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what celebrities have died in 2005-2006?

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    Year 2005


    Shirley Chisholm (politician) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2005. Born November 30, 1924. First black Congresswoman, she ran for president in 1972. Obituary

    Cyril Fletcher (comic) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2005. Born June 25, 1913. Co-presenter of That's Life, radio star. IMDb Obituary

    Frank Kelly Freas (artist) -- Dead. Died January 2, 2005. Born August 27, 1922. Award-winning science fiction artist who also did quite a lot of art for Mad. AwardWeb Obituary

    Will Eisner (artist/author) -- Dead. Following heart surgery. Died January 3, 2005. Born March 6, 1917. Created The Spirit, wrote extensively about creating comics in Graphic Storytelling. IMDb Obituary

    Humphrey Carpenter (writer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 4, 2005. Born April 29, 1946. Wide-ranging biographer (J. R. R. Tolkien, Benjamin Britten), reviewer and children's writer. IMDb Obituary

    Jimmy Griffin (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 11, 2005. Born August 10, 1943. A founder of Bread, he wrote the Oscar award-winning "For All We Know". IMDb Obituary

    Thelma White (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 11, 2005. Born April 12, 1910. One of the leads in the infamous Reefer Madness. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Amrish Puri (Bollywood star) -- Dead. Brain hemorrhage/myelodysplastic syndrome. Died January 12, 2005. Born June 22, 1932. Probably best-known worldwide as the human-sacrificing high priest in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. IMDb Obituary

    Charlotte MacLeod (writer) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died January 14, 2005. Born November 12, 1922. Rest You Merry and many other mysteries. Obituary

    Ruth Warrick (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 15, 2005. Born June 29, 1915. Starred on All My Children for over 30 years. Make memorial contributions to: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. IBDB IMDb

    H. Bentley Glass (geneticist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 16, 2005. Born January 17, 1906. Pioneering geneticist whose controversial theories spurred many debates on ethical issues; promoted the theory that only the cockroach would survive total nuclear war. Obituary

    Virginia Mayo (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia/heart failure. Died January 17, 2005. Born November 30, 1920. The Best Years of Our Lives, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. IMDb

    Zhao Ziyang (Chinese leader) -- Dead. Died January 17, 2005. Born October 17, 1919. A Chinese leader who tried to bring democratic reforms, outsted from power during the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Obituary

    Lamont Bentley (actor) -- Dead. Car accident. Died January 18, 2005. Born October 25, 1973. Hakeem on Moesha, bit parts in a number of movies. IMDb Obituary

    Johnny Carson (TV host) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died January 23, 2005. Born October 23, 1925. Longtime host of The Tonight Show (1962-1992), rumored to have done a little joke-writing for David Letterman before his death. IMDb Obituary

    Phil Johnson (architect) -- Dead. Died January 25, 2005. Born July 8, 1906. The first winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, he designed Avery Fisher Hall and the AT&T building in New York City. Obituary

    Raymond Peterson (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 25, 2005. Born April 23, 1939. "Tell Laura I Love Her", Elvis recorded his "The Wonder of You". IMDb Obituary


    John Vernon (actor) -- Dead. After heart surgery. Died February 1, 2005. Born February 24, 1932. Dean Wormer on Animal House, heard in many recent video games. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Max Schmeling (boxer) -- Dead. Died February 2, 2005. Born September 28, 1905. German world heavyweight champion during the Nazi regime who fought black American boxer Joe Louis, beat him once but Louis later knocked him out in the first round of the rematch. IMDb Obituary

    Ernst Mayr (evolutionary biologist) -- Dead. Died February 3, 2005. Born July 5, 1904. Ornithology curator at the American Museum of Natural History for 20 years, he later went to teach at Harvard University, developed the field of modern evolutionary biology, and founded the journal Evolution. Obituary

    Ossie Davis (actor/writer/activist) -- Dead. Died February 4, 2005. Born December 18, 1917. Kennedy in Bubba Ho-tep, the judge in The Stand, married to Ruby Dee for over 50 years, very active in the civil rights movement. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Karl Haas (radio show host) -- Dead. Died February 6, 2005. Born circa 1914. Opened the English version of his international classical music show Adventures in Good Music with his distinctive "Hello everyone...". Obituary

    Keith Knudsen (drummer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 8, 2005. Born February 18, 1948. Longtime drummer for the Doobie Brothers. Make memorial contributions to: National Veterans Foundation.

    Arthur Miller (playwright) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died February 10, 2005. Born October 17, 1915. The Crucible, After the Fall, and Death of a Salesman, briefly married to Marilyn Monroe, father of Rebecca Miller, father-in-law of Daniel Day-Lewis. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Fritz Scholder (artist/teacher) -- Dead. Pneumonia/diabetes. Died February 10, 2005. Born October 6, 1937. Painted modern Indians and many colorful posters. Obituary

    Samuel Alderson (engineer) -- Dead. Myelofibrosis, pneumonia. Died February 11, 2005. Born 1900. Inventor best-known for automotive crash test dummies. Obituary

    Jack Chalker (writer) -- Dead. Heart failure/kidney failure. Died February 11, 2005. Born December 17, 1944. Started Mirage Press, wrote many books, including Midnight at the Well of Souls. Obituary

    Brian Kelly (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 12, 2005. Born February 14, 1931. The father on Flipper, partially paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, an executive producer of Blade Runner. IMDb Obituary

    Sammi Smith (singer) -- Dead. Died February 12, 2005. Born August 5, 1943. "Help Me Make It Through the Night". IMDb Obituary

    Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos (nun/writer) -- Dead. Old age. Died February 13, 2005. Born March 22, 1907. Long-surviving member of the Portugese children who witnessed a vision at Fatima in 1917, later became a nun. Obituary

    Nicole DeHuff (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 16, 2005. Born January 6, 1974. Meet the Parents actress who was spiked by Ben Stiller in a game of volleyball. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    F. M. Busby (writer) -- Dead. Following abdominal surgery. Died February 17, 2005. Born March 11, 1921. Rissa Kerguelen.

