Members Memoriam

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.


The Academy Award itself holds that stature because it is voted by those who know best the role of each participant in the "collaborative art."


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.

  • Brian Ackland-Snow – Designers Branch
    1986 (59th) *Art Direction – "A Room with a View"
  • Joseph A. Adelman – Executives Branch
  • Michael Ansara – Actors Branch
  • Conrad Bain – Actors Branch
  • Eric Bercovici – Writers Branch
  • Harvey Bernhard – Producers Branch
  • Antonia Bird – Directors Branch
  • Les Blank – Documentary Branch
  • Daniel H. Blatt – Producers Branch
  • Richard Bull – Actors Branch
  • Dennis Burkley – Actors Branch
  • John Cacavas – Music Branch
  • Sid Caesar – Actors Branch
  • Charles L. Campbell – Sound Branch
    Board of Governors, July 1984-July 1987
    1983 (55th) *Sound Effects Editing – "E.T. The Extra-Terrrestrial"
    1985 (58th) *Sound Effects Editing – "Back to the Future"
    1988 (61st) *Sound Effects Editing – "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
    1990 (63rd) Sound Effects Editing – "Flatliners"
  • David T. Campling – Sound Branch
  • William Tilton Cartwright – Documentary Branch
  • Mary Carver – Actors Branch
  • Vincenzo Cerami – Writers Branch
    1998 (71st) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – "Life Is Beautiful"
  • Jay H. Cipes – Members-at-Large
  • Richard J. Collins – Writers Branch
  • Thomas S. Cook – Writers Branch
    1979 (52nd) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – "The China Syndrome" (1979)
  • Jeanne Cooper – Actors Branch
  • Eduardo Coutinho – Documentary Branch
  • Brett Dicker – Public Relations Branch
  • Ray Dolby – Members-at-Large
    1978 (51st) *Scientific or Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering Award)
    1988 (61st) *Scientific or Technical Award (Academy Award of Merit)
  • Bill Edwards – Public Relations Branch
  • David R. Ellis – Members-at-Large
  • Dennis Farina – Actors Branch
  • Richard M. Finkelstein – Executives>
  • Bryan Forbes – Directors Branch
    1960 (33rd) Writing (Story and Screenplay written directly for the screen) – "The Angry Silence"
  • Steve Forrest – Actors Branch
  • Annette Funicello – Actors Branch
  • James Gandolfini – Actors Branch
  • Jerry Gebr – Designers Branch
  • Bernard M. Glasser – Producers Branch
  • Bob Godfrey – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
    1972 (45th) Animated Short Subject – "Kama Sutra Rides Again"
    1975 (48th) *Animated Short Film – "Great"
    1979 (52nd) Animated Short Film – "Dream Doll"
    1993 (66th) Animated Short Film – "Small Talk"
  • Mike Gray – Writers Branch
    1979 (52nd) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) -- "The China Syndrome" (1979)
  • Hilton A. Green – Members-at-Large
  • Marvin L. Gunter – Associates
  • Gerry Hambling – Film Editors Branch
    1978 (51st) Film Editing – "Midnight Express"
    1980 (53rd) Film Editing – "Fame"
    1988 (61st) Film Editing – "Mississippi Burning"
    1991 (64th) Film Editing – "The Commitments"
    1993 (66th) Film Editing – "In the Name of the Father"
    1996 (69th) Film Editing – "Evita"
  • Julie Harris – Actors Branch
    1952 (25th) Actress – "The Member of the Wedding"
  • Ray Harryhausen – Visual Effects Branch
    1991 (64th) *Gordon E. Sawyer Award
  • Jimmy Hayes – Actors Branch
  • Richard D. Heffner – Members-at-Large
  • 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"
  • James Jacks – Producers Branch
  • Mikki Jamison – Actors Branch
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – Writers Branch
    1986 (59th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – "A Room with a View"
    1992 (65th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) – "Howards End"
    1993 (66th) Writing (Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) – "The Remains of the Day"
  • Fay Kanin – Writers Branch
    Board of Governors, June 1974-May 1976, June 1977-July 1988, July 1989-July 1998, August 1999-July 2008
    President, July 1979-June 1983
    1958 (31st) Writing (Story and Screenplay written directly for the screen) – "Teacher's Pet"
  • Myron D. Karlin – Executives Branch
  • Elmore Leonard – Writers Branch
