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Screen Actors Guild Mourns Passing of Former National Executive Director Ken Orsatti

Filed in: History, In Memoriam

Los Angeles (September 1, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG National Executive Director Ken Orsatti, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 78 of pulmonary disease at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. Orsatti served as national executive director from 1981 through the beginning of 2001.

Screen Actors Guild Mourns Larry Keith

Filed in: In Memoriam

Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former National Board member and New York Division President Larry Keith, a star of television and stage.

SAG Mourns Passing of John Delloro, Labor Leader and Activist

Filed in: In Memoriam

Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of labor leader and activist, John Delloro, who passed away in the early morning of Saturday, June 5, 2010 from a heart attack. 

Remembering Members We Have Lost

In recent days, Screen Actors Guild has lost several members who each contributed greatly in their own way to the entertainment industry, leaving a long-lasting impression on audiences.

SAG mourns the recent passing of actors Rue McClanahan, Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman, Lynn Redgrave and Dixie Carter. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families.

SAG Mourns Passing of Lena Horne, First African American SAG Board Member

Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of former SAG National Board Member Lena Horne. The legendary actor and jazz singer died Sunday, May 9, in New York City. She was 92. Horne was SAG’s first African American board member, serving from 1943-45.

Horne’s more than six-decade career began as a 16-year-old chorus girl at the fabled Cotton Club in Harlem in 1933, and would go on to span films, radio, television, recording, nightclubs, concert halls and Broadway.

Concurrent Memorial Services Held for Lucky Hayes

Los Angeles (April 19, 2010) -- Memorial services for Lucky Hayes, a long time Arizona Branch President and current Vice President Northern Arizona, were held on Saturday, April 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and concurrently in Los Angeles.

Screen Actors Guild Loses Much Loved Lucky Hayes

Lucky Hayes, a long time Arizona Branch President and current Vice President Northern Arizona, passed away on April 9, 2010. Known and loved by hundreds all over the country, Lucky served in leadership roles in the Guild since 1992, first as Arizona Secretary/Treasurer and then as Vice President Northern Arizona, before being elected Arizona Branch President in 1995, a position she occupied until September 2009. She carried her SAG card proudly since joining in 1974.

Former SAG Board Member and "Dynasty" star John Forsythe Dies

Los Angeles (April 2, 2010) Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of John Forsythe, a SAG National Board member from 1975-78, who has died at the age of 92.