• Joe Brooks (?-2007) - Actor best known as the character Vanderbilt on TV's F-Troop; he also played a guy dressed as Santa Claus in Gremlins, an umpire in The Bad News Bears, a carnival townsman in East of Eden and one of Peter Falk's "hoods" in the Rat Pack's Robin and the 7 Hoods. He also performed stunts in Vanishing Point. He died December 5 in Southern California. (F-Troop.net)
  • Sam Cassel (c.1979-2007) - Vice president at Scott Rudin Productions (No Country for Old Men; The Darjeeling Limited). He and Rhiannon Meier (see below) were killed by a drunk driver December 8, in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Eleonora Rossi Drago (1925-2007) - Italian actress who starred in Antonioni's Le Amiche (The Girlfriends), John Huston's The Bible: In the Beginning ... , Massimo Dallamo's Dorian Gray, the anthology film Love at 20, and 1960's David and Goliath, which also starred Orson Welles. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage December 2, in Palermo, Sicily. (Guardian)
  • Ion Fiscuteanu (1937-2007) - Romanian actor (pictured) who received worldwide exposure as the titular star of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. He died December 8 in Bucharest. (NY Times)
  • Peter Haas (1956-2007) - Publicist for Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Serial Mom, Cutthroat Island, Problem Child 2 and Hoffa. He died November 25. (Voy.com)
  • Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) - Literary critic and novelist who co-founded the New York Review of Books; she appears in the 1979 Pennebaker/Hegedus documentary Town Bloody Hall. She died December 2 in New York City. (NY Times)
  • Rhiannon Meier (c.1979-2007) - Vice president at Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Productions (RV). She was also once an assistant to producer Brad Krevoy (National Lampoon's Barely Legal). She and Sam Cassel (see above) were killed by a drunk driver December 8, in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Bill Moor (1931-2007) - Actor who appears in Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Ishtar, New York Stories and Quiz Show. He died November 27 in Englewood, New Jersey. (Perrysburg.com)
  • David Morris (1924-2007) - Actor who played Grandpa George in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He had only become a professional actor a few years ago at the age of 79. He died October 29, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. (Independent)
  • Ken Southworth (1918-2007) - Animator who worked on Disney's Cinderella, The Three Caballeros, Song of the South, Alice in Wonderland and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Toad, as well as many shorts featuring Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy. He also worked at Warner Bros., MGM, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Clokey and Walter Lantz, for which he is credited as creating the famous opening title sequence for Woody Woodpecker cartoons. He also worked on the Looney Tunes animation featured in Gremlins 2: The New Batch and animated the 1987 Filmation feature Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. He died of following a series of stroke December 6, in Anaheim, California. (The Big Cartoon forum)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) - Electronic music pioneer who composed music for the horror documentary The American Nightmare and the electronic music documentary Modulations, in which he also appears. He died December 5 in Berlin. (Variety)
  • Judge Moses Weinstein (1912-2007) - Judge who functioned as a technical consultant for 1995's Murder in the First. He died December 1 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. (NY Times)
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