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Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Poignant, Powerful

The annual “In Memoriam” segment of the Oscars has taken heat in the past for forgetting to remember some actors, and some years featured audience members applauding to show affection for particular stars.

This year, the visual montage of those who passed over the last 12 months, including Esther Williams, Sid Caesar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker and Ray Harryhausen, proved both poignant and beautifully crafted.

Bette Midler capped the tribute with a perfunctory, to be kind, performance of The Wind Beneath My Wings.

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