When my grandmother was a teenager, her idol was Rodolph Valentino and she had such a crush on that major icon and movie star. Rudolph Valentino was extremely big before my mother was born ,yet my mother knew who he was. Mother's major jaw dropping crush and idol was Montgomery Clift when she was a teenager, obviously she didn't know he was gay back then ,and when she found out years later it broke her heart, but that is another story, LOL. I'm 43 years old and Montgomery Clift was around before I was born ,but I knew about him and Valentino as a result of watching their films on TV. However, the younger generations don't know, don't care to know and only care about the NOW. They don't care about the past in any way, they don't care about history and they think it's not relevant to know, they don't care about Civics, the Constitution, etc. NO, I'm not a Tea Party person so don't go there.
Aside from OPS topic, generally speaking, the younger generations have become destructive and neglectful in so many ways in our society and as a result, the future looks bleak.
I watched the reruns of the Odd Couple when I was a little kid because the show begun the year I was born, and I was just a toddler when the I was originally aired.They haven't stopped playing the Odd Couple shows ,which has been shown all over the world just like so many other classic TV shows and classic movies.Yet, again, the younger generations don't give a shit about anything older than the last 3 years.
These actors and actresses careers in TV and Film are so monumental that they are in the legendary status ,which is extremely rare to find in actors and actresses today.
Look, it doesn't matter how old the actor and/ or actress who died was, it's called respect! They earned the right by the acting community the respect to be honored as elder actors and actresses who came before those who are younger than they are. It is really sick that the norm now that those who are remembered at those shitty award shows, have like a contest who gets the most applause.I think it is the audience way of saying, we think you are much more highly valued than that person, whoever the hell he or she is in that clip that came before you!!They should not have any applause ,and shut the hell up.
BTW, I don't know if this is true,but I have read some where that Jean Stapleton is going to be ignored as well. Bonnie Franklin might be was well.
BTW, someone mentioned on this thread that Jack Klugman wasn't a nice person, I have read just the very opposite about him. Some people who have worked with him said he was a super nice man and Tony Randall as well.I spoke with someone who knew Larry Hagman ,and he said he was kind of nuts in a fun way ,and he was a very nice man. But, like someone said on this thread already, it doesn't matter what they were like outside of their profession because that isn't what the memorial is supposed to be about.