Thursday, May 23, 2024

Oscars Other In Memoriam Snub Was Elaine Stritch, As Well as Joan Rivers


I wish I understood what went on behind the scenes at the Academy. They snubbed Joan Rivers from the In Memoriam segment. But left out also was Broadway, TV, and film actress Elaine Stritch.

Stritch appeared in plenty of movies, including two by Woody Allen– “September” and “Small Time Crooks.” She had more than a dozen film credits, which is a dozen more than the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez whose books and stories were turned into movies — probably against his will.

Elaine Stritch in “Romance and Cigarettes”:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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