In Memoriam: Gone But Not Forgotten

- -

The In Memoriam segment can be the most emotional part of many awards shows. The entertainment industry saw quite a few notable deaths in the past year., so we can expect this year’s Academy Awards In Memoriam tribute to be somewhat lengthy.  By no means exhaustive, Here is our list for who should most definitely be commemorated at Sunday’s ceremony.

Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) – Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally

Florence Henderson (1934-2016) – Brady Bunch 

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) – Boxer, Subject of 2001 Biopic 

Arthur Hiller (1923-2016) – Love Story

Garry Shandling  (1949-2016) – Larry Sanders Show, Chef, Jungle Book

Seijun Suzuki (1923-2017) – Director of Branded to Kill, Youth Of The Beast, Tokyo Drifter

Peter Shaffer (1926-2016) Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus (1984)

John Hurt (1940-2017) – Alien, V For Vendetta, The Elephant Man

Anton Yelchin (1989-2016) – Green Room, Star Trek, Like Crazy 

Nancy Reagan (1921-2016) – Hellcats of The Navy, East Side West Side

Kenny Baker (1934-2016)- R2D2 in Star Wars

 

Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) – Singin in The Rain, Unsinkable Molly Brown

Garry Marshall (1934-2016) – Director of Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries

Edward Albee (1928-2016) – Playwright for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Bill Paxton (1955-2017) – Aliens, Terminator, Twister, Titanic

Gene Wilder (1933-2016) – Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein

Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016) – Touch of Evil, Moulin Rouge (1952)

William Peter Blatty (1928-2017) – Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, The Exorcist (1973)

Miguel Ferrer (1955-2017) – Robocop, Mulan

Prince (1958-2016) – Purple Rain

Erik Bauersfeld (1922-2016) – Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars

Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)  – Ordinary People, Mary Tyler Moore Show

These are but a few of the many great talents we lost over the course of the past year, they may be gone but their work, their influence, and inspiration will live on for generations to come.

BTC Staff
BTC Staffhttp://beforethecyborgs.com
The BTC Staff are a collection of writers for Before The Cyborgs. Check out the contributors' page for individual profiles

FIND US ON

READ MORE

Review: Person to Person charms with understated stories of life-like characters.

A New York indie gem, melding wry humor, quiet drama, and thoughtful sentimentality. Person to Person is a thoughtful character study set under a beautiful New York backdrop

Reflecting On Henrik Sedin And 1000 Points

1000 points for Henrik Sedin. Reflecting on the unique path to 1K

LEAKED: LaMarcus Aldridge Pitch Transcripts

We have the transcripts from the LaMarcus Aldridge free agency meetings

The Undertaker & A Legacy Of Wrestling Excellence

As Wrestlemania approaches, we look back at the legend of The Phenom, The Deadman, The Undertaker. One of the finest entertainers to grace the ring.

Thoughts on Oscar Noms 2016

The Academy released their nominations for the big show next month. Here’s what they got right and got wrong.

Related Articles

5 Questions We Have About The Joker Origin Movie

With a Joker centric standalone movie in the works that has enlisted the likes of Martin Scorsese, Here are 5 Burning Questions we have regarding the film

Tim Curry Retrospective – A Legacy of Character Greatness

Profiling the diverse career of Tim Curry that has made him a cult icon with roles like Pennywise and Dr. Frank N. Furter

BTC Staff Survey: Summer Recap / Fall Preview

With summer now in the books, The Before The Cyborgs staff look back on the summer that was and look ahead to the fall/awards season ahead.