    Daniel O'Herlihy (actor) -- Dead. Died February 17, 2005. Born May 1, 1919. Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Robocop. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Sandra Dee (actress) -- Dead. Kidney disease. Died February 20, 2005. Born April 23, 1942. A Summer Place, married to Bobby Darin. IMDb Obituary

    John Raitt (actor/singer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 20, 2005. Born January 29, 1917. Great singer who originated the role of Billy Bigelow in Carosel on Broadway, played opposite Doris Day in Pajama Game, Bonnie Raitt's father. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Hunter S. Thompson (writer) -- Dead. Suicide. Died February 20, 2005. Born July 18, 1939. The phrase "gonzo journalism" was invented for him, wrote books like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, had his ashes sent up with fireworks over Colorado on 8/30/05. IMDb Obituary

    Harry Simeone (music director/arranger) -- Dead. Died February 22, 2005. Born May 9, 1911. His children's chorale helped to popularize "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?", arranger for Bing Crosby. IMDb Obituary

    Simone Simon (actress) -- Dead. . Died February 22, 2005. Born April 23, 1910. Seventh Heaven, the original The Cat People. IMDb Obituary

    Peter Benenson (activist/lawyer) -- Dead. Died February 25, 2005. Born July 31, 1921. Founded Amnesty International in 1961. Obituary


    Martin Denny (Hawaiian musicmaker) -- Dead. Died March 2, 2005. Born April 5, 1911. Popularizer of Exotica music, earlier in his career, he led a band for Hildegarde. Make memorial contributions to: Live Music Awareness Martin Denny Fund for Aspiring Musicians, 949 Kapi'olani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814 IMDb Obituary

    Hans Bethe (physicist) -- Dead. Died March 6, 2005. Born July 2, 1906. Another German escapee from the Nazis who went to work for the Manhattan Project and spent most of his career studying stars at Cornell. Obituary

    Teresa Wright (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 6, 2005. Born October 27, 1918. Long career, including The Rainmaker, won a supporting actress Oscar for Mrs. Miniver. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Debra Hill (producer/writer) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died March 7, 2005. Born 1950. Produced and/or wrote many John Carpenter movies, including Halloween. IMDb Obituary

    Chris LeDoux (singer/rodeo star) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died March 9, 2005. Born October 2, 1948. Popular bareback rodeo rider who migrated to country music after his retirement. Obituary

    Dave Allen (comic) -- Dead. . Died March 10, 2005. Born July 6, 1936. Irish comic who spent much of his life commenting on it from British television, briefly had a Broadway show in 1981. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Danny Joe Brown (rocker) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes/stroke. Died March 10, 2005. Born 1951. Singer and a founding member of Molly Hatchet. Obituary

    Lyn Collins (singer) -- Dead. Cardiac arrhythmia. Died March 13, 2005. Born June 12, 1948. R+B backup singer for James Brown, released Think (About It) and Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Don Durant (actor) -- Dead. Lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma. Died March 15, 2005. Born November 20, 1932. Johnny Ringo. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Andre Norton (writer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 17, 2005. Born February 17, 1912. Wrote many fantasy and young adult books (Witch World series), mentored hundreds of young writers. Make memorial contributions to: Saint Jude Children's Hospital or Veterinary Services, c/o The Noah Fund, PO Box 10128, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. IMDb Obituary

    John DeLorean (entrepreneur) -- Dead. Stroke. Died March 19, 2005. Born January 6, 1925. Created the Pontiac GTO, then the futuristic DeLorean car (with the doors that raise rather than open outward. FindAGrave

    Andrew Toti (inventor) -- Dead. Died March 20, 2005. Born July 24, 1915. Held 550 patents, helped to invent the "Mae West" life vest and breathing tubes. Make memorial contributions to: Community Hospice, Modesto or SPCA of Stanislaus Obituary

    Bobby Short (classy pianist/singer) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died March 21, 2005. Born September 15, 1924. New York City institution, played at the Hotel Carlyle for 36 years, played himself in Hannah and Her Sisters. IMDb Obituary

    Barney Martin (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 21, 2005. Born March 3, 1923. Jerry's dad on Seinfeld. IBDB IMDb

    Greg Garrison (director) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 25, 2005. Born circa 1923. Directed many old TV shows, particularly The Dean Martin Show. IMDb Obituary

    Paul Henning (TV producer) -- Dead. Died March 25, 2005. Born September 16, 1911. Created The Beverly Hillbillies, co-wrote Bedtime Story that was later adapted as Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Georgeanna Seegar Jones (obstetrician/fertility specialist) -- Dead. Heart failure/Alzheimer's. Died March 26, 2005. Born July 6, 1912. With her husband Howard, she helped develop in vitro fertilization and they oversaw the first in vitro babies in the US. Make memorial contributions to: Georgeanna Seegar Jones Research Fund Obituary

    Johnnie Cochran (lawyer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died March 29, 2005. Born October 2, 1937. LA lawyer for OJ in the infamous Simpson/Goldman murder case. IMDb Obituary

    Mitch Hedberg (comic) -- Dead. Heart failure/(drugs?). Died March 30, 2005. Born February 24, 1968. Frequent David Letterman guest. IMDb Obituary

    Frank Perdue (businessman) -- Dead. Died March 31, 2005. Born May 9, 1920. Popularized his company with many years of TV commercials, he planned to live to 100 by eating chicken... Obituary


    Pope John Paul II (Leader of the Roman Catholic Church) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease/heart failure/kidney failure. Died April 2, 2005. Born May 18, 1920. Born Karol Wojtyla, he was the first Polish pope, he served from 1978-2005, widely-traveled, multi-lingual. IMDb

    Saul Bellow (writer) -- Dead. Died April 5, 2005. Born June 10, 1915. Many books and stories, including Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, fathered a child when he was 84. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Dale Messick (cartoonist) -- Dead. Strokes. Died April 5, 2005. Born April 11, 1906. One of the first female comic strip writers, she created Brenda Starr and wrote it for over 40 years. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Debralee Scott (redhead) -- Dead. Alcoholism. Died April 6, 2005. Born April 2, 1953. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Welcome Back Kotter and Match Game. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Prince Rainier Grimaldi (prince) -- Dead. Died April 6, 2005. Born May 31, 1923. Ruler of Monaco since 1949, his marriage to Grace Kelly made him a household name. IMDb Obituary

    Andrea Dworkin (writer/activist) -- Dead. Died April 9, 2005. Born September 26, 1946. Anti-porn feminist activist, wrote anumber of books including Pornography - Men Possessing Women. IMDb Obituary

    Maurice Hilleman (microbiologist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 11, 2005. Born August 30, 1919. Prolific vaccine developer responsible for vaccines that fought mumps, measles, chickenpox, pneumonia, meningitis, hepatitis and other communicable diseases. Obituary

