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”

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

Robert Balser – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Margaret Blye – Actors Branch

Richard Bradford – Actors Branch

Peter L. Brown – Actors Branch

Joe Cavalier – Members-at-Large

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

Rod Daniel – Directors Branch

Frank I. Davis – Executives Branch

Richard M. Del Belso – Public Relations 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

Guy Hamilton – Directors Branch

Pat Harrington – Actors Branch

Donald P. Harris – Executives Branch

Ken Howard – Actors Branch

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

Richard Libertini – Actors Branch

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

Dennis Michael – Public Relations Branch

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

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

Alan Rickman – Actors Branch

Doris Roberts – Actors Branch

Joe Santos – Actors Branch

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

Donald E. Thorin – Cinematographers Branch

Barbara Turner – Writers Branch

Renee Valente – Producers Branch

Abe Vigoda – 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

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”