Deaths in Film & Television in 2006

  • Jan 9 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)

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Jan 14 Shelley Winters, American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), dies at 85

  • Jan 19 Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Jan 24 Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 28 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • Jan 31 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)
  • Feb 3 Al Lewis, American actor (Grandpa in "The Munsters"), dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (b. 1930)
  • Feb 5 Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Feb 9 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Feb 13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 18 Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • Feb 23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • 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 Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • Mar 2 Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
  • Mar 6 Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, dies of lung cancer at 44
  • Mar 13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • Mar 17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
  • Mar 18 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Mar 25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Mar 25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Mar 25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • Mar 27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • Apr 9 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 12 Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • Apr 16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • Apr 22 Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • May 7 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • May 10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • May 11 Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • May 14 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • May 14 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • May 21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)
  • May 27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • May 27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • May 30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • May 30 Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Jun 7 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jun 8 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • Jun 15 Raymond Devos, French humourist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Arthur Franz, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • Jun 22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
  • Jun 28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • Jun 29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • Jul 2 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • Jul 3 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Jul 6 Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Jul 6 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • Jul 8 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 8 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 13 Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
  • Jul 16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Jul 19 Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 20 Gérard Oury, French filmmaker (b. 1919)
  • Jul 21 Mako, Japanese-born American actor (b. 1933)
  • Aug 13 Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
  • Aug 14 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Aug 18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • Aug 24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • Aug 27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • Aug 30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)

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Sep 4 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
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Steve Irwin
  • Sep 8 Frank Middlemass, actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 9 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)
  • Sep 14 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)
  • Sep 14 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • Sep 15 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • Sep 19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Sep 22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 26 Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American typist, broadcaster and alleged "Tokyo Rose," dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • Oct 4 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • Oct 5 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • Oct 6 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • Oct 12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • Oct 16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)

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Oct 20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

Actress Jane Wyatt
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Jane Wyatt
  • Oct 22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Nov 1 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 10 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • Nov 10 Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Nov 11 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • Nov 15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • Nov 20 Robert Altman, American film director (M*A*S*H, Gosford Park), dies at 81
  • Nov 23 Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • Nov 26 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • Nov 28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • Dec 1 Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  • Dec 4 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)

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Dec 12 Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • Dec 14 Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Dec 16 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • Dec 24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)