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By Harris M. Lentz III

The leisure international misplaced a couple of mythical stars and a bunch of different women and men inquisitive about movie, tv, level and song in 2006. The obituaries of over 1300 individuals are integrated, in addition to images of the overwhelming majority. Losses comprise Godfather of Soul James Brown, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and previous President of the us Gerald Ford. different notables who died contain mythical movie director Robert Altman, 60 mins broadcast journalist Ed Bradley, mythical animator Joe Barbera, and darkish Shadows writer Dan Curtis. Hollywood misplaced such reveal legends as Jack Palance, June Allyson, Shelley Winters, Maureen Stapleton, purple Buttons, and major guy Glenn Ford. vintage tv misplaced Mayberry's favourite deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and Gunsmoke's deputy Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver).The obituaries of those and different performers and filmmakers, musicians and manufacturers, dancers and composers, writers and others linked to the acting arts who died in 2006 are available during this complete reference paintings. for every, the date, position and reason for loss of life are supplied, besides a profession recap and citations from significant newspaper and periodical tales reporting the dying. Filmographies are supplied for movie and tv performers, and images of the various people are incorporated. person books during this annual sequence can be found relationship again to 1994. A subscription plan is obtainable for destiny matters.

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Geza Balkay BALL, BLAKE Hockey player Blake Ball died on January 20, 2006. Ball was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, on February 25, 1938. He was 67. He was a professional hockey player from 1964 to 1977, skating for such teams as the Barrie Flyers, the New Haven Blades, the Long Island Ducks, the Syracuse Blazers, the Orillia Terriers, the Macon Whoopees, and the Oklahoma City Blazers. He also starred as rough hockey goon Gilmore Tuttle in the 1977 film Slap Shot. Blake Ball Etta Baker BALL, JONATHAN Actor Jonathan Ball died in New York City on September 5, 2006.

He was 79. Bebb was born in London on January 12, 1927. He began his career on stage and was appearing in small roles in London’s West End by the late 1940s. He made his television debut in the role of Octavius in a 1951 production of Julius Caesar. He continued to appear in such television productions as Electrode 93 (1957), A Time of Day (1957), The House Under the Water (1961), Compact (1962) as Dr. Harvest, Anna Karenina (1977), Henry IV, Part II (1979), The Barchester Chronicles (1982), Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985), Act of Will (1989), The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story (1990), The Final Cut (1995), and Cold Comfort Farm (1995).

BENNETT, LOUISE Jamaican poet and folklorist Louise Bennett Coverly died in a Toronto, Canada, hospital on July 26, 2006. She was 86. Bennett was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on September 7, 1919. She began writing poetry, using the Jamaican dialect in her recitations, from the mid–1930s. She became a popular radio commentator, creating the character of Aunty Roachy to satirically comment on social and political matters. She began teaming on stage with Ranny Williams in the early 1940s, and the two wrote and performed such works as Anancy and Beeny Bud (1958), Jamaica Way (1959), and Carib Gold (1960).

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