A new report asks what Jeff Conaway of “Taxi,” Clarice Taylor of “The Cosby Show” and Len Lesser, who played Uncle Leo on “Seinfeld,” have in common.
The answer: They were all television notables who were left out of the Emmys’ "In Memoriam" video tribute, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
All three actors died during the past year. In May, Conaway died at age 60 due to complications from pneumonia, the story notes.
Also missing from the tribute: QVC host Jeanne Bice, the story says.
According to a statement on the TV Academy’s website, "Due to inevitable time limitations, the producers of the telecast are not able to include all of the worthy television professionals who have passed away from year to year."
The academy has launched a database to honor Hollywood professionals who have died, the story adds.