Billie Eilish in 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.

On this page the Academy pays homage to those members who have passed away this year. Academy Awards and nominations are noted (a win is indicated by an asterisk) as well as service on the Academy's Board of Governors. To see the full gallery from the 2020 Oscars click here.

Julie Adams – Actors Branch

Danny Aiello – Actors Branch
1989 (62nd) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Do the Right Thing”

Carl Aldana – Production Design Branch

Jim R. Alexander – Sound Branch
1980 (53rd) Sound – “Coal Miner's Daughter”
1983 (56th) Sound – “Terms of Endearment”

Carmen Argenziano – Actors Branch

Rene M. Auberjonois – Actors Branch

R.W. Bachmayer – Associates

Kaye Ballard – Actors Branch

Kenneth E. Belville II – Sound Branch

Frank J. Biondi, Jr. – Executives Branch

Patricia Blau – Members-at-Large

Verna Bloom – Actors Branch

Paul C. Brandon – Associates

Zev Braun – Producers Branch
1984 (57th) Documentary (Feature) – “Marlene”

Alex Brewis – Associates

John Briley – Writers Branch
1982 (55th) *Writing (Screenplay written for the screen) – “Gandhi”

Neil Burrow – Sound Branch

Edd Byrnes – Actors Branch

Robert G. Carlisle – Film Editors Branch

Diahann Carroll – Actors Branch
1974 (47th) Actress – “Claudine”

Seymour Cassel – Actors Branch
1968 (41st) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Faces”

David Chasman – Executives Branch

Larry Cohen – Writers Branch

Tim Conway – Actors Branch

John W. Corso – Production Design Branch
1980 (53rd) Art Direction – “Coal Miner's Daughter”

William J. Creber – Production Design Branch
1965 (38th) Art Direction (Color) – “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
1972 (45th) Art Direction – “The Poseidon Adventure”
1974 (47th) Art Direction – “The Towering Inferno”

Stanley Donen – Directors Branch
1997 (70th) *Honorary Award

Kirk Douglas – Actors Branch
1949 (22nd) Actor – “Champion”
1952 (25th) Actor – “The Bad and the Beautiful”
1956 (29th) Actor – “Lust for Life”
1995 (68th) *Honorary Award

Billy Drago – Actors Branch

Marj Dusay – Actors Branch

Robert Evans – Producers Branch
1974 (47th) Best Picture – “Chinatown”

Deborah Fine – Production Design Branch

Wayne Fitzgerald – Members-at-Large

Peter Fonda – Actors Branch
1969 (42nd) Writing (Story and Screenplay based on material not previously produced or published) – “Easy Rider”
1997 (70th) Actor in a Leading Role – “Ulee’s Gold”

Michael Forman – Associates

Robert Forster – Actors Branch
1997 (70th) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Jackie Brown”

David Foster – Producers Branch

Harriet Frank, Jr. – Writers Branch
1963 (36th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Hud”
1979 (52nd) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Norma Rae”

James Frawley – Directors

Robert L. Friedman – Executives

Samuel W. Gelfman – Producers Branch

Jack L. Gilardi – Associates

Andrew P. Gilmore – Sound Branch

Leonard Goldberg – Producers Branch

Steve Golin – Producers Branch
2006 (79th) Best Picture – “Babel”
2015 (88th) Best Picture – “The Revenant”
2015 (88th) *Best Picture – “Spotlight”

Michael A. Gray – Marketing and Public Relations Branch

Robert Harper – Actors Branch

Salah M. Hassanein – Associates

David Hedison – Actors Branch

Katherine Helmond – Actors Branch

Buck Henry – Writers Branch
1967 (40th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “The Graduate”
1978 (51st) Directing – “Heaven Can Wait”

Norman Hollyn – Music Branch

Petko D. Kadiev – Production Design Branch

Igo Kantor – Music Branch

Noah Keen – Actors Branch

Jack Kehoe – Actors Branch

Edith F. Keller – Marketing and Public Relations Branch

Christopher Knopf – Writers Branch

Jeremy S. Koch – Sound Branch

Donald M. Kranze – Members-at-Large

Ann Lambert – Costume Designers Branch

Peter Larkin – Production Design Branch

John V. Leahy – Associates

Paul Le Blanc – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
1984 (57th) *Makeup – “Amadeus”

Michael Legrand – Music Branch
1965 (38th) Music (Music Score--substantially original) – “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”
1965 (38th) Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or treatment) – “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”
1965 (38th) Music (Song) – “I Will Wait For You” from “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”
1968 (41st) Music (Original Score for a motion picture [not a musical]) – “The Thomas Crown Affair”
1968 (41st) Music (Score of a Musical Picture--original or adaptation) – “The Young Girls of Rochefort”
1968 (41st) *Music (Song--Original for the Picture) – “The Windmills Of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair”
1969 (42nd) Music (Song--Original for the Picture) – “What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?” from “The Happy Ending”
1970 (43rd) Music (Song--Original for the Picture) – “Pieces Of Dreams” from “Pieces of Dreams”
1971 (44th) *Music (Original Dramatic Score) – “Summer of ’42”
1982 (55th) Music (Original Song) – “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?” from “Best Friends”
1983 (56th) *Music (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score) – “Yentl”
1983 (56th) Music (Original Song) – “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” from “Yentl”
1983 (56th) Music (Original Song) – “The Way He Makes Me Feel” from “Yentl”

Gary LeMel – Members-at-Large

Edward Lewis – Producers Branch
1982 (55th) Best Picture – “Missing”

