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    Oscars Forget Corey Haim Died; Eddie Fisher, Rue McClanahan Also Omitted

    Corey Haim, Rue McClanahan, Eddie Fisher Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage.com; Brian Killian/WireImage.com; Bettma/Getty

    The Lost Boy has turned into the forgotten boy.

    Corey Haim was the most notable omission from last night's Oscar "In Memoriam" segment. While Céline Dion sang "Smile," a montage of the fallen famous flashed on the screen, including Leslie Nielsen, Dennis Hopper, Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, Lena Horne and filmmakers Blake Edwards, Arthur Penn and Irvin Kershner, among many others.

    But not Haim. The '80s heartthrob, who died last March of an accidental drug overdose, wasn't the only one overlooked, however. Who else was left out?

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    All-around entertainer Eddie Fisher, who died in September, was MIA, as were Last Tango in Paris star Maria Schneider and go-to Mel Brooks character actor Kenneth Mars, both of whom passed away earlier this month.

    Rue McClanahan suffered the same fate as her Golden Globes costar Bea Arthur, who was shut out of last year's segment. Like Arthur, McClanahan, who died last June, was best known for her TV work, but she did have several movie credits as varied as the sci-fi flick Starship Troopers, the Walter Matthau-Jack Lemmon comedy Out to Sea and the mystery They Might Be Giants.

    Also not saluted: actress-producer Lisa Blount, a Golden Globe winner her role in An Officer and Gentleman and an Oscar winner for Best Short Film in 2002, died last October.

    The Academy has yet to comment on why such actors weren't included, but they will probably refer to us to last year's statement. Asked why the likes of Arthur, Farrah Fawcett and, another like Haim another former child star, Brad Renfro, were left off the list, an Academy rep refused to apologize.

    "I would not say that it was an oversight," spokeswoman Leslie Unger told E! News. "No matter how carefully and how conscientiously people address who is included, there are people who just simply can't be."

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