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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a connected sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, which is embedded with over 2000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
The Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California
Created in 1958, the Walk of Fame has become a tribute to artists working within the entertainment industry, both in front and behind the cameras. Honorees receive a star based on career and lifetime achievements in motion pictures, radio, television, live theater, and/or music, as well as their charitable and civic contributions.
Each star consists of a terrazzo comprising a pink five-pointed star rimmed with bronze and inlaid into a charcoal square. Inside the pink star is the name of the honoree engraved in bronze, below which is a round bronze emblem indicating the category for which the honoree received the star. The emblems are:
- a motion picture camera, for contribution to the film industry
- a television set, for contribution to the broadcast television industry
- a phonograph record, for contribution to the recording industry
- a radio microphone, for contribution to the broadcast radio industry
- twin comedy/tragedy masks, for contribution to live theater
Many honorees have received multiple stars for contributions to separate categories. The only honoree to receive stars in all five categories was Gene Autry. The spectrum of celebrities who have received stars ranges from the most well-known movie stars to local radio dee-jays. Stars have also been awarded to animated characters (such as Mickey Mouse), costumed characters (such as Big Bird), and to two dogs, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.
Partial list of celebrities with stars on the walk of fame