CATEGORIES Obits, Cinematical
  • Richard Curnock (1922-2007) - British actor who appears in Paradise. He died February 6, in Stratford, Ontario. (CBC)
  • Donfeld (1934-2007) - Oscar-nominated costume designer for Prizzi's Honor, Days of Wine and Roses, Tom Sawyer and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? His other credits include Spaceballs, Viva Las Vegas, The Great Race and the television series Wonder Woman. He had a brief stint as a set director in the mid-'70s. He died February 3, in Los Angeles (LA Times)
  • Victor Griffin (c.1918-2007) - Singer, dancer and actor who appears in Annie. He died February 3, in Syosset, New York. (Variety)
  • Griffith Jones (1910-2007) - British actor who appears in Olivier's The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France, as well as The Wicked Lady and Miranda. He died January 30. (Telegraph)
  • Frankie Laine (1913-2007) - Singer of the title songs to a number of westerns, including 3:10 to Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Blazing Saddles. He also appears in Blake Edwards' He Laughed Last and Bring Your Smile Along, as well as Meet Me in Las Vegas and Make Believe Ballroom. He died of complications from hip surgery February 6. (LA Times)
  • Phil Lucas (c.1941-2007) - Documentary filmmaker who directed The Native Americans mini-series. He died of complications from heart surgery February 4, in Bellevue, Washington.
  • Rob Maynor (c. 1938-2007) - Unit publicist for Philadelphia Experiment II. He died February 5. (Variety)
  • Yunus Parvez (c.1931-2007) - Indian actor who appears in Bunty Aur Babli, Salaam Bombay! and Deewaar. He died from acute diabetes February 11, in Mumbai. (The Hindu)
  • Gisèle Pascal (1923-2007) - French actress who appears in Les Compères (CompDads), The Public Woman and Royal Affairs in Versailles. She was also Prince Rainier's girlfriend before he married Grace Kelly. She died February 2, in Nîmes, France. (Independent)
  • Herbert Reinecker (1914-2007) - German screenwriter of Canaris, Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death and The Horror of Blackwood Castle. He also wrote a few of the "Jerry Cotton" crime movies, adapted many Edgar Wallace novels, adapted his own novel From Hong Kong With Love and penned the dialogue for The Trapp Family and the story for The Trapp Family in America (the German counterparts to The Sound of Music). He died January 27. (Raw Story)
  • Ian Richardson (1934-2007) - British actor (pictured) who appears in Brazil, Dark City, From Hell, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Joyeux Noel and the upcoming Becoming Jane. He died February 9, in London. (BBC)
  • Michael Shurtleff (c.1920-2007) - Casting director on 1776 and Jesus Christ Superstar. He died January 28, in Los Angeles. (Playbill)
  • Anna Nicole Smith (1967-2007) - Read Scott's report on the model/actress.
  • Fred Mustard Stewart (1932-2007) - Novelist who wrote the books-turned-films The Mephisto Waltz and Six Weeks. He died of cancer February 7, in Washington, Connecticut. (NY Times)
  • Jack Winter (1942-2006) - Sitcom writer credited as special advisor on Big, for which he worked as a script doctor. He died December 28, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Globe and Mail)
  • Gerardo Vallejo (1942-2007) - Argentine filmmaker who wrote and directed El Inocente, El Rigor del Destino (The Sternness of Fate) and Martin Fierro, el Ave Solitaria. He died of lung cancer February 6, in Buenos Aires. (Variety)