Remembering Tom Petty, Oscar-Winning 'Star Wars' Costumer John Mollo and More Reel-Important People We Lost in October

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. Dennis Banks (1937-2017) - Native American Activist, Actor. He appears in The Last of the Mohicans and Older Than America, as himself in Thunderheart and the documentaries Incident at Oglala and Sing Your Song. He was also the subject of the 2010 doc A Good Day to Die. He died on October 29. (Star Tribune) Ben Bates (1933-2017) - Stunt Man. In addition to doing stunts for TV's Gunsmoke and the movie The White Buffalo, he also played...

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