Walk of Fame Quick Facts

Gene Autry is the only person to have been honored with all five possible stars, for his contribution in each of the five categories. Joanne Woodward was the first celebrity to be honored with an award ceremony on February 9, 1960. Only a small handful of celebrities to have two stars in the same category. Diana Ross has two stars in the Recording category -- one as a member of _The Supremes_ and one as a solo artist. But it was Michael Jackson that was the first to achieve this distinction, through his solo career and as a member of The Jackson Five. Smokey Robinson has also joined this small group, as he was honored with a star as a solo artist several years ago, but was honored a second time, as a member of his original group, The Miracles. _The Beatles_ are making a big impact upon the Walk. Not only is there a star for the Beatles, but John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr all have individual stars. Paul McCartney should be receiving a star soon. You will find two Harrison Ford stars in the Motion Picture category on the Walk; one is for the silent picture star while the other is for the ever popular actor that played Indiana Jones. George Eastman, the inventor and founder of the Kodak company, also has two stars in the Motion Picture category on the Walk of Fame. The first one is on Vine Street but when the Kodak theatre was built in the Highland Center, a second star was placed pointing into the Kodak theatre. The crew of Apollo XI have four stars, one on each corner of Hollywood and Vine. The stars a very different for although they are in the Television category for the most watched TV show in history, they are shaped as the moon instead of the traditional star. If you find star for Larry King, the CNN talk show host, you'll notice that it has a motion picture camera on it. That's an error, he received his star for his TV work and it should have had a TV set. In 2002, the Walk of Fame broke tradition with Muhammad Ali's star. His star is displayed on a wall of the Kodak Theatre, due to Ali's request that he not be walked on. In 1960, Jimmy Boyd became the youngest singer to receive a star on the Walk Of Fame at only 20 years old. But on April 29, 2004, at the age of 18, the twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, became the current youngest people to receive a star on the Walk of Fame. In 2005, companies became eligible for Walk-of-Fame-type stars; the first recipient was Disneyland, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Company awards are on private property near the Walk, and not part of the Walk itself. Companies must have a strong Hollywood presence and be at least fifty years old to qualify for this award. In addition to Disneyland, other corporate entities who have received stars include the Los Angeles Times Newspaper, the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, Variety (the Entertainment Industry Magazine), The Hollywood Reporter (the Entertainment Industry Newspaper), and KTLA (a Los Angeles TV station). The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood Station has a star on the walk of fame, but unlike the corporate stars it is on public property at the start of the Walk of Fame. The LAPd Hollywood Station has a Walk of Fame using the same style Stars as the Hollywood Walk of Fame leading up to its door. The stars honor those police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice performing their duty. On November 18, 1978, in honor of his 50th anniversary, Mickey Mouse became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since then seven other cartoon characters have received stars. Ronald Reagan is the only President of the United States who has a star. He got his star for his work as an actor prior to his career in politics. Arnold Schwarzenegger, became the second Californian Governor to get a star after Ronald Reagan, but like Reagan, his star was given as an actor prior to his career in politics. Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley is another politician that has a star, but like the corporate stars, his is on private property.