    Marla Ruzicka (humanitarian) -- Dead. Murdered by Iraqi terrorists. Died April 16, 2005. Born circa 1977. Founded CIVIC to raise money for civilians in war zones, killed by a car bomber. Make memorial contributions to: Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict. Obituary

    Ruth Hussey (actress) -- Dead. Died April 19, 2005. Born October 30, 1911. Oscar-nominated for The Philadelphia Story. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Philip Morrison (physicist/educator) -- Dead. . Died April 22, 2005. Born November 7, 1915. One of the A-bomb developers, he went on to help develop SETI and narrated the famous short subject Powers of 10. IMDb Obituary

    Sir John Mills (actor) -- Dead. Died April 23, 2005. Born February 22, 1908. Won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role of a mute in Ryan's Daughter, husband of Mary Hayley Bell, father of Juliet and Hayley. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Mason Adams (actor) -- Dead. Died April 26, 2005. Born February 26, 1919. Lou Grant and many commercial voiceovers, particularly for Smucker's. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Maria Schell (actress) -- Dead. Died April 26, 2005. Born January 15, 1926. Superman, The Brothers Karamozov and the sister of Maximilian Schell. IBDB IMDb Obituary


    Elisabeth Fraser (actress) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died May 5, 2005. Born April 30, 1920. Bilko's girlfriend on TV, Sadie in A Patch of Blue. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Frank Gorshin (mimic/actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/lung cancer. Died May 17, 2005. Born April 5, 1934. Played the Riddler in the Batman TV series, toured as George Burns in the one-man show Say Goodnight Gracie. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Henry Corden (voice) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died May 19, 2005. Born January 6, 1920. Voiced Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed. IMDb Obituary

    J. D. Cannon (actor) -- Dead. Died May 20, 2005. Born April 24, 1922. Clifford on McCloud. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Paul Ricoeur (philosopher/professor) -- Dead. Died May 20, 2005. Born February 27, 1913. Developed phenomenology, wrote many books including Freedom and Nature. Obituary

    Stephen Elliott (actor) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died May 21, 2005. Born November 27, 1918. Arthur's potential fiancee's father in Arthur movies, Tony-nominated actor. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Howie Morris (second banana/comic/TV director) -- Dead. Heart ailment. Died May 21, 2005. Born September 4, 1919. Your Show of Shows, Ernest T Bass on the Andy Griffith Show. IMDb Obituary

    Pat York (writer/teacher) -- Dead. Car accident. Died May 21, 2005. Born circa 1947. "You Wandered Off Like A Foolish Child To Break Your Heart And Mine". Obituary

    Thurl Ravenscroft (voice) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died May 22, 2005. Born February 16, 1914. Voice of Tony the Tiger, and memorably sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". IMDb Obituary

    Ismail Merchant (classy producer/occassional director) -- Dead. Ulcers. Died May 25, 2005. Born December 25, 1936. The Indian founder of Merchant Ivory Productions, produced Remains of the Day. IMDb Obituary

    Eddie Albert (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died May 26, 2005. Born April 22, 1906. Green Acres. IBDB IMDb Obituary


    Leon Askin (actor) -- Dead. Died June 1, 2005. Born September 18, 1907. One of several Jewish refugees from the Nazis who later appeared on Hogan's Heroes, he played Gen. Burkhalter. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Lucy Richardson (art director/Beatles inspiration) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died June 1, 2005. Born circa 1957. Did the art direction for Chocolat and Elizabeth, but, as a childhood friend of Julian Lennon's, helped inspired John Lennon's most ellipital title "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". IMDb Obituary

    Michael Billington (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 3, 2005. Born December 24, 1941. Paul Foster in UFO (died five days before his UFO co-star Ed Bishop), Barsov in The Spy Who Loved Me. Make memorial contributions to: Marie Curie Cancer Center. IMDb Obituary

    Anne Bancroft (actress) -- Dead. Uterine cancer. Died June 6, 2005. Born September 17, 1931. Married to Mel Brooks, played Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, won an Oscar for playing Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. IBDB IMDb FindAGrave

    Dana Elcar (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died June 6, 2005. Born October 10, 1927. Pete Thornton on McGyver, Agent Polk in The Sting, a founder of the L.A. Actor's Theater. IBDB IMDb FindAGrave

    Ed Bishop (actor) -- Dead. Hospital virus(?). Died June 8, 2005. Born June 11, 1932. Ed Straker in UFO (died five days after his UFO co-star Michael Billington), various voices on the animated version of Star Trek. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Lane Smith (actor) -- Dead. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Died June 13, 2005. Born April 29, 1936. Played Nixon in The Final Days, Perry White in Lois and Clark. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Jack Kilby (engineer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 20, 2005. Born November 8, 1923. Invented the microchip and pocket calculator for Texas Instruments, won a Nobel Prize. Make memorial contributions to: The Jack Kilby Fund in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Illinois Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 West Green, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Obituary

    Shana Alexander (journalist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 23, 2005. Born October 6, 1925. Argued on "Point-CounterPoint" on 60 Minutes in the late '70s. IMDb Obituary

    Paul Winchell (ventriloquist/inventor/acupuncture doctorate) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died June 24, 2005. Born December 21, 1922. Voice of Tigger in many Winnie the Pooh movies, including Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (died the day before the voice of Piglet, John Fiedler), also the master behind Jerry Mahoney. IMDb

    John Fiedler (actor) -- Dead. Died June 25, 2005. Born February 3, 1925. Voiced Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh movies (died the day after the voice of Tigger, Paul Winchell), Mr. Peterson on the Bob Newhart Show. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Richard Whiteley (journalist/game show host) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died June 26, 2005. Born December 28, 1943. Countdown host for many years. IMDb Obituary

    Shelby Foote (Civil War historian) -- Dead. Died June 27, 2005. Born November 17, 1916. Wrote a multi-volume history of the Civil War and worked on Ken Burns' seminal PBS documentary on the war. IMDb Obituary


    Luther Vandross (smooth singer) -- Dead. [rumors] Died July 1, 2005. Born April 20, 1951. "Here and Now", lapsed into a coma following a stroke on April 16, 2003, recovered somewhat but died just over two years later. IMDb Obituary

    June Haver (actress) -- Dead. Respiratory failure. Died July 4, 2005. Born June 10, 1926. Daughter of Rosie O'Grady, married to Fred MacMurray. IMDb

    L. Patrick Gray (FBI director) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died July 5, 2005. Born July 18, 1916. Ran the FBI under Nixon. Obituary

