Monday, June 17, 2024

Watch Screen Actors Guild In Memoriam Snub Abe Vigoda, Yvonne Craig, Others


After all the years of joking about Abe Vigoda being dead– and then SAG snubs him in their In Memoriam video. Really? Also, the great actor David Margulies and Dan Haggerty. All three were on TV for eons.

Here, Susan Sarandon presents the In Memoriam, which should have been up to date.

PS I don’t see Sam Simon, who produced “The Simpsons,” Jackie Collins, whose books turned into movies provided a lot of employment for actors, and so on. If you’re going to stretch to include pop singers, it might have been nice. Others missing: Grace Lee Whitney from “Star Trek,” Yvonne Craig, who was “Batgirl,” Jason Wingreen, from “Archie Bunker’s Place” and “GEneral Hospital,” Ron Moody, who was the brilliant Fagin in “Oliver!”….

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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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