What is remembered, lives

2006 Samhain Litany Of The Dead

October 30, 2006
Compiled by Dagonet Dewr (Contact him)
Please send omissions and corrections - I'm only human.

As always, this is done by research and accumulating information throughout the year. I may have ? no, I'll guarantee I did ? miss people, especially in the Pagan section. For that, I apologize in advance.

As always, first and foremost I turn the wheel for those who have been killed in armed conflict, famine, natural disasters, stupid politics, or acts of cruelty. I also turn the wheel for anyone who died alone and unmourned, so that they may have one person who wishes them well.

The over 3000 American casualties, the Coalition casualties, and the unknown, only guessed at Iraqi casualties ? perhaps as many as half a million people -- in the second Iraqi war. I hope someone, somewhere, has to answer for this. If you're American and you're tired of this, get out and vote next week.

What is remembered, lives...

Gerard Oury – French film director; "Les Adventures de Rabbi Jacob".

Kurt Kreuger – German-American actor; "The Enemy Below".

Jack Warden – American actor; "Heaven Can Wait", "Being There".

June Allyson – American actress; "Little Woman", "The Stratton Story".

Joe Dzielak – Longtime Pagan, New Jersey.

Barnard Hughes – American stage and television actor; "Da", "Lou Grant".

Syd Barrett English musician; original founder of Pink Floyd.

Kasey Rogers – American television and movie actress; "Bewitched","Strangers On A Train".

Red Buttons – American comedic actor.

Andreas Katsulas – American actor; G'kar on "Babylon 5".

Sam Myers – American blues musician.

Mickey Spillane – American author; creator of "Mike Hammer".

Fabian Bielinsky – Argentinian film director, "Nine Queens".

Jim Baen – American SF book editor, head of Baen Books.

Aaron Spelling – American television producer; "Charlie's Angels", "Beverly Hills 90210", too many others to count.

Billy Preston – American musician, the "Fifth Beatle"; "Nothing From Nothing", "Get Back", others.

Robert Sterling – American television actor; "Topper".

Desmond Dekker – Jamaican reggae artist; "Israelites", "You Can Get It If You Really Want".

Henry Bumstead – American Academy-Award-winning set designer; "The Sting", "To Kill A Mockingbird".

Billy Walker – American country music singer; "Charlie's Shoes".

Steve Mizerak – American billiards champion.

Cy Feuer – American theatre producer; "Guys And Dolls".

Jorge Porcel – Argentine-American television comedian.

Joyce B Brand – American commercial artist; creator of the Coppertone Girl.

Stanley Kunitz – Former American poet laureate.

Lew Anderson – American television personality; Clarabelle The Clown on "The Howdy Doody Show".

Grant McLennan – Australian singer/songwriter.

Tele Santana – Brazilian soccer coach; former World Cup coach.

Amanda Duff Dunne – American actress; "Just Around The Corner".

Alida Valli – Italian actress; "The Third Man".

Phil Walden – American music entrepreneur; former head of Capricorn Records.

Gene Pitney – American singer; "Town Without Pitney".

Martin Gilks – British rock drummer; member of The Mighy Lemon Drops and The Wonder Stuff.

Richard Fleischer – American film director; "The Narrow Margin", "The Boston Strangler".

Nikki Sudden – British rock singer; lead singer of The Swell Maps.

Caspar Weinberger – Former American Secretary of Defense under Reagan.

Sarah Caldwell – American opera director; longtime head of the Opera Company of Boston.

Buck Owens – American country musician and long-time co-host of "Hee Haw"; "Act Naturally", "Tiger By The Tail".

Jimmie Johnstone – Scottish footballer; longtime Celtic star.

Maureen Stapleton – American movie and stage actress; "Reds", "The Glass Menagerie".

John Profumo – British politician; central figure in the 1963 Profumo scandal.

Slobodan Milosevic – Yugoslavian president and war criminal.

Ivor Cutler – British poet and pop culture figure.

Gordon Parks – American photographer and film director; "The Learning Tree", "Shaft".

Dana Reeve – American spinal research advocate and widow of Christopher Reeve.

Kirby Puckett – American baseball player; member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jack Wild – British actor; the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!".

Octavia E Butler – American science fiction author; "Parable Of The Sower".

Linda Smith – British radio comedienne; "The News Quiz".

Dennis Weaver – American television actor; "Gunsmoke", "McCloud".

Robert L Scott – American pilot and brigadier general.

