Emmy “In Memoriam” Segment Leaves Out Big Stars


Another award show, another round of backlash over departed stars.

The Emmy's paid tribute to 42 stars who died over the past year. While Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton, John Hurt, and executive Grant Tinker were among them, some biggies were left out.

Those stars included Erin Moran, who of “Happy Days” fame, Al Jarreau, who was nominated for an Emmy in 1985 for outstanding music and lyrics for “Moonlighting;” comedian Dick Gregory; and actor Harry Dean Stanton. That wasn’t all. Richard Anderson (“The Six Million Dollar Man), Mark La Mura, who starred for 25 years on “All My Children,” Charlie Murphy, and David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering, who appeared many times on his shows were also not included.

One person in the segment drew anger on social media. Roger Ailes of “Fox News” who was accused by several women of sexual harassment. He stepped down amid the scandal and died shortly after.

Source: Page Six

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