    James Stockdale (Naval officer/POW/candidate) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died July 5, 2005. Born December 23, 1923. Survived being a POW in Vietnam to being Perot's running mate in 1992. Obituary

    Evan Hunter (wrter) -- Dead. Larynx cancer. Died July 6, 2005. Born October 15, 1926. Born Salvatore Lombino, he changed his name to Hunter (The Blackboard Jungle) and wrote under other pen names like Ed McBain. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Byron Preiss (publisher/writer) -- Dead. Car accident. Died July 9, 2005. Born circa 1953. Published an array of visually-interesting works; helped launch the graphic novel field. Obituary

    Kevin Hagen (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died July 9, 2005. Born April 3, 1928. Many Western roles, probably best-known as Doc Baker in Little House on the Prairie. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Frances Langford (singer) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died July 10, 2005. Born April 4, 1913. Sang "I'm in the Mood for Love", toured with Bob Hope to war zones, appeared in Yankee Doodle Dandy. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Geraldine Fitzgerald (actress) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died July 17, 2005. Born November 24, 1913. Isabella in Wuthering Heights. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Sir Edward Heath (prime minister, British politician) -- Dead. Died July 17, 2005. Born July 9, 1916. Prime Minister of England in the early '70s. Obituary

    Gerry Thomas (inventor/salesman) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 18, 2005. Born circa 1922. Invented the TV dinner for Swanson in 1954. Obituary

    General William Westmoreland (Soldier) -- Dead. Died July 18, 2005. Born March 26, 1914. Controversial commander of US troops in South Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. IMDb Obituary

    James Doohan (Scotty) -- Dead. Pneumonia/Alzheimer's. Died July 20, 2005. Born March 3, 1920. And was a father again at the age of 80! "Cap'n, I dunna know if we kin hold on much longa!" He attended one last Star Trek convention and received his Hollywood star in 2004. IMDb Obituary

    Hildegarde (singer/labor organizer) -- Dead. Died July 29, 2005. Born February 1, 1906. Billed as "The Incomperable Hildegarde," she performed for audiences for well over 70 years, had a radio show and helped to form unions for performers. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Pat McCormick (writer/comic) -- Dead. Died July 29, 2005. Born June 30, 1927. Acted in Smokey and the Bandit , wrote for Jack Paar and Jonathan Winters, appeared on many Friars' Club Roasts. IMDb Obituary


    Ileen Getz (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 4, 2005. Born August 7, 1961. Best-known playing Dr. Allbright's co-worker Judith on Third Rock from the Sun. IMDb Obituary

    Robin Cook (British politician) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 6, 2005. Born February 28, 1946. Foreign Secretary under Tony Blair, he resigned from the government in March 2003 in protest over Britain's involvement in Iraq. Obituary

    Peter Jennings (TV news anchor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died August 7, 2005. Born July 29, 1938. ABC World News Tonight anchor, narrated many documentaries. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Barbara Bel Geddes (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died August 8, 2005. Born October 31, 1922. The first Miss Ellie on Dallas. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    John Johnson (publishing entrepreneur) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died August 8, 2005. Born January 19, 1918. Started Ebony and Jet. FindAGrave

    Philip J. Klass (UFO debunker) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 9, 2005. Born November 8, 1919. Writer for and editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology, he was also a leading UFO debunker. Obituary

    Judith Rossner (writer) -- Dead. Died August 9, 2005. Born March 1, 1935. Wrote a number of novels, including Looking for Mr. Goodbar. IMDb Obituary

    Joe Ranft (writer/cartoon voice) -- Dead. Car crash. Died August 16, 2005. Born March 13, 1960. Wrote Toy Story and Lion King, provided the voice of Wheezy the Penguin for Toy Story 2. IMDb Obituary

    Mo Mowlam (politician) -- Dead. Brain cancer/effects of a fall. Died August 19, 2005. Born September 18, 1949. Northern Ireland Secretary under Blair. Obituary

    Robert Moog (inventor/musician) -- Dead. Brain Tumor. Died August 21, 2005. Born May 23, 1934. Experimented with theremins, later developed synthesizers in the '60s, launching a wave of electronic music. Make memorial contributions to: Bob Moog Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Electronic Music. IMDb Obituary

    Brock Peters (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died August 23, 2005. Born July 2, 1927. Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. IMDb Obituary

    Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper (oldest person on Earth) -- Dead. Died August 30, 2005. Born June 29, 1890. Oldest, well-documented person in 2004-2005, Dutch soccer fan, ate herring.

    Michael Sheard (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 31, 2005. Born June 18, 1940. Probably best-known for being the first person Darth Vader kills in The Empire Strikes Back ("You have failed me for the last time, Admiral"), for playing Hitler multiple times and for playing Grange Hill's Mr Bronson. IMDb Obituary


    Barry Cowsill (singer/bass player) -- Dead. Katrina aftermath. Died circa September 2005. Born September 14, 1954. One of the Cowsills, a '60s family rock group that inspired The Partridge Family, he later played for Bridey Murphy.

    Bob Denver (Little Buddy) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 2, 2005. Born January 9, 1935. Gilligan on Gilligan's Island, Maynard on Dobie Gillis. Make memorial contributions to: The Denver Foundation (a charity for helping handicapped kids in West Virginia). IBDB IMDb

    William H. Rehnquist (Supreme Court Chief Justice) -- Dead. Thyroid cancer. Died September 3, 2005. Born October 1, 1924. Wrote The Supreme Court. IMDb Obituary

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (guitarist/singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer/heart disease. Died September 10, 2005. Born April 18, 1924. Cajun muscian and New Orleans fixture who died a few days after evacuating from hurricane Katrina. IMDb Obituary

    Robert Wise (director) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died September 14, 2005. Born September 10, 1914. Versatile director who won Oscars for West Side Story and The Sound of Music, also directed The Day the Earth Stood Still and edited Citizen Kane. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Sid Luft (producer/manager) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 15, 2005. Born November 2, 1915. Married to Judy Garland in the '50s, he produced A Star Is Born. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Gordon Gould (inventor) -- Dead. Died September 16, 2005. Born July 17, 1920. Another American who independently developed the laser (and invented its name) in 1957, sparking a long legal battle over patents. Obituary

