OSCAR BOSSES GET THEIR DEAD ACTRESSES MIXED UP
2008-02-27 23:39:40 –
Red-faced Oscars bosses had to make last-minute adjustments to their In Memoriam tribute to dead stars after realising they’d mixed up their actresses.
The Academy Awards producers have been heavily criticised for leaving Brad Renfro out of the tribute segment and Whoopi Goldberg from an Oscars past glories celebration, but they almost had a bigger headache.
Oscars lead writer Bruce Vilanch tells PlanetGossip.Eonline.com, producers got late actress Laraine Day’s tribute clip all wrong.
He reveals, “It was actually Claire Trevor (Day’s The High & Mighty co-star).
It’s something that Laraine Day’s family would watch and say, ‘Jeez, that’s not Mom!’ (But) it got fixed.” Trevor actually died in 2000.