• George MacDonald Fraser(1925-2008) - Novelist and screenwriter who co-scripted Octopussy (pictured) and Red Sonja and scripted Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, The Return of the Three Musketeers and Royal Flash, which was based on his own novel. He died of cancer January 1 (or 2), on the Isle of Man in the UK. (Independent)
  • Aleksandr Abdulov(1953-2008) - Russian actor who starred in Stanislav Govorukhin's 1987 adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians and in the 1988 fantasy To Kill a Dragon. He most recently appeared with Gabriel Byrne and Mira Sorvino in the British/Russian co-production Leningrad. He died or cancer January 3, in Moscow. (Lenta.ru)
  • Peter Caffrey(1949-2008) - Irish actor who costarred in Neil Jordan's debut, Angel, as well as in Steve Barron's Rat and Paddy Breathnach's I Went Down. He died after suffering a stroke January 1, in England. (Irish Independent)
  • Joyce Carlson(1923-2008) - Artist who worked as an inker on Disney's The Three Caballeros, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Victory Through Air Power. Later she helped create the "It's a Small World" attraction that ended up at Disneyworld. She died of cancer January 2, in Florida (Variety)
  • James Costigan(late 1920s-2007) - Screenwriter who won three Emmy Awards (for the TV movies Eleanor and Franklin, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years and George Cukor's Love Among the Ruins). He also scripted John Frankenheimer's 1959 TV-movie version of The Turn of the Screw and co-scripted Tony Scott's The Hunger, Danny Huston's Mr. North and the Biblical film King David, which starred Richard Gere in the title role. He died of heart failure December 19, on Bambridge Island, Washington. (NY Times)
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