    Constance Moore (actress) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died September 16, 2005. Born January 18, 1920. Appeared as Wilma Deering in various versions of Buck Rogers and in the classic You Can't Cheat an Honest Man. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Simon Wiesenthal (Nazi hunter) -- Dead. Died September 20, 2005. Born December 31, 1908. Continued looking and finding Nazis years after WWII was over, recorded The Art of Remembrance. Make memorial contributions to: Simon Wiesenthal Center. IMDb Obituary

    Molly Yard (activist) -- Dead. Died September 21, 2005. Born July 6, 1912. Civil rights activist and a president of NOW in the '80s. Obituary

    Tommy Bond (actor) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died September 24, 2005. Born September 16, 1926. Butch in the Our Gang shorts, Jimmy Olson in the Superman serials in the '40s. IMDb Obituary

    M. Scott Peck (writer/psychiatrist) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 25, 2005. Born May 22, 1936. Wrote The Road Less Traveled and a host of other self-help books. Obituary

    Don Adams (actor) -- Dead. Lung infection/bone lymphoma. Died September 25, 2005. Born April 13, 1923. Get Smart, Inspector Gadget, childhood friend of Bill Dana, appeared on the NBC 75th Anniversary Show. Make memorial contributions to: Motion Picture and Television Fund. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Jerry Juhl (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 27, 2005. Born October 12, 1937. Performer with the Muppets who went on to write most of The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock. Make memorial contributions to: Save the Redwoods League IMDb Obituary

    Leo Sternbach (chemist) -- Dead. Died September 28, 2005. Born May 7, 1908. Another Nazi escapee, he led the development of Librium and Valium. Obituary


    Hamilton Camp (comic actor/voice/singer) -- Dead. Accidental fall. Died October 2, 2005. Born October 30, 1934. Played Mary's short date on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Leck on several Deep Space Nine episodes, and dozens of cartoon voices. IBDB IMDb FindAGrave

    August Wilson (playwright) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 2, 2005. Born April 27, 1945. Wrote many plays including The Piano Lession, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fences, had a Broadway theater named in his honor just before his death. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Nipsey Russell (comedian) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 3, 2005. Born October 13, 1923. A semi-regular on The Match Game, in the movie The Wiz - A comic, a poet, and he surely did know it! IMDb Obituary

    Charles Rocket (actor) -- Dead. Suicide. Died October 7, 2005. Born August 24, 1949. Former SNL comic who may have been the first to say "f*ck" on network TV, co-starred as Geena Davis' fiance Ted in Earth Girls Are Easy. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Louis Nye (comic) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 9, 2005. Born May 1, 1913. Played many con men in comedies, came up with the greeting "Hi, ho, Steverino!" for Steve Allen. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Shirley Horn (singer/pianist) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died October 20, 2005. Born May 1, 1934. Jazz legend who worked with Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. IMDb Obituary

    Tara Correa-McMullen (actress) -- Dead. Shot. Died October 20, 2005. Born May 24, 1989. Had a reoccuring role in Judging Amy as a gang member. She then wound up being killed in a gang-related shooting. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Rosa Parks (long-time civil rights activist) -- Dead. Died October 24, 2005. Born February 4, 1913. Woman who defied the segregation laws in Montgomery Alabama by refusing to sit in the back of the bus, the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda.

    Enid Haupt (philanthropist/publisher) -- Dead. Died October 25, 2005. Born May 13, 1906. Publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer who donated huge sums of money to the New York Botanical Garden, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Obituary

    Lloyd Bochner (actor) -- Dead. . Died October 29, 2005. Born July 29, 1924. Starred in the famous Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man," extremely busy TV actor, Cecil Colby in Dynasty. IBDB IMDb Obituary


    Skitch Henderson (musician) -- Dead. Died November 1, 2005. Born January 27, 1918. Early leader of the Tonight Show band, a founder of the New York Pops. IMDb Obituary

    Michael Piller (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 1, 2005. Born May 30, 1948. Writer for the newer Star Trek series (particularly Deep Space Nine and Voyager), executive producer of The Dead Zone series. IMDb Obituary

    Jean Carson (actress) -- Dead. Complications of a stroke. Died November 2, 2005. Born February 28, 1923. I Married a Monster from Outer Space, bit parts on TV shows, particularly The Andy Griffith Show. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Sheree North (actress) -- Dead. Surgical complications. Died November 4, 2005. Born January 17, 1933. A glamour girl and comic actress in the '50s and '60s, she went on to play Kramer's mother in Seinfeld. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    John Fowles (author) -- Dead. Died November 5, 2005. Born March 31, 1926. The French Lieutenent's Woman. IMDb Obituary

    Link Wray (guitarist/songwriter) -- Dead. Died November 5, 2005. Born May 2, 1929. Early guitarist who played with Tex Ritter and influenced everyone from Elvis to Bruce Springsteen. IMDb FindAGrave

    Vine DeLoria, Jr. (educator/writer) -- Dead. Aortic aneurysm. Died November 6, 2005. Born March 26, 1933. American indian educator who wrote Custer Died for Your Sins. Obituary

    Moustapha Akkad (producer) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists (Jordan 2005). Died November 11, 2005. Born circa 1933. Produced all of the Halloween movies, his daughter also died in the terrorist blast. IMDb Obituary

    Peter Drucker (writer/management theorist) -- Dead. Died November 11, 2005. Born November 19, 1909. Wrote Practice of Management, taught at Claremont College for over 30 years. Obituary

    Ralph Edwards (TV host) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died November 16, 2005. Born June 13, 1913. This Is Your Life and the first show on commercial TV, Truth or Consequences. IMDb Obituary

    Harold Stone (actor) -- Dead. Died November 18, 2005. Born March 13, 1913. Spartacus, bit parts in many movies and TV shows between the mid-50s and mid-80s. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Nora Denney (actress) -- Dead. Died November 20, 2005. Born May 5, 1928. Mrs. Teevee in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. IMDb FindAGrave

    Constance Cummings (actress) -- Dead. Died November 23, 2005. Born May 15, 1910. The ghost in Blithe Spirit, won a Tony for Wings. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Pat Morita (actor) -- Dead. Died November 24, 2005. Born August 28, 1932. Arnold on Happy Days, teacher in The Karate Kid movies. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Stan Berenstain (cartoonist) -- Dead. Died November 26, 2005. Born September 29, 1923. With his wife Jan, he wrote and illustrated over 200 Berenstain Bears books. IMDb Obituary

    Wendie Jo Sperber (actress/philanthropist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 29, 2005. Born September 15, 1958. Amy in Bosom Buddies, Linda in the Back to the Future movies. Make memorial contributions to: weSpark Cancer Support Center, the foundation she started. IMDb Obituary


