Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Hollywood Walk of Fame
5. He has one for every category.
False . Of course. She has one for Motion Picture.
False . Sadly, she doesn't have any. She should!
Joanne Woodward. Her star is on Hollywood Boulevard.
1960. It was held in February of that year, in Los Angeles.
February 9, 1960. It was for Joanne Woodward.
|Liza Minnelli's star is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Where is her mother's, Judy Garland, located?||Hollywood's Walk of Fame
2 . He received one for his days on television and one for his movie days. His television star is located at 6150 Hollywodd blvd. and the one for his movies is located at 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
Tiger Woods. Little Richard's star is located at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. Neil Armstrong's is located at the corners of Hollywood and Vine and Sid Caesar's is located at 7014 Hollywood Blvd.
True . Their star is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. It was a part of the series' 10th anniversary celebration. The ceremony was the 2,151st held by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (January 18, 2000).
April 15, 1997. It's located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
|Johnny Depp's star on the Walk of Fame is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. The question is, what number is the star to be unveiled?||Hollywood's Walk of Fame
2,149th. Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood and Chairman of the Walk of Fame committee, presided over the event and Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, spoke on behalf of the organization.
Elvis Presley . I gave the clue, 3734, as a clue because it' the address to Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd.
6336 Hollywood Blvd.. Boris Karloff's address is 1737 Vine St. The address 6504 Hollywood Blvd. belongs to James Cagney and 1719 Vine St. belongs to James Dean.
John Travolta. Casey Kasem's star is located at 6931 Hollywood Blvd. Burt Lancaster's is at 6801 Hollywood Blvd and Mel Blanc's is located at 6385 Hollywood Blvd.
|An homage to the H.W.O.F. sits at the western end, at the point where Hollywood Boulevard, Marshfield Way and Vine Street converge. The structure is a gazebo, referred to by the locals as "The Four Ladies of Hollywood". Each of the four columns was made in the likeness of a famous actress, from different ethnic backgrounds. Perched atop, is the sculpture of one of Tinseltown's most remembered thespians. Can you name this legendary lady? ||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Marilyn Monroe. Double M sits atop the landmark clad in the famous skirt she wore in "The Seven Year Itch"(1955). As in the film, the garment is billowing up as the result of her standing above a subway grate. The actresses on the four columns were chosen to celebrate the multi-ethnicity of Hollywood's glamorous women.
They are Dorothy Dandridge, Delores Del Rio, Mae West and Anna May Wong. Each of them also has her own individual star on the famous strip.
The structure was commissioned in 1993 and dedicated February 1, 1994.
MM's personal star is situated at 6774 Hollywood Boulevard.
|On January 9, 1994 the 2,000th star on the H.W.O.F. was awarded.
The recipient was a European born actress who has won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Can you name this lovely lady who, in over six decades, made more than 75 films in Hollywood and Europe? No one can deny that when she won her statuette, she was regarded as an extraordinary woman.||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren was born in Rome, Italy on September 20, 1934. She won the Best Actress Oscar for her extraordinary performance in "Two Women" (1960). Her star was unveiled February 1, 1994. You can visit it at at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard.
Swedish born Ingrid Bergman won two Best Actress Awards. Her first was for "Gaslight" (1945) and later for "Anastasia" (1957).
Olivia de Havilland, born in Japan (I was surprised too!) also captured a pair of Academy Awards for Best Actress. She won for "To Each His Own" (1946) and "The Heiress" (1949).
The beguiling beauty from Belgium, Audrey Hepburn won the Oscar for her role of Princess Ann in "Roman Holiday" (1953). Her star was placed at 1652 Vine Street.
Williams. Keeping up with the Joneses and beating them to it are the Williamses.
One member of the clan, Tex, won his award in the Radio category. A pair of them won for their work on TV: Cindy and Bill. For their work in the field of Recording, six Williams' were awarded stars. They are Andy, Hank, Joe, Paul, Roger and Vanessa. The half-dozen thespians are Billy Dee, Earle, the swimming Esther, Guy, Kathlyn, and of course the wacky Robin.
Interesting fact: I must admit I never heard of Kathlyn and I'm going to guess that not many of you have either. It turns out she was a film star during the silent picture days and later made only five "talkies".
Her star at 7038 Hollywood Boulevard was dedicated February 8, 1960.
|Pierce Brosnan became the fifth actor to play James Bond, when he took the role in "GoldenEye" (1995).
He did a nice job of portraying "007", the M-16 agent who likes his martinis "shaken, not stirred". Brosnan's star was awarded for his work in Motion Pictures, but he also played the lead role in a popular TV detective series which ran for six seasons in the 1980s. Do you remember the name of the show? ||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Remington Steele. Pierce Brosnan starred in "Remington Steele" from 1982-1987. His co-star was Stephanie Zimbalist who played a P.I. (private investigator) named Laura Holt. Because of her gender, Laura was not able to snag a large following. Prospective clients had little faith that a woman could get the job done. She decided if the agency was to succeed, she would have to bring a male P.I. into the business with her. Enter Brosnan, who played an ex-thief/grifter who assumed the sobriquet of "Remington Steele".
