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Farrah Fawcett was left out of Oscars memorial tribute because she wasn't a big-screen star
daily mail ^ | 3/11/10 | daily mail reporter

Posted on 03/11/2010 9:15:49 AM PST by Nachum

Farrah Fawcett was left out of the Oscar memorial tributes because she was better known as a TV star, it was disclosed yesterday

The former Charlie's Angels beauty was one of the biggest names to pass away last year and millions of fans around the world mourned her loss.

However, the producers of the Academy Awards on Sunday night neglected to add her list to a montage celebrating the movie industry's deaths of 2009.

Michael Jackson, Natasha Richardson, David Carradine and Brittany Murphy were among the stars featured.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: farrah; fawcett; oscars
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1 posted on 03/11/2010 9:15:50 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

OH THE HORRORS!!!


2 posted on 03/11/2010 9:16:45 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Nachum
she wasn't a big-screen star

And michael jackson was?????? I'm confused.

3 posted on 03/11/2010 9:17:08 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Nachum

Fair enough. (Who cares?)


4 posted on 03/11/2010 9:17:13 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Nachum

Fair enough. (Who cares?)


5 posted on 03/11/2010 9:17:36 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Nachum
I call BS:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000396/

6 posted on 03/11/2010 9:18:09 AM PST by votemout
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To: Nachum

That’s such BS, she was great in a big screen movie called “Extremities.” Michael Jackson was included, what movie was he in besides, “The Wiz?” Something fishy is going on.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 9:18:29 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Nachum

Her big screen ‘fame’ rests on supporting roles in ‘Logan’s Run’ and ‘The Apostle’.


8 posted on 03/11/2010 9:18:38 AM PST by Borges
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To: Nachum

Hollywood’s unerring ability to chose the stupid option.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 9:18:57 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: tuffydoodle

Oh that’s right Extremities as well.


10 posted on 03/11/2010 9:18:59 AM PST by Borges
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To: Nachum
Farrah Fawcett was left out of Oscars memorial tribute because she wasn't a big-screen star

What big screen features did Michael Jackson star is?

11 posted on 03/11/2010 9:19:32 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: rockabyebaby

I guess they are counting the Wiz.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 9:19:32 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Nachum

Well it was a rather stupid oversight. I thought these screaming libs were supposed to be smarter than the rest of us.;-)


13 posted on 03/11/2010 9:19:52 AM PST by Dead Eye Lane
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To: Nachum

“Somebody Killed Her Husband”
“Saturn 5”

Among others previously mentioned.

But, really, who cares.
She was a pinup more than she was an “actress”.


14 posted on 03/11/2010 9:20:30 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Nachum

I still can’t believe we are talking about this four days later.


15 posted on 03/11/2010 9:21:33 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Borges

She also had a small part in a Richard Gere movie called Dr. T and The Women but it’s just too embarrassing to mention that one. Still, it was a big screen movie. The Burning Bed was excellent but I think that one was a tv movie.


16 posted on 03/11/2010 9:22:11 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle

She sold more “big hair” posters than movie tickets.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 9:24:50 AM PST by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: Nachum
Wait ... she was a Hollywood icon, regardless it was more for a notable TV role, but how was this any different than David Carradine?

Someone needs to dig a bit deeper, it cannot possibly be a simple *she didn't make a ton of blockbuster films*, not if they're going to include Michael Jackson and Natasha Richardson.

18 posted on 03/11/2010 9:26:18 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: MozarkDawg

Exactly right.


19 posted on 03/11/2010 9:27:33 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Nachum

And...?


20 posted on 03/11/2010 9:27:47 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Nachum

Neither were any of the award winners... outside of Sandra.

LLS


21 posted on 03/11/2010 9:27:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: Borges
Her big screen ‘fame’ rests on supporting roles in ‘Logan’s Run’ and ‘The Apostle’.

And Carradine's derives from "The Long Riders" and "Kill Bill" -- frankly, I'm not seeing the difference between the two.

22 posted on 03/11/2010 9:30:01 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: rockabyebaby

she wasn’t a big-screen star
And michael jackson was?????? I’m confused

Ditto. Great minds think alike:-)


23 posted on 03/11/2010 9:31:34 AM PST by texteacher
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To: Nachum

24 posted on 03/11/2010 9:33:36 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: rockabyebaby

Yeah, good point.
Farrah was actually in several movies, the last of which , Robert Duvall’s THE APOSTLE, I think of as one of the very best American movies of the 90s. She did one of the Burt Reynolds goodtime movies, and one I really like immediately post Charlie’sAngels, called “Somebody killed her husband”.
That was from 1978, and for the first time,showed she really could act.
Also, EXTREMITIES, from a well-known stage play, and a few TV movies like THE BURNING BED, and SMALL SACRIFICES, which were so well done, they put ‘feature films’ to shame, and where her acting was positively outstanding.
She was unfortunately also troubled and strung-out seeming
in her final years, even before being diagnosed with cancer,
and, as I see it, married to the wrong man, Ryan O’Neal.


