• Rod Colbin (1923-2007) - Actor who appears in Frances, John Hus and Yes, Giorgio. He was also a fencing master who taught Marlon Brando and James Dean. He died February 4. (Daily India)
  • Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007) - Oscar-winning matte artist (pictured) for Mary Poppins. He also received nominations for Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Island at the Top of the World and The Black Hole. He mostly worked on Disney pictures, including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Darby O'Gill and the Little People, but his career spanned from René Clair's The Ghost Goes West to Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy. His son, Harrison, is also a matte artist and visual effects supervisor and was also nominated for The Black Hole. Peter Ellenshaw died February 12, in Malibu, California. (Cartoon Brew)
  • Ray Evans (1915-2007) - Oscar-winning songwriter of "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from The Man Who Knew Too Much, "Buttons and Bows" from The Paleface and "Mona Lisa" from Captain Carey, U.S.A. He was nominated another four times; all nominations and wins were shared by his partner Jay Livingston. The duo also wrote the hit Christmas tune "Silver Bells," which was introduced in The Lemon Drop Kid and they appeared together in Sunset Blvd. He died of a heart attack February 15, in Los Angeles. (LA Times)
  • Pál Erdöss (1947-2007) - Hungarian director who won the 1983 Golden Camera at Cannes for The Princess. He also directed Countdown and Homo Novus. He died after a long illness February 14. (MTI)
  • Ryan Larkin (1943-2007) - Oscar-nominated animator of the 1969 short En Marchant. He also supplied material for Agency. He died of brain cancer February 14, in Canada. (AWN)
  • Daniel McDonald (1960-2007) - Actor who appears in The Ice Storm, What's Love Got to Do with It and Bound By Honor. He died of brain cancer February 16. (Broadway World)
  • Álex Phillips Jr. (1935-2007) - Director of Photography for Romancing the Stone, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. He also worked on the second unit of Total Recall. He died of complications from stomach ulcers February 12, in Mexico City. (Independent)
  • Johanna Sällström (1974-2007) - Swedish actress who appears in Under Ytan, Hans Och Hennes and Wallander - Innan Frosten, which led to the popular television series Wallander. She was found dead in her apartment February 13, in Malmö. (The Local)
  • Charles S. Schwartz (c.1939-2007) - Writer-producer of Terminal Island and The Velvet Vampire. He later became executive director of USC's Entertainment Technology Center, where he was an early supporter of digital cinema. He died of pneumonia February 14, in Los Angeles. (Earth Times)
  • Randy Stone (c.1958-2007) - Oscar-winning producer of the short film Trevor, which was part of the compilation feature Boys Life 2. He also developed and executive produced Little Man Tate and appears in Final Destination and Home for the Holidays, but he was primarily a casting director, mostly for television. He casted two features, Jaws 3-D and Say Anything ... He died of heart failure February 12, in Beverly Hills. (LA Times)
  • Beatriz Thibaudin (c.1927-2007) - Argentine actress who appears in Suddenly, The Official Story and Eversmile, New Jersey. She died February 7, in Buenos Aires. (Variety)
  • Bob Tracey (c.1923-2007) - Actor who appears in The Mothman Prophecies, Houseguest and Only You. He died of complications from pneumonia January 26. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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