• Marit Allen (c.1941-2007) - Costume designer who worked often with Ang Lee (on Brokeback Mountain, Hulk and Ride with the Devil) and Nicholas Roeg (on The Witches, Eureka, Bad Timing and Don't Look Now). She also produced wardrobes for Eyes Wide Shut, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Dead Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mermaids, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and 2007's La Vie en Rose and Love in the Time of Cholera. She had recently been working on costumes for Justice League of America. She died of a brain aneurism November 26, in Sydney, Australia. (Variety)
  • Jeanne Bates (1918-2007) - Actress who co-starred in the 1943 serial of The Phantom. Known for playing nurse characters in TV and film, she appears as such in Gus, The Strangler and Paula. She also appears in Eraserhead, Mulholland Dr., Die Hard 2 and Grand Canyon. She died November 28 in Woodland Hills, California. (FindaGrave.com)
  • Fred Chichin (1954-2007) - French musician and songwriter who composed music for André Téchiné's latest, The Witnesses. He also appears as himself, with his band Les Rita Mitsouko, in Godard's Keep Your Right Up. He died of cancer November 28, in Paris. (France 24)
  • Mali Finn (c.1938-2007) - Casting director who worked on many on many films by James Cameron, including Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic and True Lies, and by Joel Schumacher, including Batman Forever, Batman & Robin and Tigerland. She also worked on The Untouchables, L.A. Confidential, The Matrix trilogy, Wonder Boys, All the Real Girls, Running with Scissors, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Shooter and the upcoming 10,000 B.C., among others. She died of melanoma November 28, in Sonoma, California. (Variety)
  • James M. Hart (1943-2007) - Special effects coordinator who worked on Newsies, Apollo 13, The Vanishing and Witness. He died November 19. (IMDb)
  • Evel Knievel (1938-2007) - Daredevil stunt motorcyclist who appears as himself in Viva Knievel! and Freebie and the Bean (as "motorcyclist"). He was portrayed by George Hamilton in 1971's Evel Knievel and by Sam Elliott and George Eads in separate TV movies of the same name. He died November 30 in Clearwater, Florida. (AP)
  • Al Mancini (1932-2007) - Actor who plays a soldier "Tassos Bravos" in The Dirty Dozen. He also appears in Miller's Crossing, Falling Down, Big Business, Turk 182! and The Public Eye and voices a fish in Babe: Pig in the City. He died of Alzheimer's disease November 12, in London, Ohio. (FindaGrave.com)
  • John Peterson (1942-2007) - Drummer for The Beau Brummels and Harpers' Bizarre; he appears with the Brummels in Village of the Giants and Wild Wild Winter. He died of a heart attack November 11. (SFGate)
  • Anton Rodgers (1933-2007) - Actor who appears in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Day of the Jackal, The Fourth Protocol, the 1970 Scrooge, Michael Radford's The Merchant of Venice and Abel Ferrara's latest, Go Go Tales. He died December 1. (Telegraph)
  • Jane Rule (1931-2007) - Writer whose novel "Desert of the Heart" was adapted into the 1985 film Desert Hearts. She died of complications from liver cancer November 27, in Galiano Island, British Columbia. (Globe and Mail)
  • Gail Sheridan (1915-2007) - Actress who stars opposite William Boyd in '30s westerns Hopalong Cassidy Returns and Hills of Old Wyoming. She also appears in Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman and Norman Taurog's Strike Me Pink. She died November 17. (FindaGrave.com)
  • Roger B. Smith (1925-2007) - Former Chairman and CEO of General Motors who was the subject of Michael Moore's breakthrough documentary Roger & Me. In addition to that film, he also appears as himself in the docs Manufacturing Dissent, Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright, Final Offer and Who Killed the Electric Car? He died November 29 near Detroit. (LA Times)
  • Mel Tolkin (1913-2007) - Writer, primarily for television series including All in the Family, who scripted the 1966 spy spoof The Last of the Secret Agents? He is also one of the credited writers on the theatrically released sketch compilation 10 from Your Show of Shows. He was the father of writer-directors Michael Tolkin and Stephen Tolkin. He died of heart failure November 26, in Century City, California. (Variety)
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