    Mary Hayley Bell (writer/actress) -- Dead. Died December 1, 2005. Born January 22, 1911. Wrote Whistle Down the Wind (later adapted as a movie starring her daughter, Hayley), wife of Sir John Mills, mother of Juliet and Hayley. IMDb Obituary

    Gregg Hoffman (producer) -- Dead. Unknown - suspected anuerysm. Died December 4, 2005. Born 1963. Produced the splatter flicks Saw, but, earlier in his career, worked on movies like George of the Jungle and Inspector Gadget. Make memorial contributions to: Habitat for Humanity, Greater LA IMDb Obituary

    Ed Masry (lawyer) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes. Died December 5, 2005. Born July 29, 1932. Led the law firm that Erin Brockovich worked for, helped to win $300 million for people whose water was contaminated by Pacific Gas and Electric, played by Albert Finney in the Oscar-winning movie. Obituary

    Robert Sheckley (writer) -- Dead. Brain aneurysm/heart disease. Died December 9, 2005. Born July 16, 1928. Mostly wrote humorous SF, probably best-known for Immortality, Inc., later made into the movie Freejack. IMDb Obituary

    Mary Jackson (actress) -- Dead. Parkinsons. Died December 10, 2005. Born November 22, 1910. Miss Emily Baldwin on The Waltons. IMDb Obituary

    Eugene McCarthy (senator) -- Dead. Died December 10, 2005. Born March 29, 1916. Minnesota senator and twice a presidential candidate. IMDb Obituary

    Richard Pryor (comedian) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 10, 2005. Born December 1, 1940. Great stand-up comic and writer, starred in Uptown Saturday Night and many TV specials, struggled with addictions and multiple sclerosis. Make memorial contributions to: Pryor's Planet. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Robert Newmyer (producer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 12, 2005. Born circa 1956. Produced award-winning movies like Sex, Lies and Videotape and Training Day and Lost Boys of the Sudan. Make memorial contributions to: the Bobby Newmyer Memorial Fund (used to further his work with Sudanese refugees), c/o Outlaw Productions, 3599 Beverly Glen Terr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. IMDb Obituary

    William Proxmire (senator) -- Dead. Alzheimer's disease. Died December 15, 2005. Born November 15, 1911. Longtime senator famous for creating the Golden Fleece award. Obituary

    Kenneth Bulmer (writer) -- Dead. Died December 16, 2005. Born January 14, 1921. A writer with many pseudonums (including Alan Burt Akers and Dray Prescot) who wrote books in many different genres.

    John Spencer (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 16, 2005. Born December 20, 1946. Leo McGarry on The West Wing, Tommy Mullaney on LA Law, gardening enthusiast, wonderful actor. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Jack Anderson (columnist) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died December 17, 2005. Born October 19, 1922. Wrote the "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column for many years, helped expose scandals around Nixon and Reagan. IMDb Obituary

    Marjorie Kellogg (writer/social worker) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died December 19, 2005. Born circa 1922. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. IMDb Obituary

    Norman Vaughan (adventurer) -- Dead. Died December 23, 2005. Born December 19, 1905. Went to the South Pole with Admiral Byrd, participated in many Iditarods in his 70s and 80s, climbed a mountain in Antarctica when he was 88. IMDb Obituary

    Michael Vale (commercial baker) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died December 24, 2005. Born June 28, 1922. Stage actor best-known for the "Time to Make the Doughnuts" slogan in Dunkin Donuts ads. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Birgit Nilsson (opera singer) -- Dead. . Died December 25, 2005. Born May 17, 1918. Known for many soprano roles, particularly Isolde. IMDb Obituary

    Kerry Packer (media tycoon) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died December 26, 2005. Born December 17, 1937. Owned a publishing empire in Australia and started a cricket league. Obituary

    Vincent Schiavelli (actor/cookbook writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died December 26, 2005. Born November 10, 1948. Long-faced character actor in famous movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and Ghost (where he played the ghost who haunted subway cars), he lived in Italy and wrote books on Italian cooking. IMDb Obituary

    Patrick Cranshaw (actor) -- Dead. Died December 28, 2005. Born June 17, 1919. The oldest "brother" in Old School. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Rona Jaffe (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 30, 2005. Born June 12, 1932. The Best of Everything, Class Reunion. IMDb Obituary

    Neil Strawser (journalist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 31, 2005. Born circa 1927. Anchored CBS radio's coverage of John Kennedy's funeral, NASA missions and Watergate. Obituary

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    Susan Bergman (writer/teacher) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died January 1, 2006. Born circa 1957. Wrote Anonymity, about her closeted father who died of AIDS, older sister of Anne Heche. Obituary

    Bryan Harvey (guitarist/geek) -- Dead. Murdered. Died January 1, 2006. Born circa 1956. House of Freaks singer/guitarist murdered along with his entire family. Obituary

    Lou Rawls (singer, philanthropist) -- Dead. Lung/brain cancer. Died January 6, 2006. Born December 1, 1933. "You'll Never Find, Another Love Like Mine", performed music for the Garfield specials, major fundraiser for the United ***** College Fund. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Hugh Thompson (counselor/war hero) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 6, 2006. Born circa 1943. One of the few Americans who actually rescued civilians during the US-initiated My Lai massacre in Vietnam, eventually awarded medals for his courage. Obituary

    Shelley Winters (actress) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 14, 2006. Born August 18, 1920. Won two Oscars for supporting roles; exact opposite (in real life) of the bigoted mother in A Patch of Blue, married to Vittorio Gassman and Tony Franciosa (who died a few days after Shelley), wrote two tell-all memoires, played Roseanne's grandmother. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Tony Franciosa (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 19, 2006. Born October 25, 1928. Many made-for-TV movies and short-lived series such as The Name of the Game, died days after one of his ex-wives, Shelley Winters. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Wilson Pickett (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 19, 2006. Born March 18, 1941. "In the Midnight Hour", "Mustang Sally". IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Fayard Nicholas (dancer/choreographer) -- Dead. Stroke/pneumonia. Died January 24, 2006. Born October 20, 1914. Great dancer, one of the Nicholas Brothers. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Chris Penn (actor) -- Dead. Died January 24, 2006. Born October 10, 1965. Reservoir Dogs, Short Cuts, younger brother of Sean and Michael Penn. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Wendy Wasserstein (playwright) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died January 30, 2006. Born October 18, 1950. The Heidi Chronicles, Shiksa Goddess. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Coretta Scott King (civil rights advocate/musician) -- Dead. Aftereffects of a stroke/cancer. Died January 31, 2006. Born April 27, 1927. Founded the King Center to help carry on the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Moira Shearer (dancer/actress/writer) -- Dead. Died January 31, 2006. Born January 17, 1926. The Red Shoes. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave


