- Rudolf Arnheim(1904-2007) - Psychologist and film theorist who wrote the important books "Art and Visual Perception" and "Film as Art". He was one of the primary formalist theorists, writing extensively on the idea that film is more than merely a reproduction of real life. He died June 9 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (I apologize for missing the news when it happened; I believe I was on vacation at the time and just today saw this in the Independent).
- Carol Bruce(1919-2007) - Actress and singer (pictured) best known for her television role on WKRP in Cincinnati. She also played Steve Martin's mom (or mother-in-law) in Planes, Trains & Automobiles and appears in American Gigolo and the Abbot and Costello film Keep 'Em Flying, in which she also performs a few tunes. She died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease October 9, in Woodland Hills, California. (LA Times)
- Christine D. Coleman(1914-2007) - Actress who played one of the elderly waiting to enter into John Malkovich's body in Being John Malkovich. She also appears in Meet the Fockers. She died October 2 in Los Angeles. (LA Times)