• Al Drebin (c.1918-2007) - Owner of Budget Films, an archive company that supplies footage to films, television shows and humanitarian projects. He died of heart failure September 18, in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Edith Campion (1923-2007) - Poet, actress and mother of filmmakers Anna Campion and Jane Campion. She appears in the former's 1989 short The Audition and in the latter's 1990 feature An Angel at My Table. She died September 16 in Otaki, Manawatu, New Zealand. (ABC Radio Australia)
  • Mark Copeland (1962-207) - Steadicam operator for The Gravedancers, National Lampoon's Pucked, The Ultimate Gift and the upcoming The Key Man. He died in a helicopter crash September 11, in Sarasota, Florida. (CBC-Raleigh)
  • Joel Fein (c.1944-2007) - Oscar-nominated sound mixer for The Buddy Holly Story. He was also a recording sound mixer for Blade Runner and Fletch Lives and the restorations of Bridge on the River Kwai and Spartacus. As a sound re-recording mixer, he worked on Back to the Future II, Midnight Run, The Hard Way, Ghost Dad and Gary Sinise's Of Mice and Men, and as a score mixer, he worked on Bachelor Party. Later in his life he concentrated on television work, for which he won an Emmy and was nominated twice more. He died September 22 in Wichita. (The Wichita Eagle)
  • Alice Ghostley (1926-2007) - Character actress (pictured) best known for her television roles on Bewitched and Designing Women. She is familiar to Grease fans as the film's automotive shop teacher, Mrs. Murdock. She also appears in The Graduate, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Flim-Flam Man, The Odd Couple II and as herself in the documentary Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age. She died of cancer September 21, in Studio City, California. (NY Times)
  • Joachim Hansen (1930-2007) - German actor who starred in Fassbinder's Nora Helmer. He also appears in Is Paris Burning?, The Boys of Brazil, The Bridge at Remagen, The Eagle Has Landed, A Woman at Her Window and Le Vieux fusil (aka Vengeance One by One). He died of a brain hemorrhage September 13, in Berlin. (RP Online)
  • Karl Hardman (1927-2007) - Producer and sound effects and make-up artist for George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, in which he also co-starred as Harry Cooper. He also appears in the horror pic Santa Claws and the upcoming documentary One for the Fire: Night of the Living Dead 40th Anniversary Documentary. He died September 22. (Dread Central)
  • Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) - French mime who appeared as himself for the greatest joke in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (he speaks the film's single word of speech). He also played Professor Ping in Barbarella and starred as the titular character in William Castle's Shanks, for which he's also credited as a choreographer. As himself, he appears in the biographical documentaries Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, La Constellation Jodorowsky and the upcoming Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story. He died September 22. (AP)
  • Alex Romero (c.1912-2007) - Choreographer for a few Elvis vehicles, including Jailhouse Rock, Clambake and Double Trouble. He was also choreographer for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Love Me or Leave Me, Love at First Bite and The Frisco Kid, in which he also acted in a bit role. He began as an on-screen dancer, performing in An American in Paris, Time Out for Rhythm and On the Town then moved on to assistant choreographer for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Kiss Me Kate, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, Small Town Girl and Anchors Aweigh. He died September 8 in Woodland Hills, California. (Variety)
  • Emilio Ruiz del Rio (1923-2007) - Spanish set director and visual effects artist who worked on miniatures and models for Pan's Labyrinth, Dune, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, Red Sonja, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Devil's Backbone, The Girl of Your Dreams and Acción mutante. He did matte shots for Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and matte paintings for 1972's Treasure Island, which starred Orson Welles. He also did special effects for Slugs: The Movie and was set director on Pod People (featured in an episode of MST3K). According to his obituary, he also worked on Spartacus, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Travels With My Aunt and Welles' Mr. Arkadin and He died of respiratory failure September 17, in Madrid. (AP)
  • Robert Sabaroff (?-2007) - Screenwriter of the early blaxploitation film The Split, starring Jim Brown and adapted from the novel by Donald E. Westlake. He died of leukemia September 19. (News From Me)
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