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Aaron Spelling
   was a   
TV Executive
D. June 23, 2006
Ahmet Ertegun
   was a   
Record Company Boss
D. December 14, 2006. Atlantic records.
Alexander Litvinenko
   was a   
Spy
D. 23 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko a former Russian security service agent who defected to the UK. He was poisoned with the toxic heavy metal thallium. He was a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Litninenko was having lunch with an Italian informant named Mario Scaramelia at a sushi restaurant when he was poisoned. Scaramelia is believed to have connections with Russian intelligence.
Alex Toth
   was a   
Cartoonist
D. May 27, 2006. Creator of Space Ghost.
Al Lewis
   was an   
Actor
D. February 3, 2006
Amzie Strickland
   was an   
Actor
D. July 5, 2006. Appeared on TV shows such as Gunsmoke, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, Mission: Impossible, Happy Days, Carter Country, Bonanza, The Golden Girls, ER, 7th Heaven, Ellen, Wings, Alf, Father Dowling Mysteries, and Ned and Stacey
Anita O’Day
   was a   
Musician
D. November 23, 2006. Singer
Ann Richards
   was a   
Politician
Governor of Texas. D. September 13, 2006
Anthony Franciosa
   was an   
Actor
D. January 19, 2006
Arnold 'Red' Auerbach
   was a   
NBA Coach
D. October 28, 2006. Head coach of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1966, his teams won 9 World Championships'eight in succession, nine within 10 years' and 11 division titles. The Auerbach-coached Celtics won 938, lost 479 (regular season), and 99–69 (playoffs).
Arthur Franz
   was an   
Actor
D. June 17, 2006
Arthur Hill
   was an   
Actor
October 22, 2006. a Canadian Tony Award-winning actor best known for appearances in U.K. and U.S. theatre, movies & tv.
Augusto Pinochet
   was a   
Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
   was a   
Politician
(November 25, 1915 – December 10, 2006) a Chilean military officer and dictator. He was President of the Government Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1974 and President of Chile from 1974 until the return of civilian rule in 1990.
Bernard Hughes
   was an   
Actor
D. 11 July 2006
Betty Comden
   was an   
Actor
D. November 23, 2006. Also screenplay writer, lyricist, and composer
Betty Comden
   was a   
Composer
D. November 23, 2006. Also screenplay writer, actor and Lyricist
Betty Comden
   was a   
Musician
D. November 23, 2006. Also screenplay writer, lyricist, actor and composer
Betty Friedan
   was an   
Activist
D. February 4, 2006. an American feminist, activist and writer, best known for starting what is commonly known as the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of her book The Feminine Mystique.
Betty Friedan
   was an   
Author
D. February 4, 2006. an American feminist, activist and writer, best known for starting what is commonly known as the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of her book The Feminine Mystique.
Billy Preston
   was a   
Musician
June 6, 2006. An American soul musician, Singer-songwriter, session musician, bandleader. In addition to his Grammy-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry. one of several people sometimes credited as a "Fifth Beatle"
Bob Mathias
   was an   
Athlete
D.September 2, 2006. Decathlon winner at 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics. California Congressman 1967-1975
Bob Mathias
   was a   
Politician
D.September 2, 2006. California Congressman 1967-1975
Boz Burrell
   was a   
Musician
D. 21 September 2006. Bass guitarist for Bad Company and King Crimson
Bruno Kirby Jnr
   was an   
Actor
D. August 14, 2006. an American film and television actor, best known for his roles in the films City Slickers and When Harry Met Sally
Buck Owens
   was a   
Musician
D. March 25, 2006. He was an American country singer and guitarist, with 20 number-one hits.c
Caspar Weinberger
   was a   
Politician
D. March 28, 2006. An American politician and Secretary of Defence under President Ronald Reagan
Chris Penn
   was an   
Actor
D. January 24, 2006. Brother of Sean Penn. Footloose, Reservoir Dogs
Christopher Glenn
   was a   
Journalist
D. October 17, 2006. Spent the last 35 years of his career at CBS.
Coretta Scott King
   was an   
Activist
Born 1927; American civil rights activist and wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Curt Gowdy
   was a   
Sportscaster
D. February 20, 2006. An American sportscaster, well-known as the "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, mainly for NBC Sports in the 1960s & 1970s.
