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    Farrah Fawcett, Bea Arthur and More Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam Montage

    Bea Arthur now has something in common with Brad Renfro. The actress, who passed away last April, was omitted from the Academy Awards' "in memoriam" tribute.

    The Academy Award clip reels weren't just boring this year, they were also insulting -- at least if you happened to notice a few of the bigger omissions from the In Memoriam montage. Where was Farrah Fawcett? Bea Arthur? (And to a geekier extent, Wrath of Khan's Ricardo Montalban?)

    Roger Ebert was one of the first to squawk about their absence. "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute?" he Tweeted Sunday night. "Major fail."

    There's some speculation that in Fawcett and Arthur's case, their rep as TV stars superceded their film work -- though both had plenty of film work to her credit. Fawcett's later career included roles in Dr. T and the Women and The Apostle. And while Arthur may be better remembered as a Golden Girl, she starred in the 1974 remake of Mame, and had a part in a movie that garnered three Oscar nominations in 1970, Lovers and Other Strangers.

    Oscar organizers have some ‘splaining to do, and one rep for the show has responded to the gaffe via Britain's Daily Telegraph -- though they haven't cited any reasons for leaving Fawcett and Arthur out of the death-montage club. As for what the rep did say: "Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody."

    The Academy's executive director, Bruce Davis, addressed that same issue in an Associated Press interview before the big show, telling AP that the process of selecting a chosen few for the final montage is "agonizing."

    "You are dropping people who the public knows. It's just not comfortable," he said.

    Neither was sitting through that bizarre "tribute to horror" montage, but whatevs.

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    But they decided that Michael Jackson was a bigger movie star?
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    Farrah Fawcett, Bea Arthur and More Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam Montage

    Bea Arthur now has something in common with Brad Renfro. The actress, who passed away last April, was omitted from the Academy Awards' "in memoriam" tribute.

    The Academy Award clip reels weren't just boring this year, they were also insulting -- at least if you happened to notice a few of the bigger omissions from the In Memoriam montage. Where was Farrah Fawcett? Bea Arthur? (And to a geekier extent, Wrath of Khan's Ricardo Montalban?)

    Roger Ebert was one of the first to squawk about their absence. "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute?" he Tweeted Sunday night. "Major fail."

    There's some speculation that in Fawcett and Arthur's case, their rep as TV stars superceded their film work -- though both had plenty of film work to her credit. Fawcett's later career included roles in Dr. T and the Women and The Apostle. And while Arthur may be better remembered as a Golden Girl, she starred in the 1974 remake of Mame, and had a part in a movie that garnered three Oscar nominations in 1970, Lovers and Other Strangers.

    Oscar organizers have some ‘splaining to do, and one rep for the show has responded to the gaffe via Britain's Daily Telegraph -- though they haven't cited any reasons for leaving Fawcett and Arthur out of the death-montage club. As for what the rep did say: "Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody."

    The Academy's executive director, Bruce Davis, addressed that same issue in an Associated Press interview before the big show, telling AP that the process of selecting a chosen few for the final montage is "agonizing."

    "You are dropping people who the public knows. It's just not comfortable," he said.

    Neither was sitting through that bizarre "tribute to horror" montage, but whatevs.

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    [B][HIGH-LIGHT]But they decided that Michael Jackson was a bigger movie star?[/[/HIGH-LIGHT]B]
    Speaking of the Jackson 1 and the 4 hacks, when are the 4 hacks going to stop exploiting Michael Jacksons death, haven't they and the two *****es picked his bones dry yet or are they now sucking the marrow out of his bones.

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