• Jeffrey Brock(1941-2006) - Actor and score composer who appeared in Soylent Green. He was best known for his voice work on McDonalds commercials (as the French Fries) and The Banana SplitsAdventure Hour (he was Fleegle), but later went on to score the films Not of this Earth, Corporate Affairs and Scene of the Crime (if this is true, he's aka Jeff Winkless). He died June 26, in Evanston, IL, of a malignant brain tumor.
  • Ray Felton(c.1941-2006) - Actor who appeared on the Washington area stage and who played a theater owner in John Waters' Cecil B. Demented. He died of endocarditis on June 29, in Leesburg, VA.
  • Benjamin Hendrickson(1950-2006) - Emmy-winning soap opera actor (The Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns), who appeared in the films Manhunter,Russkies, Regarding Henry and Spanking the Monkey. He died over the July 1st weekend, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. He was said to have been in a deep depression since his mother's death from cancer in 2003. 
  • John Hinde (1914-2006) - Australian film critic who had a popular radio show. He died at a nursing home last week.
  • Dean Goodman(1920-2006) - Actor who was for one year the son-in-law of Marlene Dietrich. Mostly known in the Bay Area for his theater work, he also appeared in the films Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Fear (the 1990 one with Ally Sheedy, not Mark Wahlberg/Reese Witherspoon). He died Tuesday of cancer, in San Francisco. 
  • Ken Lay(1942-2006) - Former CEO of Enron, who appears in Fahrenheit 9/11 and whose corruption is documented in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. He died of a heart attack Wednesday, in Aspen, CO.
  • Arthur Lewis(1916-2006) - Screenwriter of Oh, You Beautiful Doll and William Castle's Conquest of Cochise who later went into theater production (Guys and Dolls; Funny Girl) and television, only to come back to film as a producer on Brass Target and Sam Peckinpah's The Killer Elite. He died June 30 in Dana Point, CA.
  • Fred McCarren(1951-2006) - Actor who appeared in the films Xanadu, National Lampoon's Class ReunionThe Goodbye Girl and The Boogens. He died on July 2 in Butler, PA.
  • Jan Murray(1916-2006) - Stand-up comedian and one of TV's first stars. His film credits include Who Killed Teddy Bear, Thunder Alley, and History of the World: Part I.
  • Juan Pablo Rebella(1974-2006) - Uruguayan filmmaker, whose two films, 2001's 25 Watts and 2004's Whisky each won him the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes. He was found early on Thursday morning, his death apparently a suicide.
  • Kasey Rogers (1925/1926-2006) - Actress (pictured) best known for being the second Louise Tate on the TV-show Bewitched (after Irene Vernon was fired). She began her career at Paramount, where she supposedly lied about her age (hence the birth year confusion), going by the assigned stage name Laura Elliot. Some of her most notable films are Strangers on a Train (she plays Farley Granger's wife), Denver and Rio Grande and Special Agent. She passed away on Thursday after battling with cancer and a stroke.
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