The 2016 Oscars In Memoriam

by JohnnyCaps | created - 05 Apr 2016 | updated - 05 Apr 2016 | Public

This is a list of all the talents included in this year's Oscars In Memoriam. EDIT: The only person missing from this list is PR person Barbara Brogliatti. I wasn't able to find an IMDB listing for her.

1. Wes Craven

Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision.

Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on ...

2. Stan Freberg

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...

3. Saeed Jaffrey

Actor | The Man Who Would Be King

Saeed Jaffrey was born in Maler Kotla, Punjab, India. He was born on the 8th of January 1929. He attended University of Allahabad where he completed his post-graduate degree in history. He also attended the Staff Training Institute of All India Radio. He started his career in drama, as the founder ...

4. Miroslav Ondrícek

Cinematographer | Amadeus

Miroslav Ondrícek was born on November 4, 1934 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is known for his work on Amadeus (1984), Hair (1979) and A League of Their Own (1992). He was married to Eva. He died on March 28, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

5. Robert Balser

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Robert Balser was born on March 25, 1927 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), Yellow Submarine (1968) and The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972). He was married to Cima Balser. He died on January 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

6. Lizabeth Scott

Actress | Too Late for Tears

Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...

7. Stuart A. Reiss

Set_decorator | Fantastic Voyage

Stuart A. Reiss was born on July 15, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Fantastic Voyage (1966), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). He died on December 21, 2014.

8. Chantal Akerman

Director | Je, tu, il, elle

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.

9. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

10. Robert Chartoff

Producer | Rocky

Robert Chartoff was born on August 26, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Irwin Chartoff. He was a producer, known for Rocky (1976), Creed (2015) and Raging Bull (1980). He was married to Jenny Weyman-Cockle, Vanessa Howard and Phyllis Raphael. He died on June 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, ...

11. Murray Weissman

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Murray Weissman was born on December 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Needful Things (1993). He was married to Kay Friedman and Gracia Lee. He died on December 28, 2015 ...

12. Jerry Weintraub

Producer | The Avengers

Jerry Weintraub was born on September 26, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Charles Weintraub. He was a producer and actor, known for The Avengers (1998), Behind the Candelabra (2013) and The Specialist (1994). He was married to Jane Morgan. He died on July 6, 2015 in Santa ...

13. James L. White

Writer | Ray

James L. White was born on November 15, 1947 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, USA. He was a writer, known for Ray (2004), Untitled Dinah Washington Biopic and Empress of the Blues. He was married to Elizabeth White. He died on July 23, 2015 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

14. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

15. Robert Loggia

Actor | Big

Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also ...

16. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

17. Gene Allen

Art_director | My Fair Lady

Gene Allen was born on June 17, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eugene Allen. He was an art director and production designer, known for My Fair Lady (1964), A Star Is Born (1954) and Les Girls (1957). He was married to Iris. He died on October 7, 2015 in Newport Beach, California.

18. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

19. Louis DiGiaimo

Casting_director | Thelma & Louise

Louis DiGiaimo was born on October 20, 1938 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Thelma & Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000) and 16 Blocks (2006). He was married to Lee. He died on December 19, 2015 in Oakland, New Jersey.

20. Patricia Norris

Costume_designer | 12 Years a Slave

Patricia Norris was born on March 22, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patricia Ann Hurley. She is known for her work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and Days of Heaven (1978). She died on February 20, 2015 in Westlake Village, California.

21. Dean Jones

Actor | The Love Bug

Dean Jones was born on Sunday, January 25th, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama, USA as Dean Carroll Jones. He is an actor, best known for Beethoven (1992) , The Love Bug (1968), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and especially St. John in Exile (1986). He has two daughters from his first marriage to Mae ...

22. Ettore Scola

Writer | Una giornata particolare

Ettore Scola was born on May 10, 1931 in Trevico, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for A Special Day (1977), Passion of Love (1981) and Le Bal (1983). He was married to Gigliola. He died on January 19, 2016 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

23. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

24. Haskell Wexler

Cinematographer | Medium Cool

Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...

25. Karolyn Ali

Producer | Tupac: Resurrection

Karolyn Ali was born on August 29, 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Karolyn Jeanette Ali. She was a producer, known for Tupac: Resurrection (2003), Klash (1995) and Unsung (2008). She died on August 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Tex Rudloff

Sound_department | The Warriors

Tex Rudloff was born on August 8, 1926 in Coleman, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on The Warriors (1979), Murder by Death (1976) and ...and justice for all. (1979). He died on October 10, 2015.

