• Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) - Psychologist and film theorist who wrote the important books "Art and Visual Perception" and "Film as Art". He was one of the primary formalist theorists, writing extensively on the idea that film is more than merely a reproduction of real life. He died June 9 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (I apologize for missing the news when it happened; I believe I was on vacation at the time and just today saw this in the Independent).
  • Carol Bruce (1919-2007) - Actress and singer (pictured) best known for her television role on WKRP in Cincinnati. She also played Steve Martin's mom (or mother-in-law) in Planes, Trains & Automobiles and appears in American Gigolo and the Abbot and Costello film Keep 'Em Flying, in which she also performs a few tunes. She died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease October 9, in Woodland Hills, California. (LA Times)
  • Christine D. Coleman (1914-2007) - Actress who played one of the elderly waiting to enter into John Malkovich's body in Being John Malkovich. She also appears in Meet the Fockers. She died October 2 in Los Angeles. (LA Times)
  • Rodney Diak (1915-2007) - British actor who appears in Fire Maidens from Outer Space, which is considered one of the worst films ever made, as well as in Dunkirk and The Flesh and Blood Show. He died of cancer October 6, in London. (Variety)
  • Bud Ekins (1930-2007) - Motorcyclist who performed a memorable stunt jump in The Great Escape, doubling for Steve McQueen, who had discovered him. He went on to do stunts in McQueen's Bullitt, The Towering Inferno and The Cincinnati Kid, as well as in Diamonds Are Forever, 1941, Electra Glide in Blue, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, City Heat and Earthquake. He also worked as an actor, appearing in Vegas Vacation, The Next Karate Kid, Pacific Heights and The Love Bug. He died October 6 in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Werner Von Trapp (1915-2007) - Member of the legendary Trapp Family Singers portrayed in The Sound of Music. The names of the children in the stage and film production were changed and Werner was depicted as the character "Kurt". He died October 11 in Waitsfield, Vermont. (Miami Herald)
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