Bill G. Shirel, 87

Born February 17, 1934

Died June 10, 2021

Russell Gilbert "Russ" Hayes, 92

Born June 22, 1928

Died June 9, 2021

Virginia Lee Tutt, 82

Born January 16, 1939

Died June 8, 2021

David Ronald Franklin, 75

Born September 4, 1945

Died June 8, 2021

Robert Lee Barker, 78

Born May 23, 1943

Died June 8, 2021


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:33 AM

The Oklahoma Movie Hall Of Fame 2021 Class of inductees has been updated and adjusted for the changes and delays caused by the 2020 pandemic.

The event, which will take place on May 29th at Muskogee’s Historic Roxy Theater, will induct six Oklahomans from diverse movie industry backgrounds.

Veteran actor Jack Ging, Hollywood producer Doug Claybourne and documentary film producer Julianna Brannum will be joined by actor, television host and movie critic Dino Lalli and veteran casting director Ricki Masklar for recognition of their decades long work and commitment to the movie industry. Native actor Will Sampson will be inducted posthumously.

The event will begin at 7 pm and is free and open to the public.