Gerry Lewis – Marketing and Public Relations Branch

Mildred Lewis – Producers Branch
1982 (55th) Best Picture – “Missing”

George Litto – Executives Branch

Branko Lustig – Producers Branch
1993 (66th) *Best Picture – “Schindler's List”
2000 (73rd) *Best Picture – “Gladiator”

Michael Lynne – Executives Branch

Bill Macy – Actors Branch

Barry Malkin – Film Editors Branch
1984 (57th) Film Editing – “The Cotton Club”
1990 (63rd) Film Editing – “The Godfather, Part III”

William L. Manger – Sound Branch
1989 (62nd) Sound Effects Editing – “Black Rain”

Godfrey K. Marks – Sound Branch

Steven Marlo – Actors Branch

John McMahon – Executives Branch

Jim McMullan – Actors Branch

Mark Medoff – Writers Branch
1986 (59th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Children of a Lesser God”

Jonas Mekas – Documentary Branch

Lee Mendelson – Short Film and Feature Animation Branch

Richard Miller – Actors Branch

Toni Myers – Documentary Branch

Kurt Neumann – Members-at-Large

Lawrence G. Paull – Production Design Branch
1982 (55th) Art Direction – “Blade Runner”

D.A. Pennebaker – Documentary Branch
1993 (66th) Documentary (Feature) – “The War Room”
2012 (85th) *Honorary Award

Barbara Perry – Actors Branch

Ed Phillips – Associates

Jack L. Phillips – Associates

David V. Picker – Producers Branch

Suzan Pitt – Short Films and Feature Animation

Eric Pleskow – Executives Branch

Bernie Pollack – Costume Designers Branch

Stephen Potter – Production Design Branch

Nik Powell – Members-at-Large

Andre Previn – Music Branch
1950 (23rd) Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “Three Little Words”
1953 (26th) Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “Kiss Me Kate”
1955 (28th) Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “It’s Always Fair Weather”
1958 (31st) *Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “Gigi”
1959 (32nd) *Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “Porgy and Bess”
1960 (33rd) Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) – “Elmer Gantry”
1960 (33rd) Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “Bells Are Ringing”
1960 (33rd) Music (Song) – “Faraway Part Of Town” from “Pepe”
1962 (35th) Music (Song) – “Song From Two For The Seesaw (Second Chance)” from “Two for the Seesaw”
1963 (36th) *Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or treatment) – “Irma La Douce”
1964 (37th) *Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or treatment) – “My Fair Lady”
1967 (40th) Music (Scoring of Music--adaptation or treatment) – “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
1973 (46th) Music (Scoring: Adaptation) – “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Sid Ramin – Music Branch
1961 (34th) *Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) – “West Side Story”

Terry Rawlings – Film Editors Branch
1981 (54th) Film Editing – “Chariots of Fire”

Gene Reynolds – Actors Branch

Gregg Rudloff – Sound Branch
1989 (62nd) *Sound – “Glory”
1999 (72nd) *Sound – “The Matrix”
2000 (73rd) Sound – “The Perfect Storm”
2006 (79th) Sound Mixing – “Flags of Our Fathers”
2012 (85th) Sound Mixing – “Argo”
2014 (87th) Sound Mixing – “American Sniper”
2015 (88th) *Sound Mixing – “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alvin Sargent – Writers Branch
1973 (46th) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Paper Moon”
1977 (50th) *Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Julia”
1980 (53rd) *Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Ordinary People”

Sidney J. Sheinberg – Executives Branch

Fred Sill – Marketing and Public Relations Branch

John Singleton – Directors Branch
1991 (64th) Directing – “Boyz N the Hood”
1991 (64th) Writing (Screenplay written directly for the screen) – “Boyz N the Hood”

Bernard Slade – Writers Branch
1978 (51st) Writing (Screenplay based on material from another medium) – “Same Time, Next Year”

Robert M. Smith – Associates

Dan Striepeke – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
1994 (67th) Makeup – “Forrest Gump”
1998 (71st) Makeup – “Saving Private Ryan”

John Swallow – Visual Effects Branch

Dan Taylor – Visual Effects Branch
2011 (84th) Visual Effects – “Real Steel”

Rip Torn – Actors Branch
1983 (56th) Actor in a Supporting Role – “Cross Creek”

Natalie Trundy – Actors Branch

Anna Udvardy – Short Films and Feature Animation
2016 (89th) *Short Film (Live Action) – “Sing”

Mark A. Urman – Marketing and Public Relations Branch

Zaza Urushadze – Directors Branch

Andrew G. Vajna – Executives Branch

Agnès Varda – Documentary Branch
2017 (90th) Documentary (Feature) -- "Faces Places"
2017 (90th) *Honorary Award

Stephen F. Verona – Directors Branch
1971 (44th) Short Subject (Live Action) – “The Rehearsal”

Kenneth Walker – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Gene Warren, Jr. – Visual Effects Branch
1991 (64th) *Visual Effects – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

Martin West – Actors Branch

Joss Williams – Visual Effects Branch
2011 (84th) *Visual Effects – “Hugo”

Richard Williams – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
1972 (45th) *Short Subject (Animated) – “A Christmas Carol”
1988 (61st) *Visual Effects – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
1988 (61st) *Special Achievement Award for the animation direction of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
2015 (88th) Short Film (Animated) – “Prologue”

William Wintersole – Actors Branch

William D. Wittliff – Writers Branch

Morgan Woodward – Actors Branch

Alan Zaslove – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Franco Zeffirelli – Directors Branch
1968 (41st) Directing – “Romeo and Juliet”
1982 (55th) Art Direction – “La Traviata”