Saturday, 29 December 2012

RIP in 2012

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The New Year is always a time for reflection and remembrance. So now that Christmas is over, and before the New Year parties begin, let's take a moment to remember all those that the film world lost in 2012.

Below is a list of individuals that I've singled out, some of whom I've already paid tribute to on this site. If there's anyone in film that I've neglected to mention, feel free to drop me a comment in the box below.

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January 1 - Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and film fight choreographer (The Lord of the Rings), 89.
January 6 - Bob Holness, English radio and television presenter (Blockbusters), 83.
January 12 - Reginald Hill, English crime writer (Dalziel and Pascoe), 75.
February 11 - Whitney Houston, American singer and actor (The Bodyguard), 48.
February 12 - David Kelly, Irish actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), 82.
March 3 - Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer and illustrator (Star Wars), 82.
March 21 - Antonio 'Tonino' Guerra, Italian poet and screenwriter (Blow-Up), 92.
May 8 - Maurice Sendak, American writer and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), 83.
June 5 - Ray Bradbury, American science fiction, mystery and horror writer (Fahrenheit 451), 91.
June 11 - Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actor (Gone with the Wind), 94.
June 12 - Henry Hill, American mobster, basis for Goodfellas, 69.
June 20 - Andrew Sarris, American film critic, 83.
June 26 - Nora Ephron, American screenwriter and director (Sleepless in Seattle), 71.
July 4 - Eric Sykes, British comedy actor, writer and director (The Goon Show), 89.
July 8 - Ernest Borgnine, American Oscar-winning actor (Marty), 95.
July 13 - Sage Stallone, American actor (Rocky V), 36.
July 13 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (Jaws), 77.
July 22 - Frank Pierson, American film director (A Star Is Born) and screenwriter (Cool Hand Luke), 87.
July 29 - Chris Marker, French film-maker (La Jetee), 91.
July 31 - Gore Vidal, American author, playwright, screenwriter (Caligula) and political commentator, 86.
August 6 - Mark O'Donnell American playwright (Hairspray, Cry-Baby), 56.
August 9 - Mel Stuart, American film and TV director (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), 83.
August 10 - Carlo Rimbaldi, Italian special effects artist (E.T.), 86.
August 19 - Tony Scott, British film director (Top Gun), 68.
September 3 - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), 54.
September 27 - Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (The Ladykillers), 95.
October 14 - John Clive, British character actor (The Italian Job), 79.
October 17 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actor (Emmanuelle), 60.
October 22 - Russell Means, Oglala Sioux activist and actor (The Last of the Mohicans), 72.
November 6 - Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army), 92.
November 7 - Richard Robbins, American film composer (A Room With A View), 71.
November 23 - Larry Hagman, American film and TV actor (Dallas), 81.
December 24 - Charles Durning, American actor (The Sting), 89.
December 26 - Gerry Anderson, English producer, director and writer (Thunderbirds), 83.

Daniel

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