• 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)
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