Every year, one of the morbid traditions of the Oscars is trying to guess who will make the Academy’s In Memoriam montage (and furthermore, who will receive the biggest amount of applause and the money-spot at the end). In recent years, the Academy has taken heat for leaving people such as Brad Renfro, Farrah Fawcett, and Corey Haim out of the mix, but I can assure you that if the people at TCM had any say, such omissions would never happen. I say this because TCM just released its very own year-end In Memoriam sequence with such an extensive list of dead celebrities, I find it hard to believe that anyone’s still alive to run this town.

Nevertheless, take a sad trip down memory lane and pay your respects to these showbiz peeps one last time (until the Golden Globes and then the Oscars).

3 replies on “TCM Out-Memoriams The Academy’s In Memoriam Sequence”

  1. I love this! I am a sucker for these montages, especially bc they not only recognize so many of the “lesser knowns” but they show them in their beautiful prime. Thanks for sharing B!

  2. Nobody does it like TCM – my favorite station. I look forward to this playing over and over the next few weeks.

    The end money shot is perfection.

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