Famous Deaths in February 2006

  • Feb 1 Dick Bass, American football player (b. 1937)
  • Feb 1 Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
  • Feb 3 Al Lewis, American actor (Grandpa in "The Munsters"), dies at 82

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Feb 4 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • Feb 4 Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 5 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (b. 1930)
  • Feb 5 Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Feb 7 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8 Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
  • Feb 8 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
  • Feb 9 Freddie Laker, British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)
  • Feb 9 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Feb 10 J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (b. 1947)
  • Feb 11 Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)

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Feb 11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Feb 13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 16 Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 17 Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
  • Feb 17 Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills), dies at 58
  • Feb 18 Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • Feb 20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • Feb 23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • Feb 23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Feb 24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • Feb 27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • Feb 27 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • Feb 27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • Feb 28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)