957 to 8 August 2008

Launched to national prominence by Spike Lee’s documentary The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000), Mac followed this up with The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006). He also found success in movies such as Friday (1995), Life (1999), Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and its two sequels, Guess Who? (2005) and Soul Men (2008).

- Read Bernie Mac's Guardian Obituary