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Campbell, Batman snubbed at Oscars


Oscar forgot to say goodbye to Glen Campbell and Batman last night.

Neither the country singer nor the caped crusader played by Adam West were mentioned during the Academy Awards' "In Memoriam" tribute, an annual farewell to stars and Hollywood workers who have died in the past year.

As photos and film clips of the recently deceased were shown on screen, Eddie Vedder paid homage to Tom Petty, who died at 66 in October, by singing the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's "Room at the Top," the opening song on Petty's 1999 album "Echo."

Campbell and West were not among the faces shown in the four-minute montage.

Campbell, who died last summer of Alzheimer's disease at 81, made his movie debut and sang the title song in 1969's "True Grit," the western that gave John Wayne his only Oscar. Campbell was also nominated for Best Original Song for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," the theme of the 2014 documentary about his battle with Alzheimer's, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me."

West is most famous for his three-season stint as ABC's "Batman" in the mid-1960s. But he also appeared in more than 50 movies in nearly 60 years, including 1962's "Geronimo" with Chuck Connors, 1965's "The Outlaws Is Coming" with the Three Stooges and, of course, the 1966 "Batman" feature. He was 88 when died of leukemia on June 9, 2017.

Other "In Memoriam" omissions included "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" director Tobe Hooper, actors Bill Paxton and Miguel Ferrer, singer/actress Della Reese, and Dorothy Malone, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1956 drama "Written on the Wind."