The Oscar Show 2014: In Memorium

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are the organization's greatest asset, an assemblage of the finest artists and craftspersons of the art form.

On this page the Academy pays homage to those members who have passed away this year. Academy Awards and nominations are noted (a win is indicated by an asterisk) as well as service on the Academy's Board of Governors.

Ken Adam – Designers Branch
1956 (29th) Art Direction (Color) – “Around the World in 80 Days”
1975 (48th) *Art Direction – “Barry Lyndon”
1977 (50th) Art Direction – “The Spy Who Loved Me”
1993 (66th) Art Direction – “Addams Family Values”
1994 (67th) *Art Direction – “The Madness of King George”

Raymond Alba – Sound Branch

Alice Arlen – Writers Branch
1983 (56th) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – “Silkwood”

Hector Babenco – Directors Branch
1985 (58th) Directing – “Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Robert Balser – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Patricia Barry – Actors Branch

Margaret Blye – Actors Branch

Richard Bradford – Actors Branch

Norman Brokaw – Associates

Peter L. Brown – Actors Branch

Fern Buchner – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

John F. Butkovich – Public Relations Branch

Don Calfa – Actors Branch

Joe Cavalier – Members-at-Large

Michael Cimino – Writers Branch
1978 (51st) *Directing – “The Deer Hunter”
1978 (51st) *Best Picture – “The Deer Hunter”
1978 (51st) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – “The Deer Hunter”

James Clark – Film Editors Branch
1984 (57th) *Film Editing – “The Killing Fields”
1986 (59th) Film Editing – “The Mission”

Paul Comi – Actors Branch

Wayne Crawford – Producers Branch

Rod Daniel – Directors Branch

Frank I. Davis – Executives Branch

Richard M. Del Belso – Public Relations Branch

Raymond A. de Leuw – Film Editors Branch

Darcie Denkert – Executives Branch

Patty Duke – Actors Branch
1962 (35th) *Actress in a Supporting Role – “The Miracle Worker”

Rita Gam – Actors Branch

Antony Gibbs – Film Editors Branch

Gogi Grant – Associates

Edgar F. Gross – Members at Large

Kenneth J. Hall – Music Branch

Guy Hamilton – Directors Branch

Curtis Hanson – Directors Branch
Board of Governors, August 2001-July 2010
1997 (70th) Directing – “L.A. Confidential”
1997 (70th) Best Picture – “L.A. Confidential”
1997 (70th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) – “L.A. Confidential”

Pat Harrington – Actors Branch

Donald P. Harris – Executives Branch

Arthur Hiller – Directors Branch
Board of Governors, June 1978-June 1980, July 1981-July 1984, July 1989-July 1998
President, July 1993-July 1997
1970 (43rd) Directing – “Love Story”
2001 (74th) *Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

David Horowitz – Public Relations Branch

Ken Howard – Actors Branch

David Huddleston – Actors Branch

Andrea Jaffe – Public Relations Branch

George Kaczender – Directors Branch

Marvin Kaplan – Actors Branch

George Kennedy – Actors Branch
1967 (40th) *Actor in a Supporting Role – “Cool Hand Luke”

Jonathan D. Krane – Executives Branch

Richard Libertini – Actors Branch

Euan Lloyd – Producers Branch

Stanley Mann – Writers Branch
1965 (38th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “The Collector”

Garry K. Marshall – Producers Branch

Leslie H. Martinson – Directors Branch

Dennis Michael – Public Relations Branch

Marni Nixon – Members-at-Large

Hugh O’Brian – Actors Branch

Jon Polito – Actors Branch

William Ward Preston – Designers Branch
1974 (47th) Art Direction – “The Towering Inferno”

Prince – Music Branch
1984 (57th) *Music (Original Song Score) – “Purple Rain”

Bill Richmond – Writers Branch

Alan Rickman – Actors Branch

Jack Riley – Actors Branch

Doris Roberts – Actors Branch

Ian Sander – Producers Branch

Joe Santos – Actors Branch

Spencer David Saxon – Film Editors Branch

William Schallert – Actors Branch
Board of Governors, June 1977-June 1979

Sherri Seeling-Hernandez – Designers Branch

Peter Shaffer – Writers Branch
1977 (50th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Equus”
1984 (57th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Amadeus”

Fredric M. Sidewater – Executives Branch

Arlen Earle Sindon – Associates

Douglas Slocombe – Cinematographers Branch
1972 (45th) Cinematography – “Travels with My Aunt”
1977 (50th) Cinematography – “Julia”
1981 (54th) Cinematography – “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Robert Stigwood – Producers Branch

Paul Sylbert – Designers Branch
1978 (51st) *Art Direction – “Heaven Can Wait”
1991 (64th) Art Director – “The Prince of Tides”

Donald E. Thorin – Cinematographers Branch

Barbara Turner – Writers Branch

Renee Valente – Producers Branch

Robert Vaughn – Actors Branch
1959 (32nd) Actor in a Supporting Role – “The Young Philadelphians”

James Victor – Actors Branch

Abe Vigoda – Actors Branch

Janet Waldo – Actors Branch

George “Ray” West – Sound Branch
1977 (50th) *Sound – “Star Wars”

Kit West – Visual Effects Branch
1981 (54th) *Visual Effects – “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
1985 (58th) Visual Effects – “Young Sherlock Holmes”
1996 (69th) Visual Effects – “Dragonheart”

Michael White – Producers Branch

Gene Wilder – Actors Branch
1968 (41st) Actor in a Supporting Role – “The Producers”
1974 (47th) Writing (Screenplay adapted from other material) – “Young Frankenstein”

Vilmos Zsigmond – Cinematographers Branch
Board of Governors, August 2007-July 2010
1977 (50th) *Cinematography – “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
1978 (51st) Cinematography – “The Deer Hunter”
1984 (57th) Cinematography – “The River”
2006 (79th) Cinematography – “The Black Dahlia”