• Carl Pingitore (1924-2008) - Editor of Dirty Harry, for which he was also an associate producer, Play Misty for Me, Across 110th Street, Prime Cut and That Man Bolt. He won an Emmy for producing the series Police Story and was nominated for producing the 1981 TV documentary High Hopes: The Capra Years, about film director Frank Capra. He died February 23, in Eureka, California. (Times-Standard)
  • Richard Baer (1928-2008) - Television writer (Bewitched) who also apparently appeared uncredited in Citizen Kane as a character called "Hillman". He also wrote a 1958 Columbia Pictures-released film titled Life Begins at 17. He died February 22 in Santa Monica, California. (Variety)
  • William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) - Author and conservative commentator who appears as himself in the documentaries Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time, The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, New York in the Fifties, The Source, Kerouac, the Movie, What Happened to Kerouac? and Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film. He died of emphysema February 27, in Stamford, Connecticut. (Variety)
  • W.C. Heinz (1915-2008) - Journalist and novelist who co-wrote the novel MASH, which was adapted into a film and television series, with H. Richard Hornberger (jointly they used the pseudonym Richard Hooker). He also appears in Ken Burns' documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He died February 27, in Montpelier, Vermont. (NY Times)
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