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.


Eric Bercovici – Writers Branch

Harvey Bernhard – Producers Branch

Richard Bull – Actors Branch

John Cacavas – Music Branch

Sid Caesar – Actors Branch

Gregory Coote – Executives Branch

Joanna Crawford – Writers Branch

Eduardo Coutinho – Documentary Branch

Ruby Dee – Actors Branch

Robert Dorfman – Public Relations Branch

Mona Freeman – Actors Branch

James Garner – Actors Branch
1985 (58th) Actor in a Leading Role – “Murphy’s Romance”

Gary Gerlich – Members-at-Large

Bernard M. Glasser – Producers Branch

Gerald Goffin – Music Branch
1975 (48th) Music (Original Song) – “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)” from “Mahogany”

Anthony Goldschmidt – Members-at-Large

Bob Hastings – Actors Branch

Jimmy Hayes – Actors Branch

Gordon Hessler – Associates

Leonard Hirshan – Associates

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Actors Branch
2005 (78th) *Actor in a Leading Role – "Capote"
2007 (80th) Actor in a Supporting Role – "Charlie Wilson's War"
2008 (81st) Actor in a Supporting Role – "Doubt"
2012 (85th) Actor in a Supporting Role – "The Master"

Martha Hyer – Actors Branch
1958 (31st) Actress in a Supporting Role – “Some Came Running”

James Jacks – Producers Branch

Ralph Kamon – Executives Branch

Nancy Malone – Actors Branch

Larry D. Mann – Actors Branch

Frank Marth – Actors Branch

Paul Mazursky – Directors Branch
Board of Governors, August 1997-July 2000, August 2006-July 2009, July-December 2011
1969 (42nd) Writing (Story and Screenplay based on material not previously published or produced) – “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”
1974 (47th) Writing (Original Screenplay) – “Harry and Tonto”
1978 (51st) Best Picture – “An Unmarried Woman”
1978 (51st) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – “An Unmarried Woman”
1989 (62nd) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Enemies, A Love Story”

James R. Miller – Executives Branch

Oswald M. Morris – Cinematographers Branch
1968 (41st) Cinematography – "Oliver!"
1971 (44th) *Cinematography – "Fiddler on the Roof"
1978 (51st) Cinematography – "The Wiz"

Jimmy Murakami – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
1968 (41st) Short Subject (Cartoon) – "The Magic Pear Tree"

Rosemary Murphy – Actors Branch

Joseph Thomas Naar – Producers Branch

James Nelson – Sound Branch

Riz Ortolani – Music Branch
1963 (36th) Music (Song) - "More" from "Mondo Cane"
1970 (43rd) Music (Song) - "Till Love Touches Your Life"" from "Madron"

S. Lee Pogostin – Writers Branch

Harold Ramis – Directors Branch

James Rebhorn – Actors Branch

Tom Rolf – Film Editors Branch
Board of Governors, July 1989-July 1995, August 1998-July 2007
1983 (56th) *Film Editing – "The Right Stuff"

Mickey Rooney – Actors Branch
1938 (11th) *Special Award
1939 (12th)  Actor – "Babes in Arms"
1943 (16th)  Actor – "The Human Comedy"
1956 (29th)  Actor in a  Supporting Role – "The Bold and the Brave"
1979 (52nd)  Actor in a Supporting Role – "The Black Stallion"
1982 (55th) *Honorary Award

Stanley Rubin – Producers Branch

Don Safran – Public Relations Branch

Maximilian Schell – Actors Branch
1961 (34th) *Actor – "Judgment at Nuremberg"
1975 (48th) Actor – "The Man in the Glass Booth"
1977 (50th) Actor in a Supporting Role – "Julia"

Fred Scobey – Associates
1972 (45th) *Scientific or Technical Award (Class III)
1975 (48th) *Scientific or Technical Award (Class III)
1978 (51st) *Scientific or Technical Award (Technical Achievement Award)

Lorenzo Semple, Jr. – Writers Branch
Board of Governors, June 1973-May 1975

Richard A. Shepherd – Executives Branch

Thomas Sherak – Executives Branch
Board of Governors, August 2003-July 2012
Treasurer, August 2008-July 2009
President, August 2009-July 2012

Abby Singer – Associates

Michael Sporn – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
1984 (57th) Animated Short Film – "Doctor DeSoto"

Ben Starr – Writers Branch

Shirley Temple Black – Actors Branch
1934 (7th) *Special Award

Ken Thorne – Music Branch
1966 (39th) *Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or treatment) – “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Stanford Tischler – Film Editors Branch

Raymond James Wagner – Producers Branch

Gordon Willis – Cinematographers Branch
1983 (56th) Cinematography – “Zelig”
1990 (63rd) Cinematography – “The Godfather, Part III”
2009 (82nd) *Honorary Award

Saul Zaentz – Producers Branch
Board of Governors, July 1988-July 1994, August 1997-July 2003
Secretary, August 2001-July 2002
1975 (48th) *Best Picture – "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1984 (57th) *Best Picture – "Amadeus"
1996 (69th) *Best Picture – "The English Patient"
1996 (69th) *Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award