Darren McGavin – American television and movie actor; Dad in "A Christmas Story".

Don Knotts – American television actor; "The Andy Griffith Show".

Anthony Burger – American gospel musician and pianist.

William Cowsill – American musician; lead singer of The Cowsills.

Richard Bright – American character actor; "The Godfather", "The Sopranos".

Curt Gowdy – American sportscaster.

John Belluso – American playwright and disabled-persons-rights activist; "The Body Of Bourne".

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez – Mexican-American comedic actor.

Lynden David Hall – British soul musician; "Sexy Cinderella".

Edna Lewis – American cookbook author and restaurateur ? "First Lady of Southern Cooking".

Phil Brown – American actor; Uncle Owen in "Star Wars".

Franklin Cover – American stage, television, and movie actor; Tom Willis on "The Jeffersons".

Peter Benchley – American author; "Jaws".

Betty Friedan – American author and feminist; "The Feminist Mystique".

"Grandpa" Al Lewis – American actor; politician, and radio personality; Grandpa on "The Munsters".

Moira Shearer – British actress; "The Red Shoes".

Nam June Paik – Korean artist; founder of video art.

Coretta Scott King – American activist and widow of Dr Martin Luther King.

Wendy Wasserstein – American playwright; "Third", "The Heidi Chronicles".

Arthur Bloom – American television news director; founder of "60 Minutes".

Fayard Nicholas – American dancer and actor.

Chris Penn – American movie actor; "Reservoir Dogs", "Mulholland Falls".

Anthony "Tony" Franciosa – American television, stage, and movie actor; "A Hatful Of Rain".

Wilson Pickett – American soul musician; "In The Midnight Hour", "Mustang Sally".

Birgit Nilsson – Swedish opera singer.

Shelley Winters – American movie and television actress; "A Place In The Sun", "The Poseidon Adventure".

John Sinibaldi – American cyclist and Olympian.

Irving Layton – Canadian poet and mentor of Leonard Cohen.

Heinrich Harrer – Austrian mountaineer and author; "Seven Years In Tibet".

Emmett Leith – American scientist; pioneer in holographic technology.

Owain "Oz" Wright – Welsh musician; vocalist for Rheinallt H Rowlands.

Bud Blake – American cartoonist; "Tiger".

Lou Rawls – American soul musician; "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".

Richard De Angelis – American actor; Colonel Foerster on "The Wire".

Patrick Cranshaw – American character actor; Blue in "Old School".

Pat Morita – Japanese-American actor; Mr Miyagi in "Karate Kid".

Vincent Schiavelli – American actor; "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest","Ghost".

John Diebold – American businessman and early computer advocate.

Gregg Hoffman – American film producer; "Saw".

Edward Masry – American activist and attorney; Erin Brockovich's lawyer.

Rodney Whitaker – British author; "The Eiger Sanction".

Eugene McCarthy – American politician and presidential candidate.

Richard Pryor – American comedian and actor; "Silver Streak", "Live On Sunset Strip".

Eddie Guerrero – American professionl wrestler.

Sheree North – American film and television actress; "Seinfeld".

Ralph Edwards – American television producer and host; "This Is Your Life".

Mustafa Akkad – Arab-American film producer; "Halloween".

Patrick Lichfield – British fashion and royal photographer.

Skitch Henderson – American musician; first "Tonight Show" bandleader.

Chris Whitley – American singer-songwriter; "Living With The Law".

Joe Niekro – American baseball player.

Red Auerbach – American basketball coach and Basketball Hall of Fame member.

Trevor Berbick – Jamaican boxer; former heavyweight champion.

Raul Davila – American actor; "The Believers", "All My Children".

Hugh Thompson – American military pilot; stopped the My Lai massacre.

Jim Zulevic – American actor; "Matchstick Men".

Don Stewart – American television actor; Michael Bauer on "The Guiding Light".

Brendan Cauldwell – Irish actor; "Far and Away", "Angela's Ashes".

Sherman Ferguson – American jazz drummer.

Joseph Newman – American film director; "David Copperfield", "This Island Earth".

Jean Byron – American television actress; "The Patty Duke Show".

Cory Lidle – American baseball player.

Alan Shalleck – American author; co-writer of the "Curious George" books.

Clifton James – American rock and roll drummer.

Barry Cowsill – Bassist, The Cowsills.

Paul Carr – American television actor; Lt Kelso on "Star Trek"'s pilot.

