The Academy Award memorial montage seemed a little sparse this year.
It’s not a huge surprise that Michael Jackson was included. He was the biggest death of 2009 and even though he was primarily a musical artist, he did act in a few films.
However, there were a couple notable absences in the montage. Where were Farrah Fawcett, who died in June of cancer, and Bea Arthur, who passed away in April at the age of 86?
In both Fawcett and Arthur’s careers they were largely television stars, but both did grace the silver screen — Fawcett was in “Cannonball Run,” “Extremities” and “The Apostle,” among others, while Arthur was in “Lovers and Other Strangers,” “Mame” and “History of the World part I.” They both appeared in more movies than Michael Jackson — he really only appeared in “The Wiz” and his posthumously-released “This Is It.” Why his inclusion and not theirs?
It certainly can’t be a time factor, since the broadcast went over 3.5 hours and managed to find time for a montage of horror movies.
So what say you, Adam Shankman? No love for an Angel or Maude? Boo.
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