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Some stars snubbed from ‘In Memoriam’ at Oscars

Frank Carnevale
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In this Oct. 18, 2005 file photo, Carol Channing performs during her one woman show,”The First 80 Years are the Hardest,” at the cabaret Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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Actor Verne Troyer does a parody performance of “In Da Club” at The 2003 Teen Choice Awards held at Universal Amphitheater on August 2, 2003 in Universal City, California.

Several actors and movie stars did not make the cut for the Oscars “In Memoriam” montage.

While the Academy did acknowledge the passing of actors and icons like Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds, Marvel’s Stan Lee, and “Superman” star Margot Kidder, several familiar faces were left off the list.

The among the bigger names omitted included Carol Channing, who died in January. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1967’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Verne Troyer, most famous as Mini-Me of the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, also did not make the list.

“Creature from the Black Lagoon” star Julie Adams, who died this month, was missing. As was “Full Metal Jacket” drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey, who died in April.

John Mahoney, perhaps best known for his role as the dad in the TV show “Frasier,” was not remembered.

Stanley Donen, the filmmaker behind films including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Funny Face” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” was not included in the tribute. 94-year-old Donen died on Friday.

Some hoped the Academy would include Vanessa Marquez, the actress who stared in “Stand and Deliver,” as well as the TV show “ER,” who was killed by South Pasadena police last August at her home.

Last year, “Batman” star Adam West was left off the “In Memoriam” list, as was actor Bill Paxton. Farrah Fawcett, who died in 2009, was not included in the following year’s montage, though the Academy defended their decision but saying the actress did her best work on TV.

Movie fans took twitter to post their displeasure.

Here’s the video of the “In Memoriam” and those they did remember:

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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