Two Illinois Natives Shockingly Left Off Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night in Los Angeles, and predictably enough, a few legendary actors were left off the yearly "In Memoriam" tribute.
This year, Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, sang while clips and photos of Hollywood legends who died in the past year were featured.
While Harry Dean Stanton, 007 star Roger Moore, and many actors, actresses, and Hollywood luminaries were splashed across the screen, a few notable Illinois born actors were apparently snubbed.
John Mahoney, born in Chicago and most notably played Frasier Crane's father on the award-winning sitcom, Frasier, died February 5 at the age of 77 and was inexplicably left off the segment.
Besides Frasier, Mahoney was in many movies such as Barton Fink and Say Anything.
The other recently deceased Hollywood star left off the "In Memoriam" segment was Danville, Illinois native, Jerry Van Dyke. Van Dyke died on January 5, 2018.
Van Dyke famously played Luther Van Dam on Coach and was nominated for many awards. He also dabbled in movies, more than enough to be on the "In Memoriam."
Also missing from the segment was Batman star, Adam West, Robert Guillaume including a few others.