Many Celebrities Left Out of Oscars In Memorium Tribute

Stan Lee and actor Burt Reynolds were among the late stars who passed away over the past year who were honored in the annualIn Memoriam tribute at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday.

Lee, co-creator of Marvel Comics superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Black Panther, died at age 95 this past November. On Sunday, Black Panther became the first Marvel film to win an Oscar.

Reynolds, who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in Boogie Nightspassed away at age 82 in September.

Others included in the In Memoriam tribute included Laverne & Shirley starPenny Marshall, who died at age 75 in DecemberSuperman actress Margot Kidder, who died at age 69last May, Oscars telecast and film producer Craig Zadan, who died at age 69 last August, and iconic The Princess BrideButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All The President's Men writer William Goldman, who died at age 87 in November.

Not included in the segment: Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer, who passed away at age 49 last April, Queen of Soul and Blues Brothersactress Aretha Franklin, who died at age 76 in August, Hello Dolly!star and comedienne Carol Channing, who died at age 97 in January, comedy star and Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein, who died at age 76 in January, actor Dick Miller, who died at age 90 in January, and comedian and The Hangover actor Brody Stevens, who died at age 48 last week.

The 2019 Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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