• Duygu Asena (1946-2006) - Turkish author and women's rights advocate whose novel Kadinin Adi Yok was adapted into a hit film (in Turkey). She died July 30th of a brain tumor, in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Shiv Dayal Batish (1914-2006) - Indian musician and singer who performed music for Help! and is credited on some Indian films as a playback singer. He died July 29th, in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Alan Bell (1931-2006) - Sound editor who worked on The Last Emperor, The Whales of August, Erik the Viking and Sirens, among many others. He died August 5th, in Cornwall, England.
  • Lee Roy Davis (1955-2006) - High school football player who was on the team portrayed in Remember the Titans. He died of multiple myeloma on July 31st, in Knightdale, North Carolina.
  • Mick Dillon (1926-2006) - Jockey, stunt man and actor. He stood in for Buster Keaton in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and doubled for Ringo Starr in Help!. He also did stunts for You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and appeared in How I Won the War and Champions. He died July 23rd.
  • Peggy Doyle (1921-2006) - Actress who appeared in The Kentucky Fried Movie and Fletch. She died July 3rd, in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • Harry Russell Freeman, Jr. (1933-2006) - Dallas policeman who can be seen in the famous Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination, as he was one of the motorcyclists leading the motorcade. He can also be seen, therefore, in JFK. He died August 4th of cancer, in Mesquite, Texas.
  • John Haase (1923-2006) - Author who wrote the novels adapted into Dear Brigitte and Petulia. He died August 3rd of emphysema, in Montecito, California.
  • Michael Hurd (1928-2006) - Composer of the scores for Scrubbers and The Girls (aka Flickorna). He died August 8th, in Hampshire, England.
  • Lois January (1912-2006) - Actress who appeared in The Wizard of Oz, The Black Cat, Red Rope, Cocaine Fiends, Splendor and Life Returns. She died August 7th of Alzheimer's disease, in Los Angeles.
  • Tony Jay (1933-2006) - Actor best known for voice work. He was the narrator of Treasure Planet, Judge Frollo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book 2 (he also voiced the character on the series TaleSpin) and the voice of The Supreme Being in Time Bandits (that's Ralph Richardson at the end, though). He also appeared in Twins, Love and Death and My Stepmother Is an Alien. He died August 13th of complications from lung cancer surgery, in Los Angeles.
  • Bruno Kirby (1949-2006) - Read Erik's post.
  • Dr. Iris Ovshinsky (c.1927-2006) - Scientist and co-founder, with her husband, of ECD Ovonics; they both appeared in the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? She died Wednesday, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
  • Nick Papac (1980-2006) - Assistant property master and armourer who worked on Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Domino, Flags of Our Fathers, and Miami Vice. He died on August 12th on the set of The Kingdom. Read Erik's post on the tragedy.
  • Bernard Rapp (1945-2006) - French journalist, author, news anchor, producer, screenwriter and director. His films include Tiré à Part, A Matter of Taste and No Big Deal. He died of lung cancer Thursday, in Paris.
  • Candice Rialson (1951-2006) - Actress who appeard in Winter Kills, Candy Stripe Nurses and Chatterbox. According to Quentin Tarantino, she was the inspiration for Bridget Fonda's character in Jackie Brown. She died of liver disease on March 31st, in Palmdale, California.
  • Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) - Photographer who took the famous shot of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima in 1945. Without the picture, Clint Eastwood's upcoming Flags of Our Fathers might not have been made. He died of natural causes yesterday, in Novato, California.
  • Sig Shore (1919-2006) - Producer of Superfly and its two sequels, the last of which he also directed. He also directed That's the Way of the World, with Harvey Keitel, and The Survivalist. He died Wednesday following a long illness, in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • Alan Vint (? -2006) - Actor who appeared in Badlands, The Panic in Needle Park and Macon County Line. He died Wednesday of multiple organ failure, in Sherman Oaks, California.
  • Nicholas Webster (1912-2006) - Director of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (pictured, from its Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode) and Gone Are the Days! (aka The Man from C.O.T.T.O.N.). He died August 12th after a long illness, in Santa Monica, California.
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