Members Memoriam

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are the organization’s greatest asset, an assemblage of the finest artists and craftspersons of the art form.

The Academy Award itself holds that stature because it is voted by those who know best the role of each participant in the “collaborative art.”

On this page the Academy pays homage to those members who have died since February 1, 2008. Academy Awards and nominations are noted (a win is indicated by an asterisk) as well as service on the Academy’s Board of Governors.

  • Jonathan Bates – Sound Branch
    1982 (55th) Sound – “Gandhi”
  • Sidney Beckerman – Producers Branch
  • Harry Bernsen – Producers Branch
  • Sam Bottoms – Actors Branch
  • Howard Brandy – Public Relations Branch
  • Irving Brecher – Writers Branch
    1944 (17th) Writing (Screenplay) – “Meet Me in St. Louis”
  • Bernie Brillstein – Executives Branch
  • Oscar Brodney – Writers Branch
    1954 (27th) Writing (Story and Screenplay) – “The Glenn Miller Story”
  • Chris Bryant – Writers Branch
  • Joseph M. Caracciolo – Members-at-Large
  • George Carlin – Actors Branch
  • Cyd Charisse – Actors Branch
  • Richard Clayton – Associates
  • Warren J. Cowan – Public Relations Branch
  • Michael Crichton – Writers Branch
    1994 (67th) *Scientific and Technical Award (Technical Achievement Award) [certificate]
  • John Daly – Executives Branch
  • Jules Dassin – Directors Branch
    1960 (33rd) Directing – “Never on Sunday”
    1960 (33rd) Writing (Story and screenplay–written directly for the screen) – “Never on Sunday”
  • Luther Davis – Writers Branch
  • Ivan N. Dixon – Actors Branch
  • Robert DoQui – Actors Branch
  • Jim Duffy – Art Directors Branch
  • Milton Ebbins – Producers Branch
  • Edward Efron – Members-at-Large
    1972 (45th) *Scientific or Technical Award (Class II) [plaque]
  • Nina Foch – Actors Branch
    1954 (27th) Actress in a Supporting Role – “Executive Suite”
  • John S. Friedkin – Public Relations Branch
  • George Furth – Actors Branch
  • Beverly Garland – Actors Branch
  • Harold L. Gefsky – Associates
  • Irving Gertz – Music Branch
  • Alex Grasshoff – Directors Branch
    1966 (39th) Documentary (Feature) – “The Really Big Family”
    1973 (46th) Documentary (Feature) – “Journey to the Outer Limits”
  • Ivan Green – Associates
  • Fred Haines – Writers Branch
    1967 (40th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Ulysses”
  • John Michael Hayes – Writers Branch
    1954 (27th) Writing (Screenplay) – “Rear Window”
    1957 (30th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Peyton Place”
  • William Leland Hayward – Producers Branch
  • Hanna Hertelendy – Actors Branch
  • Charlton Heston – Actors Branch
    1959 (32nd) *Actor – “Ben-Hur”
    1977 (50th) Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
  • Pat Hingle – Actors Branch
  • J. Paul Huntsman – Sound Branch
    Board of Governors: August 2002 – July 2008
  • Charles Joffe – Producers Branch
    1977 (50th) *Best Picture – “Annie Hall”
  • George Justin – Members-at-Large
  • Benjamin B. Kahane – Associates
  • Donald Kahn – Associates
  • Nathan Kaproff – Associates
  • Sheldon Keller – Writers Branch
  • Evelyn Keyes – Actors Branch
  • Harvey Korman – Actors Branch
  • David Lee – Sound Branch
    2002 (75th) *Sound – “Chicago”
  • P.C. Lopez – Actors Branch
  • Guy McElwaine – Executives Branch
  • Patrick McGoohan – Actors Branch
  • Abby Mann – Writers Branch
    1961 (34th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Judgment at Nuremberg”
    1965 (38th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Ship of Fools”
  • Dick Martin – Actors Branch
  • J.C. Melendez – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
    1970 (43rd) Music (Original Song Score) – “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”
  • Anthony Minghella – Directors Branch
    1996 (69th) *Directing – “The English Patient”
