Reg E. CatheyLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
The Oscars' biggest In Memoriam snubs include Adam West, John Mahoney, Della Reese, Reg. E. Cathay and Powers Boothe
Oscar winner Dorothy Malone and Oscar nominee Glen Campbell were also left out, as was Chris Cornell, who contributed music to the movies. Eddie Vedder covered a Tom Petty song, but Petty was ignored, even though his music has been used in movies. Other omissions include Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, veteran French actor Jean Rochefort, James Bond film director Lewis Gilbert and film noir actress Peggy Cummins.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Reg E. Cathey dies: The Wire star won an Emmy for House of Cards
Cathey, 59, played Frank Underwood’s favorite D.C. rib cook Freddy Hayes, a role that earned him three consecutive Emmy nominations for outstanding guest actor, including a win in 2015. Cathey also famously played political operative Norman Wilson on The Wire. “Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set,” tweeted The Wire creator David Simon. “On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.” House of Cards creator Beau Willimon added: "Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed."