Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has reached generations was featured in In the Memoriam video that was screened in the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.
The In Memoriam section is one of the Oscars’ most respected traditions, offering an annual opportunity to pay respects to beloved stars and industry veterans who died over the course of the previous year.
Mikis Theodorakis who died on September 2, 2021 at age 96, in Athens Greece.
Actors such as Sidney Poitier, Betty White, Carmine Salinas, Olivia Dukakis, William Hurt, Ned Beatty, Peter Bogdanovich, Clarence Williams III, Michael K Williams, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sally Kellerman, Yvette Mimeux, Sonny Chiba, Saginaw Grant, Dorothy Steel, Dean Stockwell, Melvin Van Peebles, Norman Lloyd, and Max Julien were among the names that were celebrated in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment at the show held at Dolby Theatre here.
Composer-lyricist Steven Sondheim of West Side Story fame; cinematographer Hayla Hutchins; talent manager Chris Huvane; producers Jerome Hellman, David H DePatie, Martha De Laurentiis, Brian Goldner, Irwin W Young, Alan Lard Jr; Superman director Richard Donner; Ghostbusters filmmaker Ivan Reitman; costume designer Emi Wada; directors Jean-Marc Vallee, Lina Wertmulller, Douglas Trumbull, Felipe Cazals; visual effects supervisor Robert Blalack, Bill Taylor; film editor John Gregory, David Brenner, Lewis Erskine; casting director Don Phillips; Pinocchio animator Ruthie Thompson; stunt coordinator-performer Brad Allan, and composer Mikis Theodorakis were also remembered.