Newswire: Abe Vigoda’s family feels “cheated” by his omission from Oscars’ In Memoriam
This year’s “In Memoriam” segment at the Oscars acknowledged the recent, notable losses of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, while omitting Abe Vigoda, who died in late January. The oversight didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who took the Academy to task on social media. And according to The Associated Press, Vigoda’s family feels “cheated” by his exclusion from the reel that did manage to include Alex Rocco, one of Vigoda’s co-stars in The Godfather.
The late actor’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told the AP that she and her family feel “disappointed and cheated by the Academy. Abe gave his life and heart to acting, and a simple tribute in recognition of his devotion was overlooked.” Fuchs said she had not personally heard from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences regarding the snub, but The New York Times received the following statement:
“Abe Vigoda …