• Ollie Johnston (1912-2008) - Animator who was the last surviving member of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men", who worked on classic features from 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to 1981's The Fox and the Hound. After retiring from animating at Disney, he was a story consultant on 1989's Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland and voiced characters in Brad Bird's The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. He was co-subject of the documentary Frank and Ollie and appears in The Pixar Story. He died of natural causes April 14, in Sequim, Washington. (Variety)
  • Bebe Barron (1926-2008) - Composer who, with husband Louis Barron, scored Forbidden Planet, which was the first commercial feature film to include only electronic music. She also recorded music for Maya Deren's The Very Eye of Night and scored other experimental shorts, including Bells of Atlantis, which featured Anaïs Nin. She died April 20 in Los Angeles. (Variety)
  • Hazel Court (1926-2008) - Actress who starred in '50s and '60s horror films, including Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven and Premature Burial and Sidney J. Furie's Doctor Blood's Coffin, Terence Fisher's The Curse of Frankenstein and David MacDonald's Devil Girl from Mars. She died of a heart attack April 15, in Lake Tahoe, California. (Variety)
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