Dana Reeve
   was an   
Activist
D. March 6, 2006. Wife of Christopher Reeve (Superman) and a founder of the Christopher Reeve Foundation
Darren McGavin
   was an   
Actor
D. February 25, 2006.An American actor best known for playing the title role in the tv horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and also his portrayal in the movie A Christmas Story of the grumpy father. He also appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the TV series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.
Dennis Weaver
   was an   
Actor
D. February 24, 2006. An Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his work in television, including roles on Gunsmoke, as Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud & in Steven Spielberg's TV movie Duel
Desmond Dekker
   was a   
Musician
Born 1941; Jamaican born singer best known for creating hits in the ska and reggae genres.
Don Knotts
   was an   
Actor
D. February 24, 2006. An American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s tv sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (which earned him five Emmy Awards), & as landlord Ralph Furley on the tv sitcom Three’s Company.
Ed Bradley
   was a   
Journalist
D.November 9, 2006. An American journalist, best known for his award-winning work on the CBS News show 60 Minutes.
Edward Albert
   was an   
Actor
Eileen Barton
   was a   
Musician
Best known for her 1950 hit song, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake."
Fayard Nicholas
   was a   
Dancer
Tap dancer
Floyd Patterson
   was a   
Boxer
Heavyweight boxing champion
Frankie Thomas
   was an   
Actor
Franklyn Cover
   was an   
Actor
Frank Stanton
   was a   
TV Executive
Freddie Laker
   was an   
Entrepreneur
Best known for founding Laker Airways in 1966, which went bust in 1982.
Freddy Fender
   was a   
Musician
Born Baldemar Huerta
Fred Marsden
   was a   
Musician
Drummer
Gene Pitney
   was a   
Musician
Singer
Georgia Gibbs
   was a   
Musician
Gerald Ford
   was a   
Politician
US President and Congressman
Gerald Ford
   was an   
U.S. President
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
   was a   
Politician
Ghulam Ishaq Khan was the President of Pakistan from 1988 to 1993. Before becoming the President of Pakistan, he was the Chairman of the Senate (Upper house). One of the leading Engineering university in Pakistan is named after him. The university is located at Topi near Abbotabad.
Glenn Ford
   was an   
Actor
Jack Palance
   was an   
Actor
Died November 10
Jack Smith
   was a   
Musician
Singer
Jack Smith
   was a   
TV Personality
TV presenter
Jack Warden
   was an   
Actor
Jack Wild
   was an   
Actor
James Brown
   was a   
Musician
Legendary soul singer
James Van Allen
   was a   
Scientist
American space scientist
Jane Wyatt
   was an   
Actor
Jeane Kirkpatrick
   was an   
Ambassador
U.N. ambassador
Jan Murray
   was a   
Comedian
Joe Niekro
   was a   
Baseball Player
Joe Rosenthal
   was a   
Photographer
Of flag raising on Iwo Jima
John Kenneth Galbraith
   was an   
Economist
John Profumo
   was a   
Politician
Member Of Parliament who resigned over a scandal with Christine Keeler
Joseph Barbera
   was a   
Cartoonist
June Allyson
   was an   
Actor
June Pointer
   was a   
Musician
Singer. One of the Pointer Sisters
Kenneth Lay
   was a   
Chief Executive
Enron chief executive
Kirby Puckett
   was a   
Baseball Player
Kurt Kreuger
   was an   
Actor
Lewis Anderson
   was an   
Actor
Lloyd Bentsen
   was a   
Politician
U.S. Senator
Lou Rawls
   was a   
Musician
Jazz singer
Mako Iwamatsu
   was an   
Actor
Martha Tilton
   was a   
Musician
Singer
Maureen Stapleton
   was an   
Actor
Maynard Ferguson
   was a   
Musician
Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader.
