• Peter Barkworth (1929-2006) - English actor who appeared in Patton, International Velvet and Wilde. He died of bronchopneumonia on October 21, in London.
  • Megan Barnett (c.1959-2006) - A VP at Walt Disney Co. and formerly a VP at Universal Studios. She died from complications due to an aortic dissection on September 29.
  • Don Christensen (1916-2006) - Cartoonist and writer who worked on many animated films. He was a sketch artist on Pinocchio and Dumbo, then left following the big Disney animators strike of 1941 to work as a storyman or art director for studios such as Warner Bros., Filmation, Hanna-Barbera and Marvel Productions. Some of the shorts he wrote include Gopher Goofy, the racially controversial Tokio Jokio and Daffy's Southern Exposure. He passed away on October 18.
  • Nelson de la Rosa (1968-2006) - Diminutive Dominican actor ("the world's shortest") who appeared in The Island of Dr. Moreau (as Brando's little sidekick) and Rat Man. He died of unknown causes on October 22, in New York City.
  • Guy Daniels (1924-2006) - Independent producer and consultant who also served as James Mason's stunt double on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He died of cancer October 13, in Redlands, California.
  • Daryl Duke (c.1929-2006) - Director who won an Emmy for The Thornbirds mini-series. He also directed Payday, The Silent Partner and Tai-Pan. He died after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis on October 21, in West Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Rogerio Duprat (1932-2006) - Brazilian composer who scored many films from his native country. He died Thursday after battling with bladder cancer and Alzheimer's disease, in Sao Paulo.
  • Daniel Emilfork (1924-2006) - French actor (pictured) who is best known today for playing the villainous Krank in City of Lost Children and Satan in the '71 cult-horror classic The Devil's Nightmare. He also appeared in What's New Pussycat, Fellini's Casanova and Polanski's Pirates. He died of natural causes on October 17, in Paris.
  • Nersi Gorgia (c.1938-2006) - Iranian actor who appeared in Cease Fire, Snake's Fang and The Mountain Tiger. He died of heart failure October 21.
  • Arthur Hill (1922-2006) - Actor who appeared in The Andromeda Strain, Futureworld and A Bridge Too Far. He also narrated Something Wicked This Way Comes. He died of Alzheimer's disease on October 22.
  • Tommy Johnson (c.1935-2006) - Tuba player who can be heard prominently on the theme to Jaws. He also performed on the soundtracks to The Godfather, Titanic and the Star Trek films. He died from complications of cancer and liver failure on October 16, in Los Angeles.
  • Phyllis Kirk (1929-2006) - Actress best known for the original House of Wax; she also played Nora Charles in a very short-lived TV-series based on The Thin Man. She died from a post cerebral aneurysm on October 19, in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Lebo Mathosa (1977-2006) - South African pop star who appeared in Soldiers of the Rock. She died in a car crash on October 23, near Johannesburg.
  • Michael Noel (c.1954-2006) - Actor who appeared in Cecil B. Demented and Dave. He died after suffering from pneumonia and sepsis on October 12, in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Spoony Singh (1922-2006) - Creator/founder of the Hollywood Wax Museum, where tourists can see lifelike depictions of their favorite movie stars. He died of congestive heart failure on October 18, in Malibu, California.
  • Theodore Taylor (1921-2006) - Writer best known for his young-adult novel "The Cay" who also wrote the Rock Hudson/Dean Martin western Showdown. Before becoming a writer, he was also a production assistant on The Counterfeit Traitor and The Rat Race and a production coordinator on Tora! Tora! Tora! He died from complications of a heart attack Thursday, in Laguna Beach, California.
  • Sandy West (c.1959-2006) - Drummer for The Runaways who was featured in the rock-doc Edgeplay. She died of lung cancer on October 21.
  • Jane Wyatt (1910-2006) - Actress best known for her TV work on Father Knows Best, but who was also memorable in Lost Horizon and for her reprisal of another of her TV roles, as Spock's mother, Amanda, in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She died on October 20, in Bel Air, California.
CATEGORIES Cinematical