Yevgeny Samoilov – Russian award-winning actor; "Waterloo", "Tom Sawyer".

Bruce Hart – American composer; wrote the lyrics to the "Sesame Street" theme.

Peter Tomarken – American television personality; host of "Press Your Luck".

Oleg Cassini – American fashion designer.

Pio Leyva – Cuban musician; member of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Britt Lomond – American actor; Captain Monastario on the "Zorro!" TV series.

Lyn Nofziger – American political figure; Press Secretary under Reagan.

Stanislaw Lem – Polish science fiction author; "Solaris".

Martine Bartlett – American television and film actress; "Sybil", "Arrest and Trial".

Gordon Terry – American fiddler; member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Gerard Reve – Dutch author; "The Fourth Man".

Proof – American rapper, member of D12.

June Pointer – American R&B singer; member of the Pointer Sisters.

Muriel Spark – Scottish author; "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie".

Henderson Forsythe – American actor; Dr David Stewart on "As The World Turns".

John Kenneth Galbraith – American economist, author, and political figure.

Louis Ruykeser – American economist and television host.

Earl Woods – Father of professional golfer Tiger Woods.

Soraya – Columbian-American singer and Grammy award winner.

Floyd Patterson – American boxer and past heavyweight champion.

Paul Gleason – American actor; the principal on "The Breakfast Club".

Vince Welnick – American keyboard player; member of The Tubes and The Grateful Dead.

Robert Donner – American character actor; Exidor on "Mork and Mindy", Boss Shorty in "Cool Hand Luke".

Tim Hildebrandt – American fantasy illustrator; drew the original "Star Wars" poster.

Lennie Weinrib – American voice actor; the voice of Scrappy-Doo.

Jan Murray – American comedian and TV personality.

Robert Cornthwaite – American actor; "The Thing", "Picket Fences".

Mako – Japanese-American actor; "The Sand Pebbles", "Pearl Harbor".

Arthur Lee – American rock musician; founder of Love.

Mike Douglas – American television personality; "The Mike Douglas Show".

Bruno Kirby – American character actor; "The Godfather II", "Crash".

Robert Hoffman – American humourist; co-founder of "The National Lampoon".

Ed Warren – American paranormal investigator.

Maynard Ferguson – American jazz trumpeter.

Glenn Ford – American actor; "Gilda", "The Blackboard Jungle".

Bob Mathias – American athlete; two-time gold medal winner in Olympic decathlon.

Steve Irwin – Australian naturalist and television personality.

Pat Corley – American television actor; Pat the Bartender on "Murphy Brown".

Ann Richards – American politician; former governor of Texas.

Pablo Santos – Mexican television actor; "Greetings From Tucson."

Patricia Kennedy Lawford – Sister of John F Kennedy and wife of Peter Lawford.

Tamara Dobson – American actress; "Cleopatra Jones".

Freddie Fender – American Tex-Mex/country musician; "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", "Before The Next Teardrop Falls".

Christopher Glenn – American newscaster; Saturday morning kids news breaks "In The News".

Phyllis Kirk – American movie actress; "House Of Wax".

Sandy West – American rock musician; drummer and founder, The Runaways.

Jane Wyatt – American television actress; "Father Knows Best".

Geoffrey Keen – British actor; Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defense, in six James Bond films.

John Fowles – British author; "The French Lieutenant's Woman", "The Magus".

Link Wray – American guitarist.

Nora Denney – American actress: Mrs Teevee in the original "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory".

Constance Cummings – British film actress; "The Criminal Code", "Blithe Spirit".

Stan Berenstain – American author and illustrator; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears.

Jack Colvin – American character actor; reporter Jack McGee in "The Incredible Hulk".

William Proxmire – American politician; US Senator and crusader against government waste.

John Spencer – American television actor; Leo McGarry on "The West Wing".

Jack Anderson – American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner.


Marione Thompson-Helland – Longtime editor of The Beltane Papers.

Ken Van Lieu – Member of the Shreveport, LA, USA Pagan community.

Leigh Anne Hussey – Thelemic, Neo-Pagan, and filker.

Susan Miller – Lady Dreaming Owl; member of the Tampa, FL, USA Pagan community.

Rosemary Kooiman – Witch who won the legal right for Pagans to perform weddings in Virginia.

Jodi Monogue – Lady Galadriel; member of the Atlanta, GA, pagan community.

Jack Spence – Owner of New Age People, one of the oldest stores with Pagan merchandise in Indianapolis, IN.

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