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SAG-AFTRA Honors the Life and Legacy of the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA honors the life and legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Nominated for seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, he won the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his title role in the 2005 film "Capote."

Statement from SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard on the passing of former Academy President and L.A. Film Czar Tom Sherak

Filed in: In Memoriam

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2014) — "Tom was a champion of our industry, and all those who knew him or had the privilege to work with him can attest to his integrity, drive and leadership. On behalf of all SAG-AFTRA members, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherak family."

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Joseph Ruskin

Filed in: In Memoriam

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 31, 2013) - Joseph Ruskin, stage, screen and film actor and longtime union officer, died of natural causes on Saturday, December 28 at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.  He was 89.

Joe was thrice-honored by two major American actors’ unions for distinguished service to union members: Actors Equity with the Lucy Jordan Award in 2003 and the Patrick Quinn Award in 2013, and Screen Actors Guild with the Ralph Morgan Award in 2011.

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA joins with the public in mourning the deaths of legendary actors Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine.
 
O’Toole left a legacy of stage and film roles, including his most famous and beloved in Lawrence of Arabia. A multiple-award nominee and winner, O’Toole was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the 2006 film Venus.
 

SAG-AFTRA Mourns Loss of Former AFTRA Head John C. Hall

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of John C. Hall Jr., a former national executive secretary of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, who died Nov. 10. Hall was deeply dedicated to unionism and selflessly gave of his time and energy to promote the wellbeing of performers and media professionals.

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Marcia Wallace

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA joins the entertainment community in mourning the loss of long-time board member and consummate funny lady, Marcia Wallace. 

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Legendary Stunt Performer Hal Needham

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of legendary stunt performer Hal Needham, who has passed away at the age of 88.

Whether it was jumping out of an airplane or flying a rocket powered pickup trick, Needham never shied away from danger. In June of 2011, Needham visited the former SAG headquarters to share stories of his life with an eager audience who filled the James Cagney Board Room to capacity.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of "Sopranos" Star James Gandolfini

Filed in: In Memoriam

James Gandolfini Accepts SAG Award in 2008.SAG-AFTRA mourns the sudden loss of SAG-AFTRA member and SAG Award recipient James Gandolfini, who became a household name as the star of The Sopranos. Throughout his career, Gandolfini received five SAG Awards and 11 nominations. He won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 2000, 2003 and 2008, and shared the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2008.