On Sunday night during the “In Memoriam” segment of the Oscars telecast, a number of Hollywood’s finest were remembered, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Brittany Murphy and Ron Silver. But fans were quick to point out that “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett was not included in the montage.
Fawcett’s longtime partner, Ryan O’Neal, told People magazine in a statement, “There is no comment other than we were disappointed that she was not included.”
But O’Neal isn’t the only celebrity upset by the oversight. “No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail,” Roger Ebert tweeted following the show.
Hollywood icon Jane Fonda also chimed in on Twitter: “Where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included #oscars #FAIL.”
While Fawcett is best remembered for her TV work, she appeared in several movies, including “Man of the House,” “The Cannonball Run,” “Extremities” and “The Apostle.” Star Jones took to her Twitter to defend Fawcett’s legacy: “FYI…Farrah had a very diverse career…that included Broadway, TV & Film. She even received a Golden Globe nom.”
Speaking to The Associated Press, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences spokeswoman Leslie Unger said omissions are inevitable when the segment can only honor so many people. “Every year, it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include everybody,” she said.
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