• Norah Baring (1907-1944) - Actress (pictured) who was thought to be still alive (at least by the IMDb and Genarians.com) was finally found to have died in a car crash over 60 years ago. She started in silent films, such as Anthony Asquith's Underground and A Cottage on Dartmoor, and then featured in early talkies, including Hitchcock's Murder!
  • Monty Berman (1913-2006) - Director, cinematographer, producer and writer, mostly of B-movies for his company, Tempean Films, like Jack the Ripper, The Siege of Sidney Street and The Hellfire Club. His greatest credits are probably as a cameraman, though. In this early position, he worked on The Edge of the World and The Third Man. He died June 14 of natural causes, in London.
  • Joel Ehrlich (1942-2006) - Executive producer on Below the Belt and Luminarias. He died on July 28 following a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Marty Farrell (c.1928-2006) - TV writer who penned script for Academy Awards broadcasts and AFI specials, and who also appeared in Raging Bull. He died of colon cancer on July 19, in Los Angeles.
  • Anthony Glass (c.1975-2006) - Assistant cameraman turned editor of DVD featurettes, including Gone With the Wind: Restoring a Legend. He died following a year-long battle with colorectal cancer on July 27.
  • Arthur Lee (1945-2006) - Singer/guitarist for the rock band Love. Though he didn't really have anything to do with the movies, there is a documentary about him in the works. Also, Bottle Rocket wouldn't be quite the same without Love's "7 and 7 is" playing during the house-robbery scene. He died thursday evening from leukemia, in Memphis.
  • Kim McLagan (1948-2006) - Wife of Who drummer Keith Moon and later Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan. She is likely to be portrayed in the upcoming Mike Myers film See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure. She died in a car accident on Wednesday.
  • Christie Palmer (c.1923-2006) - Personal assistant/publicist for Eva Gabor, Lee Meriwether, Ed McMahon, Susan Oliver and others. She died of lung cancer on July 24, in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Ken Richmond (c.1926-2006) - Former Olympic wrestler who was one of many to bang the gong at the start of J. Arthur Rank's productions. He also appeared in Mad About Men and Night and the City. He died Friday.
  • Daniel Schmid (1941-2006) - Switzerland's best-known director of films and operas. His films include Shadow of Angels, Hécate, Tosca's Kiss and Beresina. He also acted in Fassbinder's The Merchant of Four Seasons and Lili Marleen and Wenders' The American Friend. He died of cancer on Sunday, in Geneva.
  • Michael Sellers (1954-2006) - Son of Peter Sellers. He appeared alongside his father in Mr. Topaze and wrote two memoirs, PS I Love You and Sellers on Sellers, which each shed an unflattering light on him. In the recent biopic on his father, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, which Michael had no involvement in, he was portrayed by child actors George Cicco and James Bentley. He died during surgery following a heart attack on July 24, exactly 26 years after Peter's similar death.
  • Jonathan Short (1959-2006) - Art director and set designer/dresser/consultant, who most recently worked on ATL. Other credits include O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Remember the Titans and Big Fish. He died on Wednesday, of cancer.
  • Simonetta Stefanelli (1954-2006) - Italian actress best known for The Godfather, in which she played Michael Corleone's Sicilian wife, Apollonia. Most recently she appeared in Close Friends, with Asia Argento. She died of cancer on July 23 (although this hasn't been reported by any news sources).
  • Al Stevenson (c.1933-2006) - Character actor who appeared in Cornbread, Earl and Me and Critters 2: The Main Course. He died July 10, in Los Angeles.
  • Edwin Tobolowsky (1920-2006) - Associate producer on Larry Buchanan's horribly cheap B-movies for late-night television, including Mars Needs Women, Curse of the Swamp Creature, In the Year 2889 and Creature of Destruction. He was also a lawyer and successfully challenged the 1960 Dallas movie classification ordinance in the U.S. Supreme Court. He died on July 29.
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