The following are just a few of the notables who entered Heaven or Hell in ’06:
Robert Altman, 81,– director of M*A*S*H and other rebellious 70’s films.
Joe Barbera, 95,–half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that did The Flinstones, Yogi Bear, etc.
Pete Benchley, 65,–author of the book, Jaws.
William Sloane Coffin, 81,–liberal activist minister.
Betty Friedan, 85,– 60’s activist who started the Feminist movement and was the cofounder of the National Organization for Women and its first president.
Coreta Scott King,78,–widow of Martin Luther King Jr., she became known as “the first lady of the civil-rights movement.
Don Knotts, 81,–Remember Barney Fife?
Jack Palance,87,–Actor from City Slickers who did one-arm push-ups at the Academy Awards.
Dana Reeve, 44,–devoted wife of Christopher “Superman” Reeve
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, 39,–Jordanian-born terrorist leader of al-Queda in Iraq, claimed to have beheaded American Nicholas Berg, and was behind the 2004 Madrid bombings.