    Jean Byron (actress/singer) -- Dead. Died February 3, 2006. Born December 10, 1925. Mom on The Patty Duke Show, briefly married to Michael Ansara. IMDb Obituary

    Al Lewis (actor/author/politician/former restauranteur/radio show host) -- Dead. Died February 3, 2006. Born April 30, 1923. Grandpa on The Munsters, ran for governor of New York, birth date confirmation. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Betty Friedan (wrtier/feminist) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died February 4, 2006. Born February 4, 1921. Wrote The Feminine Mystique and The Fountains of Age, helped to found the National Organization of Women and the National Women's Political Caucus. IMDb Obituary

    Franklin Cover (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 5, 2006. Born November 20, 1928. Tom Willis on The Jeffersons. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Alan J. Shalleck (illustrator) -- Dead. Murder. Died February 6, 2006. Born circa 1929. Collaborated with Margaret Rey on the Curious George books after her husband's death, helped direct the cartoon TV series. Obituary

    Akira Ifukube (composer) -- Dead. Multiple organ failure. Died February 8, 2006. Born May 31, 1914. Composed music for Godzilla and many other Japanese monster movies for nearly fifty years. IMDb Obituary

    Phil Brown (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 9, 2006. Born April 30, 1916. An actor blacklisted during the McCarthy era, George Lucas cast him as Uncle Owen in Star Wars. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Sir Freddie Laker (businessman) -- Dead. Died February 9, 2006. Born August 6, 1922. Self-made millionaire who started Skytrain, an attempt to revolutionize flying, but was thwarted by the rest of the aviation industry. IMDb Obituary

    Peter Benchley (writer) -- Dead. Pulmonary fibrosis. Died February 11, 2006. Born May 8, 1940. Wrote Jaws and has a short role as a TV reporter in the movie. IMDb Obituary

    Andreas Katsulas (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 13, 2006. Born May 18, 1946. G'Kar on Babylon 5, Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Billy Cowsill (singer/guitarist) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died February 17, 2006. Born January 9, 1948. One of the Cowsills. Obituary

    Curt Gowdy (sportscaster) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died February 20, 2006. Born July 31, 1919. NBC sportscaster for baseball and football. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Octavia Butler (writer) -- Dead. Brain injury. Died February 24, 2006. Born June 22, 1947. Fine SF writer; the only person to win a Hugo, a Nebula and a McArthur Genius Grant. Make memorial contributions to: Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship IMDb Obituary

    Don Knotts (actor) -- Dead. Pulmonary/respiratory complications. Died February 24, 2006. Born July 21, 1924. Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, the TV repairman in Pleasantville. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Dennis Weaver (actor, philanthropist, environmentalist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 24, 2006. Born June 4, 1924. Duel, Chester on Gunsmoke. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Darren McGavin (actor) -- Dead. Died February 25, 2006. Born May 7, 1922. The Night Stalker and the classic A Christmas Story. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave


    Ronald Anthony Cross (writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died March 1, 2006. Born September 12, 1937. Wrote the Eternal Guardians series. Obituary

    Jack Wild (actor) -- Dead. Mouth cancer. Died March 1, 2006. Born September 30, 1952. Artful Dodger in Oliver!, H. R. Pufnstuf, spent the last five years of his life without a voicebox or tongue. IMDb Obituary

    Kirby Puckett (baseball great) -- Dead. Stroke. Died March 6, 2006. Born March 14, 1960. Minnesota Twin hitting/fielding master. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Dana Reeve (singer/activist) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died March 6, 2006. Born circa 1961. Activist who helped to raise millions of dollars after her husband Christopher Reeve became paralyzed in 1995, Make memorial contributions to: Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Gordon Parks (photographer, director) -- Dead. Died March 7, 2006. Born November 30, 1912. Life photographer for many years, he also directed a few movies, including the original Shaft. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Maureen Stapleton (actress) -- Dead. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Died March 13, 2006. Born June 21, 1925. Won an Oscar, Tony and Emmy during her long career, played a memorable Emma Goldman in Reds, titled her autobiography Hell of a Life. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Peter Tomarken (game show host) -- Dead. Private plane crash. Died March 13, 2006. Born December 7, 1942. Hosted Press Your Luck. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    David Feintuch (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 16, 2006. Born circa 1942. Wrote the Seafort series, won the Campbell Award in 1996.

    Oleg Cassini (fashion designer) -- Dead. Died March 17, 2006. Born April 11, 1913. Fashion designer, particularly for Jacqueline Kennedy and Gene Tierney, was working in his 90s. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    John Morressy (English professor/fantasy writer) -- Dead. Coronary seizure. Died March 20, 2006. Born circa 1930. Wrote the Kedrigern series. Make memorial contributions to: St. Bernard's Parish, 173 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431 Obituary

    David Stemple (Renaissance man) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 22, 2006. Born circa 1937. Helped develop compilers (including the first FORTRAN compiler), taught at UMass for many years, birder, author, and inspiration for Pa in the classic Owl Moon. Make memorial contributions to: Mass Audubon or Library of Natural Sounds at Cornell. Obituary

    Sarah Caldwell (opera director/professor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died March 23, 2006. Born March 6, 1924. Started the Boston Opera Company, one of the first women opera conductors in the country. IMDb Obituary

    Richard Fleischer (director) -- Dead. Died March 25, 2006. Born December 8, 1916. Directed classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Tora! Tora! Tora!. IMDb Obituary

    Buck Owens (singer) -- Dead. Died March 25, 2006. Born August 12, 1929. "Act Naturally", co-host of Hee-Haw, died hours after performing in his club. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Dan Curtis (TV producer) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died March 27, 2006. Born August 12, 1928. Created Dark Shadows, produced many shows and miniseries, including The Winds of War. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Stanislaw Lem (writer) -- Dead. Died March 27, 2006. Born September 12, 1921. Polish science fiction writer, Solaris. IMDb Obituary

    Caspar Weinberger (politician) -- Dead. Died March 28, 2006. Born August 18, 1917. Former Secretary of Defense during Iran Contra. IMDb Obituary


