Legendary Lives To Celebrate At The 2012 Oscars

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Legendary Lives To Celebrate At The 2012 Oscars
Remembering those that lit up the silver screen and left us last year.

Farley Granger - The veteran actor best known for starring in the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train.

Pinetop Perkins - The boogie woogie and blues piano player who enjoyed appearances in the films The Blues Brothers and Angel Heart.

Michael Gough - The esteemed British actor whose career spanned five decades, with roles in such films as Out of Africa and The Age of Innocence, but mass movie audiences probably remember him best for playing the Caped Crusader's butler Alfred in 1989's Batman (and its three sequels).

Gary Winick - The director of Letters to Juliet, Bride Wars and 13 Going on 30, and producer of Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls, the Katie Holmes vehicle Pieces of April, Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity and his own Sundance hit, Tadpole.

Kenneth Mars - The veteran film and TV actor whose résumé included The Producers, Party of Five and The Little Mermaid (the voice of Ariel's father, King Triton).

Maria Schneider - The French actress best known for her work in the controversial 1972 X-rated film Last Tango in Paris opposite Marlon Brando.

John Barry - The Oscar-winning composer who scored several James Bond movies as well as movies like The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves.

Peter Yates - The Oscar-nominated director behind such films as Bullitt, Breaking Away and Suspect.

Pete Postlethwaite - The British actor best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects, Amistad and In the Name of the Father, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Anne Francis - The veteran actress, who not only starred opposite the late Leslie Nielsen in Forbidden Planet, but also in such cinema classics as Bad Day at Black Rock and Blackboard Jungle.


And Most Recent Losses

David Kelly - Irish actor most known for his roles in Waking Ned Devine and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Whitney Houston - Gospel-trained pop diva and the star of popular films The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.

Bill Hinzman – Actor most known as the original Zombie from Night of the Living Dead.

Zalman King - Director most well known for movies like 9 1/2 Weeks and Red Shoe Diaries.

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