My-ca Dinh Le
When details of the accident came to light, director John Landis and four others working on the film were charged with involuntary manslaughter. This was the first time a director has been charged with a crime for events that had happened on a movie set. In 1987, all five of the defendants were acquitted, but the three families of the victims took Landis and producer Spielberg to civil court and settled for an undisclosed amount.
Vic Morrow had two daughters – Carrie Morrow and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director John Landis never apologized to either Vic Morrow’s family or the families of the two children.
To this date Steven Spielberg has never spoken to John Landis because of the accident and Landis’ actions during and after the trial.
Final Resting Place:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4471 Lincoln Avenue
Cypress, California, 90630
Grave Location:Churchyard, Lot 1839, Space 3
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery, drive straight ahead to the end of the road and park on the west side of Churchyard at the sidewalk leading to Garden of Faith. Look for the seventh row south of the sidewalk (Meliton Vaca is the first marker in the row). Child actor My-ca is the 69th marker. He is two rows from the southwest corner of the short wall surrounding Church of Our Fathers, currently surrounded by construction fencing.
Grave Location GPS33.833218, -118.059657
Read More About My-ca Dinh Le:
- Wikipedia Entry
- A Gruesome Helicopter Accident On-Set of ‘The Twilight Zone: The Movie’ Left Vic Morrow and 2 Child Actors Dead
- The parents of two children killed on the 'Twilight...
- 40 Years Ago: The TWILIGHT ZONE Tragedy–In Memory of Renee Chen, Myca Dinh Le, and Vic Morrow
- Jersey Shore Native Vic Morrow Remembered 40 Years After Tragic Death
- How tragedy on the set of the 1983 feature-length adaptation of The Twilight Zone changed the way movies are made.
- How The Twilight Zone Tragedy Affected John Landis
- Reminder: John Landis is horrible
Videos Featuring My-ca Dinh Le:
popular name: Louis Alves
date_of_death: February 20, 2003
cause_of_death: The Station Nightclub fire
best_know_for: On February 20, 2003 music fan Louis Alves attended a concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. After opening bands Trip and Fathead finished their sets, the glam band Great White took the stage just after 11:00 PM and began performing their opening number, "Desert Moon". During the performance, pyrotechnics set off by tour manager Daniel Biechele ignited the flammable acoustic foam. Within 6 minutes the entire club was engulfed in flames, killing 100 people and injuring 230. Louis Alves was one of those unfortunate souls who did not make it out of the club.
popular name: Roger Peterson
date_of_death: February 3, 1959
cause_of_death: Plane crash
best_know_for: Roger Peterson was the pilot who flew the plane that crashed, killing himself and all of the passengers which included musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died", after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song "American Pie".
My-ca Dinh Le
popular name: My-ca Dinh Le
date_of_death: July 23, 1982
cause_of_death: Blunt force trauma from helicopter blades
best_know_for: In 1982 top film directors and producers, including Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante, and George Miller all contributed to what was to become The Twilight Zone: The Movie. During what was to be the final scene in the final day of film production, star Vic Morrow and two child actors, Renee Shinn Chen and My-ca Dinh Le died in a horrible accident. During the scene, Morrow’s character was getting chased by American gunfire in Vietnam while he was saving two Vietnamese orphans. The helicopter’s pilot, Dorcey Wingo (a Vietnam veteran), was supposed to fly close over the actors while pyrotechnic blasts went off. The pyrotechnics engulfed the helicopter, forcing it down. The aftermath of the helicopter crash left Chen crushed by one of the helicopter struts because Morrow had dropped her just before the crash. Morrow and Le were fatally injured by the helicopter’s top rotor blades.