Remembering Aretha Franklin, Barbara Harris, Neil Simon and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

Andre Blay (1937-2018) – Producer. His movies include John Carpenter’s They Live, Prince of Darkness and Village of the Damned as well as the 1988 remake of The Blob. He died on August 24. (Hometown Weekly)

Silvano Campeggi (1923-2018) – Poster Designer. His iconic movie posters include those for Gone With the Wind, Gigi, Ben-Hur, Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Exodus and Casablanca. He died on August 28. (La Repubblica)

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