    1996 (69th) Writing (Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) – “The English Patient”
    1999 (72nd) Writing (Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) – “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
  • Howard G. Minsky – Members-at-Large
    1970 (43rd) Best Picture – “Love Story”
  • Ricardo Montalban – Actors Branch
  • William J. Moraskie – Executives Branch
  • Robert Mulligan – Directors Branch
    1962 (35th) Directing – “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • Paul Newman – Actors Branch
    1958 (31st) Actor – “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
    1961 (34th) Actor – “The Hustler”
    1963 (36th) Actor – “Hud”
    1967 (40th) Actor – “Cool Hand Luke”
    1968 (41st) Best Picture – “Rachel, Rachel”
    1981 (54th) Actor in a Leading Role – “Absence of Malice”
    1982 (55th) Actor in a Leading Role – “The Verdict”
    1985 (58th) Honorary Award
    1986 (59th) *Actor in a Leading Role – “The Color of Money”
    1993 (66th) Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    1994 (67th) Actor in a Leading Role – “Nobody’s Fool”
    2002 (75th) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Road to Perdition”
  • Michael Pate – Actors Branch
  • Edmund F. Penney – Documentary Branch
    1973 (46th) Documentary (Feature) – “Walls of Fire”
  • Joseph Pevney – Directors Branch
  • Lee Poll – Art Directors Branch
  • Sydney Pollack – Directors Branch
    1969 (42nd) Directing – “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”
    1982 (55th) Directing – “Tootsie”
    1982 (55th) Best Picture – “Tootsie”
    1985 (58th) *Directing – “Out of Africa”
    1985 (58th) *Best Picture – “Out of Africa”
    2007 (80th) Best Picture – “Michael Clayton”
  • Majel Roddenberry – Actors Branch
  • Lawrence Roman – Writers Branch
  • Leonard Rosenman – Music Branch
    1975 (48th) *Music (Scoring: Adaptation) – “Barry Lyndon”
    1976 (49th) *Music (Adaptation Score) – “Bound for Glory”
    1983 (56th) Music (Original Score) – “Cross Creek”
    1986 (59th) Music (Original Score) – “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”
  • Lionel F. St. Peter – Sound Branch
  • Roy Scheider – Actors Branch
    1971 (44th) Actor in a Supporting Role – “The French Connection”
    1979 (52nd) Actor in a Leading Role – “All That Jazz”
  • Mark Shivas – Producers Branch
  • Robert Sidney – Members-at-Large
  • Tony Silver – Public Relations Branch
  • Paul Sorensen – Actors Branch
  • Burton Stone – Members-at-Large
    1996 (69th) John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
  • Ned S. Tanen – Executives Branch
  • George Tyne – Actors Branch
  • William B. Vogt – Sound Branch
  • Malvin Wald – Writers Branch
    1948 (21st) Writing (Motion Picture Story) – “The Naked City”
  • James L. Wassell – Associates
    1962 (35th) *Scientific or Technical Award (Class II)
  • Dale Wasserman – Writers Branch
  • Nathan Weiss – Public Relations Branch
  • Warren Welch – Art Directors Branch
  • Donald E. Westlake – Writers Branch
    1990 (63rd) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “The Grifters”
  • Richard A. Widmark – Actors Branch
    1947 (20th) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Kiss of Death”
  • Maury Winetrobe – Film Editors Branch
    1968 (41st) Film Editing – “Funny Girl”
  • Stan Winston – Visual Effects Branch
    1982 (54th) Makeup – “Heartbeeps”
    1987 (60th) Visual Effects – “Predator”
    1990 (63rd) Makeup – “Edward Scissorhands”
    1991 (64th) *Makeup – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
    1991 (64th) *Visual Effects – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
    1992 (65th) Makeup – “Batman Returns”
    1993 (66th) *Visual Effects – “Jurassic Park”
    1997 (70th) Visual Effects – “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”
    2001 (74th) Visual Effects – “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”