  • Garrett Lewis – Designers Branch
    1988 (61st) Art Direction – "Beaches"
    1989 (62nd) Art Direction – "Glory"
    1991 (64th) Art Direction – "Hook"
    1992 (65th) Art Direction – "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
  • Harry Lewis – Actors Branch
  • Sydney Z. Litwack – Designers Branch
  • A.C. Lyles – Producers Branch
  • Arthur Malet – Actors Branch
  • Larry D. Mann – Actors Branch
  • Eugene R. Marks – Music Branch
  • Frank Marth – Actors Branch
  • Richard Matheson – Writers Branch
  • David McCann – Members-at-Large
  • G. Gregg McLaughlin – Film Editors Branch
  • Stephenie McMillan – Designers Branch
    1996 (69th) *Art Direction – "The English Patient"
    2001 (74th) Art Direction – "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
    2005 (78th) Art Direction – "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
    2010 (83rd) Art Direction – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1"
    2011 (84th) Art Direction – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
  • D. Michael Moore – Directors Branch
  • Oswald M. Morris – Cinematographers Branch
  • Frank E. Morriss – Film Editors Branch
    1983 (56th) Film Editing – "Blue Thunder"
    1984 (57th) Film Editing – "Romancing the Stone"
  • Jimmy Murakami – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
  • Tony Musante – Actors Branch
  • Julian F. Myers – Public Relations Branch
  • Joseph Thomas Naar – Producers Branch
  • Hal Needham – Directors Branch
    1986 (59th) *Scientific or Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering Award)
    2012 (85th) *Honorary Award
  • Don Nelson – Writers Branch
  • Ha Nguyen – Designers Branch
  • Riz Ortolani – Music Branch
    1963 (36th) Music (Song) -- "More" from "Mondo Cane"
    1970 (43rd) Music (Song) -- "Till Love Touches Your Life"" from "Madron"
  • Milo O'Shea – Actors Branch
  • Peter O’Toole – Actors Branch
    1962 (35th) Actor – "Lawrence of Arabia"
    1964 (37th) Actor – "Becket"
    1968 (41st) Actor – "The Lion in Winter"
    1969 (42nd) Actor – "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
    1972 (45th) Actor in a Leading Role – "The Ruling Class"
    1980 (53rd) Actor in a Leading Role – "The Stunt Man"
    1982 (55th) Actor in a Leading Role – "My Favorite Year"
    2002 (75th) *Honorary Award
    2006 (79th) Actor in a Leading Role – "Venus"
  • Marvin Paige – Members-at-Large
  • Eleanor Parker – Actors Branch
    1950 (23rd) Actress – "Caged"
    1951 (24th) Actress – "Detective Story"
    1955 (28th) Actress – "Interrupted Melody"
  • Leif B. Pedersen – Designers Branch
  • S. Lee Pogostin – Writers Branch
  • Ted Post – Directors Branch
  • John S. Ragin – Actors Branch
  • Harold Ramis – Directors Branch
  • James Rebhorn – Actors Branch
  • Robert E. Relyea – Members-at-Large
  • T.H. Richmond – Producers Branch
  • Mickey Rose – Writers Branch
  • Mann Rubin – Writers Branch
  • Al Ruscio – Actors Branch
  • Joseph Ruskin – Actors Branch
  • Don Safran – Public Relations Branch
  • Richard C. Sarafian – Directors Branch
  • Lou Scheimer – Producers 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"
  • Bert Schoenfeld – Sound Branch
  • Krishna B. Shah – Directors Branch
  • 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
  • Susan Smith – Associates
  • Michael Sporn – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
    1984 (57th) Animated Short Film – "Doctor DeSoto"
  • Keith W. Stafford – Sound Branch
  • Jean Stapleton – Actors Branch
  • Ben Starr – Writers Branch
  • Maxine Stuart – Actors Branch
  • Shirley Temple Black – Actors Branch
    1934 (7th) *Special Award
  • Stanford Tischler – Film Editors Branch
  • Audrey Totter – Actors Branch
  • Virginia Vincent – Actors Branch
  • Robert D. Wachs – Producers Branch
  • Roy Walker – Designers Branch
    1975 (48th) *Art Direction – "Barry Lyndon"
    1983 (56th) Art Direction – "Yentl"
    1999 (72nd) Art Direction – "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
  • Lew Weitzman – Associates
  • Esther Williams – Actors Branch
  • John David Wilson – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
  • Michael Winner – Directors Branch
  • 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
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