Oscars "In Memoriam": Abe Vigoda Among Snubs

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Abe Vigoda, Stanley Mann and Tony Burton

Vigoda, Stanley Mann and Joan Leslie were among the notable names who were left out of the ceremony's video tribute.

The 88th Academy Awards paid homage to the many notable film industry figures who died in the past year, but several names were left out of the ceremony's In Memoriam tribute. 

The segment featured a moving performance by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who sang The Beatles' "Blackbird," and honored figures such as Wes Craven, Leonard Nimoy, David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

Among those who were omitted from the show's video montage are the following five individuals.

Abe Vigoda

Vigoda, who died Jan. 26, 2016, was best known for playing Det. Phil Fish on the 1970s ABC sitcom Barney Miller and mob boss Sal Tessio in the first two Godfather films. The actor was also snubbed in the In Memoriam section of the SAG Awards earlier in January.

Tony Burton

Burton died Feb. 25, 2016, and gained recognition for starring as Apollo Creed's trainer in the Rocky franchise. The actor also had roles in films including The Shining and Stir Crazy.

Stanley Mann

The screenwriter, who died Jan. 11, 2016, earned an Academy Award nomination for co-writing the adapted screenplay for 1965's The Collector and also worked on the films Conan the Destroyer and Damien: Omen II.

George Gaynes

Gaynes, who died Feb. 15, 2016, was best known for starring as Commandant Eric Lassard in all seven Police Academy films and foster parent Henry Warnimont on the 1980s sitcom Punky Brewster. He also starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in 1982's Tootsie.

Joan Leslie

The actress, who died Oct. 12, 2015, starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in High Sierra and Fred Astaire in The Sky’s the Limit. She was 90 years old when she passed away.

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