had been encouraged by director Sidney Lumet
to campaign for Oscar for Best Actor for _Network (1976)_ and had decided to join him on Good Morning America
(1975). They met in the Beverly Hills Hotel on the morning of January 14, 1977, where suddenly Finch clutched his chest and died of a heart attack. Three months later, he became the first actor to win the Best Actor award posthumously. See more
Richard Pryor - Co-Host
I'm here to explain why black people will never be nominated for anything. This show is going out to 75 million people - none of them black. We don't even know how to vote. There's 3,349 people in the voting thing and only two black people, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. We're quitting. You'll have to listen to Lawrence Welk.