Famous people died in 2006

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq whose regime lasted for nearly two and a half decades

IraqiApril 28, 1937234 views

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters was a two-time ‘Academy Award’ winning American actress

AmericanAugust 18, 1920157 views

Robert Altman

Robert Altman was an American film director who was known for his nonconformist style of direction

AmericanFebruary 20, 1925134 views

Gillo Pontecorvo

Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian film director, best known for the film 'La battaglia di Algeri'

ItalianNovember 19, 1919219 views

Robert Bruce Merrifield

Robert Bruce Merrifield was an American biochemist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

AmericanJuly 15, 1921139 views

Heinrich Harrer

Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer who was a part of the team that made the first ascent of the formidable north wall of the Eiger.

AustrianJuly 6, 1912468 views

Sven Nykvist

Sven Vilhem Nykvist was a distinguished Swedish cinematographer best known for his work with Swedish director, writer and producer Ingmar Bergman.

SwedishDecember 3, 1922134 views

Billy Preston

Billy Preston was an American ace keyboardist who became famous as one of the top session musicians

Melvin Schwartz

Melvin Schwartz was an American physicist who played a prominent role in the development of the neutrino beam method

George Koval

George Abramovich Koval was an American born Jew, who served the Soviet military intelligence as an agent during the ‘Second World War’

RussianDecember 25, 1913108 views