Reviews the following date pointed out that several notable stars who passed were not included in the tribute. The reasons these names were not included is anyone's guess. Close did note that not everyone could have been included in the tribute. Indeed, not everyone missed can be included in this post. Then again, couldn't the song by Midler have been during the video?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been criticized in the past for leaving out Donna Summer and Lupe Ontiveros (2013), Jeff Conaway (2012), Corey Haim and actress Betty Garrett (2011), Farrah Fawcett (2010), George Carlin (2009) and Brad Renfro (2008).
Take a look at those who didn't make the video.
While Alicia Rhett was another actress with only one credit. On a year when Oscar was recognizing the 75th anniversary of another film, they ignored India Wilkes from 1939's Gone with the Wind. Gone with the Wind was the only film she did.
The omission of Jonathan Winters was perhaps the most notable of the evening. Winters died at the age of 87 in April, 2013. Sure Winters is most remembered for television appearances, but he also appeared in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming in the 1960s.
Producer James Jacks was known for such films as The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. He was also producer for The Scorpion King. Jacks had a total of 24 production credits. He died in January at the age of 66.
Ruth Robinson Duccini
Ruth Duccini did not have an extensive career in Hollywood. In 1939 she was one of the uncredited Munchkin villagers in The Wizard of Oz. She later appeared in Under the Rainbow in 1981 and Memories of Oz in 2001. Duccini's absence from the tribute is particularly notable since the evening also included a 75 year tribute to The Wizard of Oz.
Dennis Farina died in July, 2013 at the age of 69. Farina appeared in such films as The Grand, Bottle Shock, and What Happens in Las Vegas. He also worked on television and cable, winning a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls. Farina may be best remembered for his role in Saving Private Ryan as the man who actually convinced Tom Hanks to lead a squad into Nazi territory to search for Private Ryan.
James Avery was best known for his role as Uncle Philip on The Fresh Prince of Bell Air with Will Smith. Avery worked mostly on television, but made several movie appearances. Avery was 68 when he died on December 31, 2013.
Actor Cory Monteith was best known for his role as Finn on the popular Fox Series Glee. Monteith died last year from an overdose. Fellow actor Jane Lynch did offer a moving tribute to Monteith at the Emmy Awards, and the show Glee devoted an entire episode to the character's passing. Still, Monteith had a significant film career in addition to his television work.