Mickey Spillane
   was an   
Author
His most popular creation was the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer
Mike Douglas
   was a   
Musician
Singer and talk show host
Mike Douglas
   was a   
TV Personality
Singer and talk show host
Mike Evans
   was an   
Actor
Played Lionel Jefferson on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons
Milton Friedman
   was an   
Author
Milton Friedman
   was an   
Economist
Moira Shearer
   was an   
Actor
Ballerina and actress
Moira Shearer
   was a   
Dancer
Ballerina and actress
Muhammadu Maccido
   was a   
Sultan
Sultan of Sokoto
Muriel Spark
   was an   
Author
Wrote the Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
Naguib Mahfouz
   was an   
Author
Born 1911; Egyptian novelist won the Nobel Prize in 1988 for his significant contribution to Arabic literature.
Owen Chamberlain
   was a   
Physicist
Born 1920; worked on the Manhattan atomic bomb project; with his colleague Emilio Segrè received a Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the antiproton.
Pat Corley
   was an   
Actor
Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales
   was an   
Actor
Peter Benchley
   was an   
Author
Peter Boyle
   was an   
Actor
Died December 12. Best known for playing Frank Barone in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Phyllis Kirk
   was an   
Actor
Played Nora Charles opposite Peter Lawford in the 1950's TV series "The Thin Man"
P.W. Botha
   was a   
Politician
South African President
P.W. Botha
   was a   
South African President
Raymond Davis, Jr.
   was a   
Scientist
Discovered solar neutrinos
Red Buttons
   was an   
Actor
Stage name of Aaron Chwatt (1919 - 2006) had red hair and shiny buttons on his bellhop uniform, hence name
Richard Stahl
   was an   
Actor
Robert Altman
   was a   
Film Director
Robert Earl Jones
   was an   
Actor
Robert Sterling
   was an   
Actor
He played George Kerby on the 1950's TV show Topper
Saddam Hussein
   was a   
Dictator
Born 1937; started the Iraqi-Iran War resulting in over a million casualties between 1980 and 1988 ; invaded Kuwait in 1990, leading to the Persian Gulf War in 1992; overthrown by the U.S. and U.K. in 2003; executed.
Saddam Hussein
   was a   
Politician
Iraqi dictator
Shelley Winters
   was an   
Actor
Born in Missouri on the 18th August, 1920. Died 14th January, 2006.
Slobodan Milosovic
   was a   
Politician
Born 1941; politician best known as the Serbian and Yugoslavian president in the late 1980s through the '90s; charged for crimes against humanity; died during trial at The Hague.
Stanley Kunitz
   was a   
Poet
Born 1905; Poet Laureate to the U.S. Library of Congress from 1974- 2000; won the Pulitzer Prize for "Selected Poems 1928-1958".
Steve Irwin
   was a   
TV Personality
The "Crocodile Hunter" and wildlife expert. Killed by a stingray barb to his heart.
Steve Irwin
   was a   
Wildlife Expert
Susan Butcher
   was an   
Athlete
Born 1954; champion American dog musher and four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Syd Barrett
   was a   
Musician
Died July 7. Guitarist, singer/songwriter and founding member of Pink Floyd.
Ted Schroeder
   was a   
Tennis Player
1949 Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion
Tokyo Rose
   was a   
Radio Personality
Born 1916; American-born Japanese woman who's real name is Iva Toguri; hosted a Japanese propaganda radio program aimed at U.S. troops during World War II.
Vince Welnick
   was a   
Musician
Keyboard player
William Styron
   was an   
Author
Died November 1. Wrote Sophie's Choice.
Wilson Pickett
   was a   
Musician
Born 1941; American singer-songwriter, whose explosive style helped define the soul music of the 1960s.


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