In Memoriam: Gone But Not Forgotten

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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.

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