Farrah Fawcett - Bea Arthur

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Why weren’t Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur included in the “In Memoriam” package on Sunday’s Oscars telecast?  Academy spokesperson Penny Melidonian pointed out that both actresses were better known for television. “We cannot include everyone,” she said.

Lie! Fawcett, who is best known for her role on TV’s Charlie’s Angels, appeared in such films as The Apostle, and Mr T and the Women. (She kicked some major acting butt in both films.) Golden Girl Arthur’s film career included For Better or Worse and Mame.

Finally: The executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts has apologized for not including Farrah Fawcett in the Acadamy Awards’ “In Memorium” montage — but says it wasn’t an oversight.


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