    Thomas Abercrombie (photographer/writer) -- Dead. Heart disease/following heart surgery. Died April 3, 2006. Born August 13, 1930. National Geographic who took iconic photos (self-portrait of himself with ice on his beard at the South Pole was a classic), self-educated Middle East expert. Obituary

    Gene Pitney (singer) -- Dead. Died April 5, 2006. Born February 17, 1941. Wrote "24 Hours from Tulsa", died while on tour. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    June Pointer (singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 11, 2006. Born November 30, 1953. "Respect Yourself", the youngest Pointer sisters she posed for Playboy and battled drugs. IMDb Obituary

    Scott Crossfield (pilot) -- Dead. Small plane crash. Died April 19, 2006. Born October 2, 1921. First pilot to break Mach 2, he helped train pilots for a re-enactment of the Wright Brothers flight in 2003. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    John Kenneth Galbraith (professor/economist/writer) -- Dead. Died April 29, 2006. Born October 15, 1908. The Affluent Society. IMDb Obituary


    Lisa Barnett (writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died May 2, 2006. Born circa 1955. Armor of Light.

    Louis Rukeyser (journalist) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died May 2, 2006. Born January 30, 1933. Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street. IMDb Obituary

    Senator Lloyd Bentsen (politcian) -- Dead. Died May 23, 2006. Born February 11, 1921. Democratic senator from Texas, Dukakis' running mate in 1988, Treasury Secretary under Clinton. IMDb Obituary

    Paul Gleason (actor) -- Dead. Mesothelioma. Died May 27, 2006. Born May 4, 1944. The principal in The Breakfast Club, and "caged" trader in Trading Places. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Robert Sterling (actor) -- Dead. Died May 30, 2006. Born November 13, 1917. Ghost who haunted TV's Topper, married to Anne Jeffreys for 55 years. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave


    Billy Preston (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Heart infection/kidney failure. Died June 6, 2006. Born September 9, 1946. Performed with The Beatles ("Get Back", "Let It Be"), wrote "Nothing from Nothing" . IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Robert Donner (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 8, 2006. Born April 27, 1931. Exidor on Mork and Mindy, reoccuring character on The Waltons. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Tim Hildebrandt (artist) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died June 11, 2006. Born January 23, 1939. A fantasy art team with his twin brother Greg; popularizer of Tolkein-related art in the '60s and '70s. IMDb Obituary

    Aaron Spelling (producer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 23, 2006. Born April 22, 1923. Producer of shows like Charlie's Angels and Dynasty first husband of Carolyn Jones. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Jim Baen (publisher) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 28, 2006. Born October 22, 1943. Founder of Baen Books, promoter of electronic publishing. Obituary


    Jan Murray (comic) -- Dead. Died July 2, 2006. Born October 4, 1916. Hosted Treasure Hunt in the late '50s, guested on many TV shows. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Kasey Rogers (actress/writer) -- Dead. Stroke/throat cancer. Died July 6, 2006. Born December 15, 1925. The second Louise Tate in Bewitched, she also wrote books, promoted motocross, and acted in Hitchcock films as Laura Elliott. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Syd Barrett (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes/cancer?. Died July 7, 2006. Born January 6, 1946. A founder of Pink Floyd, one of the creators of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    June Allyson (actress) -- Dead. Pulmonary respiratory failure. Died July 8, 2006. Born October 7, 1917. Co-starred in four Jimmy Stewart movies, one of the early "girls next door." IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Barnard Hughes (actor) -- Dead. Died July 11, 2006. Born July 16, 1915. Actor of stage, screen and TV, starred in Da, played Bob's father on The Bob Newhart Show. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Red Buttons (actor) -- Dead. Vascular disease. Died July 13, 2006. Born February 5, 1919. Comic who won an Oscar for a dramatic turn in Sayonara, spoke at many Friar's Club roasts as the guy who "never got a dinner." IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Carrie Nye (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died July 14, 2006. Born October 14, 1936. Stage actress who occassionally made movies (Divorce His/Divorce Hers), was married to Dick Cavett for over 40 years. IBDB IMDb Obituary

    Mickey Spillane (writer) -- Dead. Died July 17, 2006. Born March 9, 1918. Created the Mike Hammer books including I, the Jury. IMDb Obituary

    Jack Warden (actor) -- Dead. Died July 19, 2006. Born September 18, 1920. All the President's Men, Being There. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Mako (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died July 21, 2006. Born December 10, 1933. Pearl Harbor, Conan movies. IBDB IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    David Gemmell (writer) -- Dead. Following heart surgery. Died July 28, 2006. Born circa 1948. Many books including Legend and several about the seige of Troy. Obituary


    Susan Butcher (sled dog racer/vet technician) -- Dead. leukemia/graft vs. host disease. Died August 5, 2006. Born December 26, 1954. Second woman to win the Iditarod in 1986; dominated the event in the '80s and early '90s. .

    James Van Allen (teacher/astronomer) -- Dead. Died August 9, 2006. Born September 7, 1914. Developed instruments to record conditions in space; discovered the Van Allen radiation belt. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave

    Mike Douglas (talk show host) -- Dead. Died August 11, 2006. Born August 11, 1925. Sing. Sing a song... Ran a popular talk show in the '60s and '70s, eclectic guest list included a very young Tiger Woods and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. IMDb Obituary

    Bruno Kirby (actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died August 14, 2006. Born April 28, 1949. Ed in City Slickers, Jess in When Harry Met Sally, son of Bruce Kirby. IBDB IMDb Obituary

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  • Susana
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


    Rosa Parks

    Johnny Carson

    Anne Bancroft

    Ossie Davis

    Peter Jennings

    Bob Denver


    Lou Rawls

    Shelley Winters

    Coretta Scott King

    Chris Penn

    Don Knotts

  • 1 decade ago

    Dana Reeve, Darren McCloud, Aaron Spelling. It's a big list.

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  • a.m.
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    1 decade ago

    there wasnt any really famous ones that died. and 2006 isnt over so they may die later on.

  • 1 decade ago

    wilson pickett.

    lou rawls.

    ronald(or roland) winans.

    luther vandross.

    richard pryor.

    ossie davis.

    coretta scott king.

    lamont bentley.


    aaron spelling.

  • 1 decade ago

    To many

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    4 years ago


  • 4 years ago

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  • suzieq
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    1 decade ago

    Lots and lots - but I like to keep this website on my favorites, and check from time to time.

  • 1 decade ago

    Go to for a large list.

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