27. Richard Corliss

Self | Life Itself

Richard Corliss was born on March 6, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Richard Nelson Corliss. He was married to Mary Corliss. He died on April 23, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. John B. Mansbridge

Art_director | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

John B. Mansbridge was born on March 20, 1917 in Jackson, South Dakota, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), TRON (1982) and Beauty and the Beast (1987). He was married to Colleen Cuccia Dent Mansbridge. He died on January 11, 2016 in La ...

29. Alex Rocco

Actor | The Godfather

Tough and volatile-looking Italianate character actor Alex Rocco was born in Boston and spent time training with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey to curb his thick Boston accent. In Hollywood from 1963, he worked as a bartender during the lean years and began his TV career in ...

30. Kirk Kerkorian

Producer | The Promise

Kirk Kerkorian was born on June 6, 1917 in Fresno, California, USA as Kerkor Kerkorian. He was a producer, known for The Promise (2016) and Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (2008). He was married to Lisa Bonder, Jean Maree Hardy, Hilda Schmidt and Una Davis. He died on June 15, 2015 in ...

31. Bob Minkler

Sound_department | Star Wars

Bob Minkler was born on August 31, 1937 in Glendale, California, USA as Robert Alan Minkler. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), TRON (1982) and Hair (1979). He was married to Patty Minkler. He died on October 11, 2015 in Oregon, USA.

32. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

33. David Samuelson

Camera_department | Yesterday's Hero

David Samuelson entered the British film industry in 1941 and had been a projectionist, a cutting room assistant, a film cameraman, a facilities company executive, a consultant on the technology of filmmaking, a computer program writer, and an author and lecturer.

David was a Fellow of the Royal ...

Credited as David W. Samuelson

34. James Horner

Music_department | Titanic

James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...

35. Bruce Sinofsky

Director | Brother's Keeper

Bruce Sinofsky was born on March 31, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Bruce Jeffrey Sinofsky. He was a director and producer, known for Brother's Keeper (1992), Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) and Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996). He was married to Florence ...

36. Frank D. Gilroy

Writer | Desperate Characters

Frank D. Gilroy, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who established himself as a screenwriter for television before breaking through as a dramatist with his 1964 Broadway hit The Subject Was Roses (1968), was born in New York City on October 13, 1925. A native of The Bronx, his father was an ...

37. Holly Woodlawn

Actress | Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers

Holly Woodlawn was born on October 26, 1946 in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico as Haraldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl. She was an actress, known for Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972), Trash (1970) and Alibi (2007). She died on December 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Elmo Williams

Editor | High Noon

Elmo Williams was born James Elmo Williams in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Orphaned at 16, he attended schools in Oklahoma and New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles. In 1933 he struck up a relationship with film editor Merrill G. White, who hired Williams as his assistant on a business trip to England. ...

39. Howard A. Anderson

El corazón y la espada

Howard A. Anderson was born on March 31, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Howard Andrew Anderson. He is known for his work on Sword of Granada (1953), Nightmare (1956) and The Dirt Gang (1972). He died on September 27, 2015 in Los Angeles.

40. Roger Mayer

Producer | American Masters

Roger Mayer was born on April 21, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA as Roger Laurance Mayer. He is known for his work on American Masters (1985), Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) and Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970). He was married to Pauline Alexander. He died on March 24, 2015 in Los ...

41. Albert Maysles

Cinematographer | Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles was born on November 26, 1926 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Albert Harry Maysles. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Salesman (1969) and Gimme Shelter (1970). He was married to Gillian Walker. He died on March 5, 2015 in Manhattan, ...

42. Melissa Mathison

Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...

43. Richard Glatzer

Writer | Still Alice

Richard Glatzer was born on January 28, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Still Alice (2014), Quinceañera (2006) and Grief (1993). He was married to Wash Westmoreland. He died on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

45. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

46. Daniel Gerson

Writer | Monsters, Inc.

Daniel Gerson was born on August 1, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel R. Gerson. He was a writer, known for Monsters, Inc. (2001), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Monsters University (2013). He was married to Beau Stacom. He died on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Leonard Nimoy

Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...



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