25 posted on 03/11/2010 9:35:37 AM PST by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: rockabyebaby

They say MJ was included because he was the subject of a documentary last year. They can’t admit they are wrong. They include people no one has heard of (including, IIRC, publicists). BTW, Bea Arthur was in movies too (well at least one that I know of). They need to decide who they want to show.


26 posted on 03/11/2010 9:39:42 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: NEMDF

Maybe her mother. But I thought I missed seeing her picture.


27 posted on 03/11/2010 9:39:58 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: MozarkDawg

I support Fawcett being recognized last Sunday night, but Natasha had far more movies and a significantly better film career. They tripped all over themselves to explain Michael Jackson. That opens the door for anyone who’s every had a speaking part to be included.


28 posted on 03/11/2010 9:40:01 AM PST by votemout
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To: supremedoctrine

I agree. I was bowled over by her performances in both “Burning Bed” and “Extremities”. She didn’t hold anything back at all, and was very, very believable in both roles.


29 posted on 03/11/2010 9:40:47 AM PST by djf (Who says "The stuff of life" is not stuff? Mostly it's people who have the most stuff.)
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To: PghBaldy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIxGjSHzF8


30 posted on 03/11/2010 9:41:18 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: votemout
She even was an Oscar co-presenter three times in the past. Guess it was okay to have her on then. Morons.
31 posted on 03/11/2010 9:43:36 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: JoeProBono

Dom was my cousin!


32 posted on 03/11/2010 9:44:36 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: votemout
She even was an Oscar co-presenter three times in the past. Guess it was okay to have her on then. Morons.
33 posted on 03/11/2010 9:44:36 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: JoeProBono

Dom was my cousin!


34 posted on 03/11/2010 9:45:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AnnaZ

That kind od seals the deal. They are indeed morons who cannot just apologize and admit a mistake. They could include her next year with an apology. That would be the classy, human thing to do.


35 posted on 03/11/2010 9:46:51 AM PST by votemout
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To: votemout
More movies, maybe, but a significant film star? I had to look up her list too, the only film I've seen on it is "Maid In Manhattan" and wouldn't even have known that had been her until being prompted.

Brittany Murphy made noise with the Aston Kutcher stuff, if that gossip hadn't occurred, I seriously doubt she makes a note because she was in "Clueless" and was the voice of Luann in the "King of the Hill" cartoon.

Except now I'm thinking on things, perhaps it was the way these people died ... that looks more to me like the tie than the fact that these folks were in show biz.

36 posted on 03/11/2010 9:50:01 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: massgopguy
Dom was my cousin!

Dom was a comedic genious of a type we'll, sadly, never see again.

37 posted on 03/11/2010 9:50:19 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Nachum

And Micahel Jackson was ???? Hell they had lots of unknowns and unkowables there..... Farrah was at least a household name. This doesn’t pass the giggle test


38 posted on 03/11/2010 9:51:04 AM PST by the long march
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To: MozarkDawg

A lot of British movies. If you describe Fawcett you think TV and celebrity. If you think Richardson, film actress. I do support Fawcett being mentioned for the resons I have stated.


39 posted on 03/11/2010 9:52:47 AM PST by votemout
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To: Nachum

She was a Republican too wasn’t she. That was the unsaid reason.


40 posted on 03/11/2010 9:59:59 AM PST by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: Nachum
Natasha Richardson

Who is she?

41 posted on 03/11/2010 10:04:06 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: Nachum

She wasn’t. The decision makes sense to me. My dad died last year too...he was also left out, but then again he wasn’t a big screen star either.


42 posted on 03/11/2010 10:07:16 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Nachum

Farrah was Catholic, maybe she was pro life? Or a pro gun Texan? She probably pissed off the libs doing something!


43 posted on 03/11/2010 10:09:26 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: NEMDF

She did 10 more movies than Michael Jackson. David Carradine was a “TV star” as well.


44 posted on 03/11/2010 10:19:45 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: massgopguy; AnnaZ

I’ve never seen a tag-team double-posting before. Good job, guys!!!!


45 posted on 03/11/2010 10:22:25 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MozarkDawg
"And Carradine's derives from "The Long Riders" and "Kill Bill"

The Long Riders is one great western. Ranks right up there with The Wild Bunch....

Best movie on Jesse James ever and the escape scene in Northfield Mn was simply awesome.
46 posted on 03/11/2010 10:28:02 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It was really weird. I posted, went to the end of the thread, didn't see it, refreshed, didn't see it, checked my posting history, didn't see it, went back and reposted it and poof! the embarrassing double-post.

*sigh*

47 posted on 03/11/2010 10:29:06 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: AnnaZ

If it was alone, it could be embarrasing. But as it is, it is EPIC!!!!!


48 posted on 03/11/2010 10:33:42 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
lol. Thank you for protecting my posting reputation.

=)

49 posted on 03/11/2010 11:02:20 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: MosesKnows

Natasha Richardson was the mom in the remake of “The Parent Trap”. I can’t think offhand of any other movies she was in.


50 posted on 03/11/2010 11:04:05 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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