28 December 2012 2:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who 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 their own way. Gerry Anderson (1929-2012) - Writer/producer best known for creating marionette-based animation shows for TV, such as Thunderbirds, which spawned movies in 1966, 1968 and 2004, the last of which was live action. He also cowrote and produced the sci-fi film Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (aka Doppelganger) and had been tapped to script and direct the James Bond installment Moonraker, though ultimately he only provided an original treatment. He died on December 26, six months after being...

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