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.

Merv Adelson – Producers Branch

Van Alexander – Music Branch

Gene Allen – Designers Branch
Board of Governors, June 1973-May 1975, June 1977-July 1988
Treasurer, July 1980-June 1983
President, July 1983-July 1985
1st Vice President, July 1985-July 1986
Vice President, July 1986-July 1987
1954 (27th) Art Direction (Color) – “A Star Is Born”
1957 (30th) Art Direction – “Les Girls”
1964 (37th) *Art Direction (Color) – “My Fair Lady”

Paul Almond – Directors Branch

Howard A. Anderson, Jr. – Visual Effects Branch
1967 (40th) Special Visual Effects – “Tobruk”

Marvin Antonowsky – Executives Branch

Steven Bickel – Executives Branch

Theodore Bikel – Actors Branch
1958 (31st) Actor in a Supporting Role – “The Defiant Ones”

Harve Bennett – Producers Branch

Marion Billings – Public Relations Branch

Michael Blake – Writers Branch
1990 (63rd) * Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Dances With Wolves”

Robert Blees – Writers Branch

Lynn Borden – Actors Branch

Larry Brezner – Producers Branch

Michael Campus – Directors Branch

Jack Carter – Actors Branch

Robert Chartoff – Producers Branch
1976 (49th) *Best Picture – “Rocky”
1980 (53rd) Best Picture – “Raging Bull
1983 (56th) Best Picture – “The Right Stuff”

Al Checco – Actors Branch

D. Constantine Conte – Producers Branch

Wes Craven – Directors Branch

Roger H. Davis – Associates

George Dickerson – Actors Branch

Diana Douglas – Actors Branch

Richard Dysart – Actors Branch

Laurence H. Estrin – Associates

Herb Fletcher – Executives Branch

Sally Forrest – Actors Branch

Stan Freberg – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Frank D. Gilroy – Writers Branch

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. – Producers Branch
Board of Governors, July 1986-July 1992, August 1999-July 2002
2003 (76th) Best Picture – “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

Walter E. Grauman – Directors Branch

John Guillermin – Directors Branch

Morton Hock – Public Relations Branch

Hy Hollinger – Associates

James Horner – Music Branch
1986 (59th) Music (Original Score) – "Aliens"
1986 (59th) Music (Original Song) – "An American Tail"
1989 (62nd) Music (Original Score) – "Field of Dreams"
1995 (68th) Music (Original Score) – "Field of Dreams"
1995 (68th) Music (Original Score) – "Braveheart"
1997 (70th) *Music (Original Dramatic Score) – "Titanic"
1997 (70th) *Music (Original Song) – "Titanic"
2001 (74th) Music (Original Score) – "A Beautiful Mind"
2003 (76th) Music (Original Score) – "House of Sand and Fog"
2009 (82nd) Music (Original Score) – "Avatar"

Dean Jones – Actors Branch

Al Kohn – Members-at-Large

Christopher Lee – Actors Branch

Andrew Lesnie – Cinematographers Branch
2001 (74th) *Cinematography – “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Art Levinson – Producers Branch

Geoffrey Lewis – Actors Branch

Howard Lipstone – Associates

Carl K. Mahakian – Sound Branch

Todd Martin – Actors Branch

Michael Masser – Music Branch
1975 (48th) Music (Original Song) – “Mahogany”

Roger L. Mayer – Executives Branch
Board of Governors, August 1994-July 2003
1st Vice President, August 2001-July 2002
Vice President, August 2002-July 2003
2004 (77th) *Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Albert Maysles – Documentary Branch
1973 (46th) Documentary (Short Subject) – “Christo’s Valley Curtain”

Thomas L. McCormack – Sound Branch

Richard F. McWhorter – Members-at-Large

Jayne Meadows – Actors Branch

Ron Moody – Actors Branch
1968 (41st) *Actor – “Oliver!”

Millie Moore – Film Editors Branch

Leonard Nimoy – Actors Branch

Patricia Norris – Costume Designers Branch
1978 (51st) Costume Design – “Days of Heaven”
1980 (53rd) Costume Design – “The Elephant Man”
1982 (55th) Costume Design – “Victor/Victoria”
1984 (57th) Costume Design – “2010”
1988 (61st) Costume Design – “Sunset”
2013 (86th) Costume Design – “12 Years a Slave”

Miroslav Ondricek – Cinematographers Branch
1981 (54th) Cinematography – "Ragtime"
1984 (57th) Cinematography – "Amadeus"

Fred R. Price – Designers Branch

Sanford E. Reisenbach – Public Relations Branch

Alex Rocco – Actors Branch

Gene Saks – Directors Branch

Delia Salvi – Actors Branch

Marshall I. Schlom – Members-at-Large

Lizabeth Scott – Actors Branch

John H. Senter – Designers Branch
Board of Governors, June 1977-June 1979

Bruce Sinofsky – Documentary Branch
2011 (84th) Documentary (Feature) – “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

Stewart Stern – Writers Branch
1951 (24th) Writing (Motion Picture Story) – “Teresa”
1968 (41st) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Rachel, Rachel”

Rod Taylor – Actors Branch

Richard H. Vetter – Members-at-Large
1973 (46th) *Scientific or Technical Award – Class III

Gregory Walcott – Actors Branch

Jerry Weintraub – Producers Branch

Bernie Williams – Producers Branch

J. Terry Williams – Film Editors Branch
1966 (39th) Film Editing – “The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming”

Seth Winston – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
1991 (64th) *Short Film (Live Action) – “Session Man”

Joanne Woollard – Designers Branch
1987 (60th) Art Direction – "Hope and Glory"
2013 (86th) Production Design – "Gravity"

Than Wyenn -- Actors Branch

Frank Yablans – Producers Branch

Bud Yorkin – Directors Branch

Jerry S. Young – Film Editors Branch