• Tina Aumont (1946-2006) - -Franco-American actress (pictured) who appeared in Torso, Lifespan, Texas Across the River and Fellini's Casanova. Her parents were actors Jean-Pierre Aumont (Day for Night) and Maria Montez (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves). She died of a pulmonary embolism October 28, in France.
  • Stanley Brossett (c.1937-2006) -- Unit publicist who started at MGM (where he was uncredited) before working independently. His credits include Beverly Hills Cop, The Cannonball Run, The Prince of Tides, K-19: The Widowmaker and Because of Winn-Dixie. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2000 by the Publicist's Guild. He died of complications relating to multiple myeloma on October 24, in Santa Monica, California.
  • Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908-2006) - Co-author, with brother Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., of the autobiographical book Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel Belles on Their Toes, both of which were made into movies in the early '50s. Cheaper was remade a few years ago but loosely, and its sequel Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is not based on Belles. She died Saturday, in Fresno, California.
  • William Franklyn (1926-2006) -- British actor who appeared in Cul-de-sac, The Satanic Rites of Dracula and Splitting Heirs. He died after a long battle with prostate cancer.
  • Florence Healey French (c.1924-2006) -- Actress who appeared in Wait Until Spring, Bandini. She died Saturday, in Denver.
  • James Glennon (1942-2006) -- Emmy-winning cinematographer of the HBO series Deadwood. He was Alexander Payne's DP for three films (ending with About Schmidt) and also shot Flight of the Navigator, El Norte, Good Boy! and he was a location DP on Return of the Jedi, a camera operator on Ordinary People and an assistant cameraman on The Conversation. He was the son of cinematographer Bert Glennon (Stagecoach). He died of cancer October 19, in Los Angeles.
  • Peter Henton (c.1946-2006) - Producer of BAFTA/LA's Britannia awards. He died October 27, in Los Angeles.
  • Danièle Huillet (1936-2006) - French filmmaker who wrote, directed and edited many films with her husband Jean-Marie Straub. The couple's latest, Quei Loro Incontri ("These Encounters of Theirs") screened in competition at this year's Venice Film Festival, where they won a Special Lion. Other films include The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Class Relations, The Death of Empedocles and Sicilia! She died of cancer October 9, in Cholet, France.
  • Kenneth Kendall (1921-2006) - Portrait painter and sculptor whose best known work is a bronze bust of James Dean now on display at the Griffith Observatory, which was a prominent location in Rebel Without a Cause. He also appeared in The Reckless Moment, The Came from Beyond Space and 2001: A Space Odyssey. He died of complications from diabetes September 3, in Los Angeles.
  • Florence Klotz (1920-2006) - Tony-Award-winning costume designer whose film credits include Something for Everyone and A Little Night Music. She died in her sleep Wednesday, in New York City.
  • Nigel Kneale (1922-2006) - Writer who created the TV-series The Quartermass Experiment, which spawned a number of films. He also wrote the story "The Creature" which was adapted into the film The Abominable Snowman, penned the screenplays for Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer and he wrote the original script for Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but took his name off the film after disapproving of the final version of the movie. He died October 29.
  • Marika Kolouta (c.1921-2006) - Greek actress who appeared in Doktor Epameinondas, Kapetan Skorpios and When the Husband Travels. She died of natural causes October 29, in Athens.
  • Richard Ramos (c.1941-2006) - Actor who appeared in Klute, Die Hard: With a Vengeance and the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. He died last week, in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Leonard Schrader (c.1944-2006) - Screenwriter who received an Oscar nomination for his adaptation for Kiss of the Spider Woman. He also co-wrote The Yakuza, Blue Collar and Misima: A Life in Four Chapters with his brother Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), who directed the latter two, and wrote and directed Naked Tango. He died of heart failure Thursday, in Los Angeles.
  • Robert N. Scott (1926-2006) - Actor (confused on IMDB with this man) who appeared in It's a Wonderful Life as the guy who opens the gymnasium floor to reveal the swimming pool underneath. He died of cancer with complications from pneumonia on October 24, in Bakersfield, California.
  • Frank Shaw (c.1933-2006) - Co-writer of The Frisco Kid and the TV-movie Black Bart, which was based on Blazing Saddles and may have been intended as a series pilot. He also appeared in the original The Producers. He died October 25, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Adrienne Shelly (1966-2006) - See my full post on the actress here.
  • William Styron (1925-2006) - Pulitzer-Prize-winning author whose novel "Sophie's Choice" and short-story "Shadrach" were both adapted into feature films. He died of pneumonia on Wednesday, in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
  • Lindalee Tracey (1957-2006) - Filmmaker and actress who made the doc Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya and appeared in Street Smart and Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography, appearing in the latter as herself, while performing as a stripper under the name Fonda Peters. She died of breast cancer October 19, in Toronto.
  • Milly Vitale (1932-2006) - Italian actress who appeared in King Vidor's War and Peace, The Family Doctor and The Seven Little Foys. She died Thursday.
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