The daughter of an actor who made an impact both on film and on television is upset about what she says was a snub during the Oscars ceremony. The New York Times reports that the daughter of Abe Vigoda was disappointed that her father was left out of the ceremony’s “In Memoriam” segment.
Vigoda, who was best known for his roles on the TV series “Barney Miller” and in the movie “The Godfather,” died Jan. 26 in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94.
The Times reports: “Mr. Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said she watched the ceremony from her home in New Jersey with friends, expecting to see his image during the segment. ‘I have to say it was very disappointing, and I feel that we were all cheated and i don’t understand why,’ she said in a telephone interview on Monday.”
Fans of the actor took to social media to express similar sentiments.
The report notes that other figures were also omitted, including “Rocky” actor Tony Burton, who died last week, and character actor Geoffrey Lewis, the father of Juliette Lewis.