She just can’t win — first, her sad death June 25 last year was overshadowed by that of Michael Jackson and now, it seems she was left out of tonight’s Oscar tribute to lost stars!
Hey, Motion Picture Academy! You forgot someone really important in your ‘In Memoriam” footage! Farrah Fawcett!
And nobody will even take the blame — let alone APOLOGIZE! — for the oversight! While viewers at home were shaking their heads in disgust over the exclusion, and Academy spokesperson would only say, to the AP, “Every year it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include every body.” That really doesn’t make up for it!
In case you forgot, she died June 25, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.(Yes, it was the same day as Michael Jackson.) And in case you thought she only acted on television, may we remind you, her film credits include: The Robert Altman-directed Dr. T and the Women in 2000, The Apostle in 1997, and a personal favorite of ours, The Cannonball Run, in 1981.
At least Farrah wasn’t alone in the post-humus dismissal. The Academy also left out Golden Girls’ Bea Arthur, who passed away on Apr. 25 2009.