Farrah Fawcett, Bea Arthur Snubbed At Oscar “In Memoriam” Tribute. Why?

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    Mar 08, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    Farrah Fawcett, Bea Arthur Snubbed At Oscar “In Memoriam” Tribute. Why?
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    Mar 09, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    I don't know. Perhaps because they weren't big movie stars, they were both primarily television stars, but they still had their impact.
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    Mar 09, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    It might have just been an oversight. Although they remembered MJ and her death was close by.
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    Mar 09, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    They said that there wasn't time to honor every famous person who died.
    But, that's BS.
    At least half the people they honored were people I had never even heard of.
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    Mar 09, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Ryan O'Neal On Farrah Fawcett's Oscar Omission: 'Poor Farrah'
    'I'm as confused as everyone about it,' O'Neal says.


    On Sunday night during the "In Memoriam" segment of the Oscars telecast, many viewers were shocked that Farrah Fawcett was excluded from the segment, which included Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Brittany Murphy, Ron Silver and others.

    Fawcett's longtime partner, Ryan O'Neal, said in a statement to People.com that "there is no comment other than we were disappointed that she was not included." But a reporter for X17 caught up with O'Neal on Monday (March 8 and spoke briefly with him.

    "I'm as confused as everyone about it, you see?," O'Neal said. "They have to explain it, I can't. Poor Farrah, is all I can say."

    Asked if he was planning to send a note to the Academy, O'Neal said, "We're writing one, [daughter] Tatum and I, we're writing a letter."

    When asked if he could explain why Fawcett was excluded from the tribute, O'Neal replied sarcastically, "She wasn't well known enough?"

    "[Tatum] was shocked too," he continued. "Somebody called us first, we were watching the show [on DVR], so we were delayed. The phone rings and my friend says, 'They left Farrah out of the tribute.' Anyway, maybe next year they'll slip her in. It's a funny business."

    While Fawcett is best remembered for her TV work, she appeared in several movies, including "Man of the House," "The Cannonball Run," "Extremities" and "The Apostle."

    Speaking to The Associated Press, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences spokeswoman Leslie Unger said omissions are inevitable when the segment can only honor so many people. "Every year, it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody," she said.
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    Mar 09, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    The Academy released a statement saying they only have time to do 30 people in the memoriam ... come on you guys, the average age of the Academy members is like 75 .... so most of the people we had never heard of were their personal friends!! As long as WE remember Bea and Farrah and the others, it doesnt matter what those old fogies do . . . . IMHO. LOL!
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    Mar 09, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    Totally BS. In all due respect to the dead, a few of those names they mentioned shouldn't even have been up there.

    Farrah and Bea should've been up there for the simple fact that they had more experience and were basically older then half the people mentioned. No respect for elderly apparently.

    I just keep hearing "Thank you for being a friend." Bless you Bea (Dorothey).
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    Mar 09, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    It happens every year;

    "It gets close to agonizing by the end," Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told the AP. "You are dropping people who the public knows. It's just not comfortable."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ article

    Same thing happened the year DeForest Kelley (Star Trek's "Doctor McCoy") died.
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    Mar 09, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    DeForrest Kelly was no Farrah, or Bea.