• Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) - Oscar-winning composer (pictured) whose catchy score for The Bridge on the River Kwai is addicting for whistlers throughout the world. He also scored about 80 other films, including The Thin Red Line (1964); Suddenly, Last Summer; The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and Whistle Down the Wind. He died Saturday of a chest infection, in Norfolk, England.
  • Big Boy (1961-2006) - Alligator that appeared in Live and Let Die. He died following an illness on September 4th, in Kent, England.
  • Roy M. Brewer (c.1909-2006) - Anti-communist leader of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during Hollywood's era of blacklisting. He later was appointed a position in labor relations by union ally Ronald Reagan. He died of complications from pneumonia on September 16th.
  • Gerald Green (1922-2006) - Writer and producer whose novels His Majesty O'Keefe and The Last Angry Man were adapted into movies. He later wrote for television and then worked in film, producing Salvador and recently executive producing Herzog's Rescue Dawn. He died of pneumonia on August 29th, in Norwalk, Connecticut.
  • Mickey Hargitay (1926-2006) - Former Mr. Universe turned actor who appeared in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Hercules vs. The Hydra (with then wife Jayne Mansfield), Lady Frankenstein and Delirium. He was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a TV-movie about Mansfield, and with the bombshell actress he fathered with actress Mariska Hargitay. He died on September 14th.
  • Joseph Hayes (1918-2006) - Screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He adapted his book The Desperate Hours into a play and then into William Wyler's film (remade later by Michael Cimino). He also wrote the adapted screenplay for The Young Doctors and the novels that were adapted into Bon Voyage! and The Third Day. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on September 11th, in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • Rex Hays (1946-2006) - Actor, primarily on Broadway, who appeared in Stepmom. He died of cancer on September 8th, in New York.
  • Gove Griffith Johnson, Jr. (c.1912-2006) - Former executive vice president of the MPAA. He died of pneumonia on September 10th, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Robert Earl Jones (1911-2006) - Actor who appeared in Wild River, Odds Against Tomorrow, The Sting, Trading Places, The Cotton Club, Witness, Maniac Cop 2 and Sleepaway Camp. He was also father to James Earl Jones. He passed away on September 7th, in Englewood, New Jersey.
  • Mark Krasnoff (1963-2006) - Local actor in New Orleans who appeared in many movies that filmed there, including Skeleton Key, Glory Road, Runaway Jury and Michael Lehman's Flakes, which is currently in post-production. His body was found on Sunday in New Orleans, the cause suspected to be suicide.
  • Charles Larson (c.1923-2006) - Writer, mostly for television, whose one feature screenplay was for the western Angel in Exile. He died Thursday, in Portland, Oregon.
  • Sven Nykvist (1922-2006) - Oscar-winning cinematographer. Read James' post here.
  • Edwin Owens (c.1942-2006) - Actor who appeared in Hudson River Blues and a number of TV movies, including Cocaine: One Man's Seduction and Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo. He died of heart failure on September 16th, in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Padmini (1932-2006) - Indian actress who appeared in more than 250 films, including This Country Where the Ganges Flows and My Name is Joker. She died of a heart attack late Sunday night, in Chennai.
  • Chuck Río (c.1929-2006) - Songwriter and saxophonist for The Champs. Without his song "Tequila" the most memorable scene in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure would have never existed. He died Tuesday after suffering from Parkinson's disease.
  • Johnny Sekka (1939-2006) - Actor who appeared in Woman of Straw, Khartoum, The Message and Uptown Saturday Night. He died of lung cancer on September 14th, in Agua Dulce, California.
  • Don Walser (c. 1934-2006) - Singer and yodeler who appeared in The Hi-Lo Country. His music can also be heard in Secondhand Lions and The Horse Whisperer. He died Wednesday after a long bout with diabetes.
  • Leslie Yeo (c.1915-2006) - Actor and stage director who appeared in The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Improper Channels and Bye Bye Blues. He died of a brain tumor on September 15th, in Toronto.
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