The world lost an incredible man and an amazing actor earlier this year when Sopranos star James Gandolfini unexpectedly died while vacationing with his family in Italy. This Sunday, they run through the annual ‘In Memoriam’, the Emmy Awards will honor Gandolfini and other actors who passed away late in the year.
Gandolfini, arguably the biggest TV actor in the last decade, will receive the largest and most special tribute according Variety. Other late additions to the tribute include Glee star Corey Montheith, All In The Family star Jean Stapleton, Family Ties producer Gary David Goldberg and veteran comedy actor Jonathan Winters.
For Gandolfini, it will be “The Sopranos” co-star Edie Falco. Former “Family Ties” star Michael J. Fox will pay tribute to Goldberg, the show’s exec producer. “All in the Family” co-star Rob Reiner will honor Stapleton, Jane Lynch of “Glee” will remember Monteith and Robin Williams will be the one for his former “Mork and Mindy” mate Winters.
Jonathan Winters is remembered for his time on Mork and Mindy, but he made his name in cinema as well, specifically in the comedy classic It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World as well as numerous other great films.
The Emmy Awards will air this Sunday night on CBS.