CATEGORIES Obits, Cinematical
  • Tige Andrews (1920-2007) - Actor best known as Capt. Greer on TV's The Mod Squad. His film work includes Mister Roberts, The Last Tycoon and Until They Sail. He died January 27, in Encino, California. (Variety)
  • Vijay Arora (c.1944-2007) - Indian actor and cinematographer who appears in Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Naseeb and Indian Babu. Films he shot include Viruddh ... Family Comes First, Dus and Vaastav: The Reality. He died of complications from an intestinal ailment February 2, in Mumbai. (Times of India)
  • Lee Bergere (1924-2007) - Character actor who appears in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Time Trackers, as well as a lot of television shows. He died January 31. (Nola.com)
  • Claude Binyon, Jr. (1930-2007) - DGA Award-winning production manager for The Deer Hunter. He also worked as an assistant director on the Elvis pics Clambake, Double Trouble and Spinout, as well as Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, That's Entertainment! and Westworld. His father was screenwriter Claude Binyon (Holiday Inn). He died January 27, in Bellevue, Washington. (alt.obituaries)
  • Anna Cropper (1938-2007) - British actress who appears in Cromwell and Footsteps, as well as many TV movies. She died January 22, in Tangmere, England. (Independent)
  • Joelyn Scott Fiorato (?-2007) - First woman film critic for the New York Times. She died of cancer January 25. (Vineyard Gazette)
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007) - Singer for The Spinners. He appears with the band in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. He died of complications from diabetes February 2. (AP)
  • Victoria Hopper (1909-2007) - Actress (pictured) who starred in Lorna Doone (1934), Laburnum Grove and The Mill on the Floss. She died January 22, in Romney Marsh, Kent, England. (Independent)
  • Joe Hunter (1927-2007) - Keyboard player for Motown's backing band The Funk Brothers. He appears in the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. He died February 1. (Independent)
  • Molly Ivins (1944-2007) - Author and columnist who appears in the documentaries Bush's Brain, Dildo Diaries, The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress and Rush to War. She died of breast cancer January 31, in Austin, Texas. (Variety)
  • Nikos Kourkoulos (1934-2007) - Greek actor who appears in A Matter of Dignity, Adistaktoi and O Astrapoyannos. He died of cancer January 30, in Athens. (Ert.gr)
  • Barbara McNair (1934-2007) - Singer and actress who appears in the In the Heat of the Night sequels They Call Me MISTER TIbbs! and The Organization, as well as in Change of Habit and Spencer's Mountain. She died of throat cancer February 4, in Los Angeles. (Examiner)
  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) - Oscar-nominated (and Pulitzer Prize-winning) composer of The Medium, which he also wrote and directed. He passed away February 1, in Monaco. (AP)
  • Frank Meyer (c.1935-2007) - Former editor of Variety. He died of lung cancer January 29, in New York. (Variety)
  • Herb Mitchell (c.1940-2007) - Former Oakland Raiders running back who became an actor in the 1970s. He appears in Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Innerspace, Gettysburg, Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Ali. He died January 30, in Petersburg, Virginia. (J.T. Morris & Son Funeral Homes)
  • David M. Ronne (1943-2007) - Oscar-nominated sound mixer for On Golden Pond, The River and Silverado. He also worked on Marathon Man, The Lost Boys, Clueless, Face/Off, The Rock, Beetlejuice, Miami Vice, Anthony Hopkin's Slipstream, which just played at Sundance, and the upcoming Fracture. He died January 23, in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Michel Roux (1927-2007) - French actor who appears in Something Fishy, Golden Boy and La Femme et le Pantin. He was also the voice of Jack Lemmon, Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness in dubbed versions of their films. He died February 2, in Paris. (AP)
  • Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) - Oscar-winning writer of The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. He also wrote the screenplays for Easter Parade, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes and Billy Rose's Jumbo. Later he wrote the novels-turned-films The Other Side of Midnight, Bloodline and The Naked Face. He also directed Dream Wife, The Buster Keaton Story and Buster and Billie. He died of complications from pneumonia January 30, in Rancho Mirage, California. (AP)
  • Walker Stuart (n/a) - Oscar-nominated director of the short That's Me. He was also a producer on Never Cry Wolf, which he also appears in, and Lord of the Flies (1990), 1918 and End of the Line. He died January 27.
  • Jackie Taylor (1937-2007) - Former child actor who appears in Made for Each Other, The Master of Ballantrae and Miracle on 34th Street. He passed away February 3, in Coer D'Alene, Idaho. (LA Times)
  • Glen Tetley (1926-2007) - Choreographer who appears in the Golden Globe-nominated documentary I Am a Dancer. He died of cancer January 26, in Florida. (Guardian)