The Oscars always seem to snub a few major stars when it comes to the annual “In Memoriam” tribute to those who have been lost in the past year. And it happened again on Sunday.
The New York Daily News reports that Adam West, TV’s “Batman,” was among the actors who were overlooked, as was John Mahoney, who was a fixture on “Frasier.”
Glen Campbell, who died last August at 81, was also among those who were excluded from the tribute. He was best known for his music and his TV work, but he also was nominated just three years ago for an Oscar for Best Original Song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which was a part of his documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.”
Other “In Memoriam” snubs Sunday included singer and actress Della Reese, “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy, prolific sitcom star Robert Guillaume, “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos” star Frank Vincent, “Animal House” actor Stephen Furst and “Dick Van Dyke Show” regular and veteran entertainer Rose Marie.
Former Best Supporting Actress recipient Dorothy Malone was also snubbed, the Daily News reports, as were directors Tobe Hooper (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist”) and Lewis Gilbert, who was an Oscar nominee in 1967 for “Alfie.”
How about a last dance with Malone in celebration of her Oscar-winning performance in “Written on the Wind” …