Brosnan's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard was first displayed November 26, 1997.
Interesting note: Stephanie's father, Efrem Zimbalist, has a star on the H.W.O.F. for his work in Television. It's at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard.
Ray Bradbury. Bradbury, who was born August 22, 1920, is the author of over 500 short stories and 30 books. His best-known novel is "Farenheit 451" (1953), which was turned into a 1969 movie. Another novel, "The Illustrated Man" (1951) made it to the big screen in 1966. He is also the author of a series of short stories which became a TV mini-series, "The Martian Chronicles", starring Rock Hudson in 1980.
Sheldon was a writer for TV (I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-1970) and "The Patty Duke Show" (1963-1966) as well as an Academy Award winner for Best Screenplay for "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" with Cary Grant (1947). Then after turning 50 he became a best selling author of over 15 novels including "Master of the Game" (1982) and "Windmill of the Gods" (1987). His star, unveiled in 1988, can be viewed at 6739 Hollywood Boulevard.
Ray Bradbury received his star April 1, 2002 for his work in Motion Pictures.
If you'd like to take a gander head over to 6644 Hollywood Boulevard.
|Between 1960 and 2010 only four performers earned four stars on the H.W.O.F.
Three of them are Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney and Roy Rogers. The fourth person is best known for his singing, but he did some acting as well. At one time our mystery man was married to a beautiful, well-known dancer. Can you solve the mystery and name him? ||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Tony Martin. For 60 years Tony Martin, born Alvin Morris on Christmas Day 1913, was married to the leggy Hollywood hoofer Cyd Charisse, who was born Tula Finklea. As for Sinatra, "Old Blue Eyes" was engaged to, but never married dancer Juliet Prowse. Tony Martin was a popular big band singer and a frequent guest with the zany duo of George Burns and Gracie Allen on their radio show. He had his own TV program, "The Tony Martin Show" which ran from 1954-1956. A few of his more popular recordings are "Fools Rush In" (1940), "I Get Ideas" (1951) and "Stranger in Paradise" (1954). Over the course of 46 years he appeared in more than 35 movies, starting with "Foolish Hearts" (1936) and bringing down the curtain with "Dear Mr. Wonderful" (1982). A couple of his other films were "Follow the Fleet" (1936) with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and "The Big Store" (1941) with The Marx Brothers.
My four stars are equally divided, with two on Hollywood Boulevard and a pair on Vine Street.
|I was born September 4, 1931, in Chicago and after some time living in Detroit, moved out west. I made my first professional appearance as a singer-dancer with the Los Angeles City Opera at age 13. My first film was "My Blue Heaven" (1950) starring Betty Grable. I have had the fortune to co-star with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and even with Marilyn Monroe and Ethel Merman in "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954). Which star am I? ||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Mitzi Gaynor. My birth name, Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber was a bit long for a marquee, hence the name change. In 1954 talent agent Jack Bean won my hand in marriage and became my manager as well. We were married for 52 years before his death in 2006. He guided me through over 15 films including "Anything Goes" (1956) and my best known role of Nurse Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" (1958), which won the Oscar for Best Sound.
In the 1960s I trotted out my talents playing often in Las Vegas. I have also starred in 10 TV specials. I was honored to receive a Golden Laurel for my 1957 flick, "Les Girls".
I was awarded the star for my work in Motion Pictures February 8, 1960. You can find it at 6288 Hollywood Boulevard.
|The only person in the first 50 years of the Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F.) to be awarded a star in all five categories was born in Tioga, TX, September 29, 1907. He made over 90 movies between 1934 and 1959 and had his own TV show that ran from 1950-1956, with 91 episodes in all. Prior to that he had a popular radio show which featured a lot of singin'. Can you name him?||The Hollywood Walk of Fame (H.W.O.F)
Gene Autry. The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was born with the un-cowboy like name of Orvon Grover Autry. He was a best selling Country & Western singer in the radio days of the 1930s and 1940s. His program was called "Gene Autry's Melody Ranch". His TV show was simply called "The Gene Autry Show" and it co-starred his faithful and famous horse, Champion. Some of his most popular recordings include "Back in the Saddle Again" (1939), "Don't Fence Me In" (1945), and a couple of yuletide tunes, "Frosty the Snowman" (1950) and his number one hit "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (1949). In 1960 Mr. Autry, an astute businessman who owned many radio stations, branched out and bought The Los Angeles Angels American League baseball team. He died October 2, 1998, just a few weeks after the passing of another great western actor and singer, Roy Rogers. The star he got for Live Theater (a fairly broadly interpreted category) was for "Rodeo".
His star for that bit of showmanship can be found at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.