Last year, I did my own little In Memoriam tribute for the film people who died because, every year at the Oscars, they list about 30 people who died, and it’s both bittersweet and upsetting. Bittersweet because it reminds you of all the great people who died over the year, which you may have forgotten about and now have to relive and feel sad about all over again, and upsetting because it happens so quickly, and you really don’t get a chance to fully appreciate the ones you don’t know about. So it was my way of both paying tribute to all the people who died as well as get a jump on the tributes so that way I wouldn’t have to feel as sad in the moment when the names pop up.
Once again, I only am dealing with the people who have died within the calendar year of 2013, and people who are primarily film actors. So no to the dead Glee kid, or people like that. (Though I will give a shout out to Dr. Joyce Brothers, and all her Abrahams and Zucker movie cameos.)
I’m also capping my list at 50, because otherwise it’ll get crazy and also really obscure. I really just want to stick with either the really big people, the ones that hurt the most, and the ones who were also really important in ways we never realized before. Because every year, we lose some of the people responsible for our favorite movies. And they deserve their dues for the lives they lead and their work on all of these movies.
So that’s what this list is. A celebration of these people: (more…)