• Joseph Rutten (c.1931-2006) - Holland-born actor (pictured) who immigrated to Canada in the 1950s, and held a long and steady stage career there. He appeared in two films based on Anita Shreve novels, Kathryn Bigelow's The Weight of Water and the TV-movie The Pilot's Wife. He passed away Thursday in Halifax.
  • Ken Griffith(1921-2006) - A Welsh actor who appeared in six pictures with Peter Sellers in the '50s and '60s, among many other films, including A Night to Remember and The Lion in Winter. More recently he was featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. He was a strong supporter of the IRA and made a documentary in 1973 about Michael Collins called Hang Out Your Brightest Colours. Additionally he worked on another doc about IRA guerrillas of the '20s called Curious Journey. He died on Sunday of Parkinson's Disease.
  • Patsy Ramsey(c.1957-2006) - The mother of murdered six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. She was portrayed fictionally in two TV-movies by actresses Marg Helgenberger and Judi Evans Luciano. She died Saturday of ovarian cancer.
  • Hugh Latimer (1913-2006) - British actor who devoted his later life to making jewelry and toys. Some of the films he appeared in include The Strange World of Planet X (aka Cosmic Monsters), Night Train to Paris, School for Sex, Corridor of Mirrors and the 1970 TV-movie of Jane Eyre starring George C. Scott. He died June 11.
  • Betty Alexander Winkel(1925-2006) - An actress at Warner Bros. and then a Goldwyn Girl for MGM in the '40s who later owned her own successful cosmetic and toiletries company. She passed away on Wednesday.
  • James Whitehorn(c.1965-2006) - Editor of three documentary shorts on the Alexander special edition DVD, all directed by Oliver Stone's son, Sean. In 2002 he worked with director Jack Shea on a feature documentary called Who Owns Jack Kerouac? He died of peritonitis.
  • Gyanesh Mukherjee(1926-2006) - Bengali actor who appeared in more than 100 Tollywood films sporadically from 1958 to 1995. He died Wednesday evening of heart failure.
  • Richard Stahl(1932-2006) - Actor best known for his television appearances, he did feature in many bit parts in films including Five Easy Pieces, 9 to 5, Overboard, The Ghosts of Mississippi and most recently The Other Sister. He died of Parkinson's Disease on June 18.
  • Dick Jensen(c.1942-2006) - Nightclub performer in Waikiki and Las Vegas who appeared in films, usually uncredited and mostly as cops,  in the '40s. He died on Wednesday.
  • Jay Dee Skidmore (1928-2006) - While in the Navy, he was an underwater and combat motion picture cameraman. He filmed atomic bomb tests from the air, aboard ships and underwater, and he took movies of the "Battle of the Century", which he also fought in combat, at Chosin Reservoir in Korea. After the Navy he was a stuntman and cameraman in Hollywood, where he worked for John Ford. He died on June 15.
  • Judith Wolinsky- Producer of films directed by Henry Jaglom, including Festival in Cannes. She died of cancer on June 13.
  • Igor Smialowski (1917-2006) - Polish actor. He died on June 16th in Warsaw.
  • Hubert Cornfield(1929-2006) - Turkish born director whose films include Pressure Point with Sidney Poitier and The Night of the Following Day starring Marlon Brando. He died June 18 of heart failure.
  • Vincent Sherman(1906-2006) - See Martha's post.
  • Aaron Spelling(1923-2006) - See Martha's post.
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