Famous People Who Died In 2006

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2006. This list includes people like Gerald Ford, Saddam Hussein, Steve Irwin, James Brown, Syd Barrett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, presidents, journalists and soldiers who died in 2006. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Italy and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin
32
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Zookeeper, Conservationist
Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: September 4

 2 Desmond Doss

Desmond Doss
27
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: U. S. Army Corporal
Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg
Died: March 23

 3 James Brown

James Brown
20
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25

 4 Don Knotts

Don Knotts
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 24

 5 Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford
27
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 38th President of the United States
Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 26

 6 Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein
81
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Iraq (1979-2003)
Birthdate: April 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Al Awja, Iraq
Died: December 30
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King
11
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Author
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Died: January 30
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 9 Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Jack Palance

Jack Palance
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman
9
Famous As: American economist and statistician who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history.
Birthdate: July 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 16
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 12 Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 14

 13 Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett
17
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7

 14 Chris Penn

Chris Penn
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: February 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet
29
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Chile
Birthdate: November 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso
Died: December 10

 18 Billy Preston

Billy Preston
8
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: June 6

 19 Rajkumar

Rajkumar
17
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gajanur, India
Died: April 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve
3
Famous As: Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes
Birthdate: March 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 21 June Allyson

June Allyson
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: July 8
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 22 Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21

 23 Buck Owens

Buck Owens
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: March 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Lamar Hunt

Lamar Hunt
4
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 13

 25 Al Lewis

Al Lewis
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 26 Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 27 Bismillah Khan

Bismillah Khan
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumraon, Bihar
Died: August 21

 28 Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science fiction author
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24

 29 Robert Altman

Robert Altman
5
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: February 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 20

 30 Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney
8
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 5

 33 Proof

Proof
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: musician, rapper, actor, songwriter
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: April 11

 34 Mickey Hargitay

Mickey Hargitay
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 10

 36 Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States
Died: January 19

 37 Jack Wild

Jack Wild
2
Listed In:
Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royton
Died: March 1

 38 Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt
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Famous As: She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 39 Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 Jack Warden

Jack Warden
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 19
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling
6
Famous As: Film and television producer
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: June 23

 42 Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthdate: March 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: March 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 43 Ann Richards

Ann Richards
8
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lacy Lakeview, Texas, United States
Died: September 13

 44 Bruno Kirby

Bruno Kirby
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 45 Joseph Joe Barbera

Joseph Joe Barbera
5
Famous As: Director, Animator
Birthdate: March 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delancey Street, New York, United States
Died: December 18

 46 Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs
2
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25

 47 Red Buttons

Red Buttons
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 13
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 48 Carl Brashear

Carl Brashear
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: January 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonieville, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 25

 49 John Wojtowicz

John Wojtowicz
2
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Bank robber, Soldier
Birthdate: March 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: January 2

 50 Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 1
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)