Friday, November 29, 2013

They Are Family Hollywood Walk of Fame Scavenger Hunt

Celebrity family members who have
Hollywood Walk of Fame stars
next to or near one another

Mary Martin
Autographed/Hand Signed 8x10 Photo
Mary Martin was born December 1, 1913 in Weatherford, Texas. She would have been 100 in 2013. She was only 76 when she died in 1990.

 Martin was best known for her films and for her stage work such as Peter Pan, South Pacific.  

Playing Maria in The Sound of Music on Broadway won her a Tony Award.

She was also the mother of actor Larry Hagman, from I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas.

Have you ever visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles? Mary Martin has two stars (for Music and Radio).

Larry Hagman has a star. Hagman's star is right next to one of Mary Martin's stars, each located at 1560 Vine Street.

Fred MacMurray Mary Martin New York Town
Original 8x10" Photo

Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star,
And everybody's in movies, it doesn't matter who you are.
There are stars in every city,
In every house and on every street,
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete....

-- short excerpts throughout from Celluloid Heroes, The Kinks

Parents and their Kids,
Walk of Fame Stars near one another

This got me wondering about other family members who may have stars next to or near one another. Ready for a Hollywood Star scavenger hunt? I could use some help with this one because I've only found out about a handful and have had help so hoping all the information is accurate. I believe that stars are occasionally moved, such as when John Lennon's star was moved so that all four Beatles' stars could be close together by the Capitol Records Building. So the info here is as accurate as possible.

The stars of Carl Reiner and his son, Rob Reiner can be found at 6421 Hollywood Blvd. Lloyd Bridges' star sits in between those of his sons, Beau and Jeff Bridges at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. Lloyd and Jeff got their stars in 1994, while Beau received his in 2003.

Tex Ritter is next to his son John at 6631 Hollywood Blvd. Just as Allan Jones 6100 Hollywood Blvd is beside his son, Jack Jones 6104 Hollywood Blvd.

Laura Dern's star is close to those of her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. They are separated by one star above (James Coburn) and one below (Peggie Castle) all at 6270 Hollywood Blvd.

Bruce Dern won the Best Actor award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for his role in Alexander Payne's Nebraska. Laura Dern attended AFI Festival gala screening of the film at the iconic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Antonio Aguilar has a star at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. right next to that of his son, Pepe Aguilar.

Jayne Mansfield Photo above* 8X10

Jayne Mansfield collectible photos

Jayne Mansfield and her daughter, Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order SVU) are next to each other at  6328 Hollywood Boulevard. Ms. Hargitay's Star Ceremony held in the fall of 2013.

The stars of singers Vicente Fernandez and his son, Alejandro  Fernandez are one star apart, at 6160 Hollywood Blvd. 

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognize, some that you've hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.....

Siblings' Stars near each other Walk of Fame

How about famous siblings? There are lists already that mention siblings like the Jacksons, Osmond Family, Lennon Sisters, Smothers Brothers and the Oleson Twins who share a single star.

Harpo Marx from The Marx Brothers Go West
Vintage Original 8X10 Studio Still Photo

Groucho Marx has two stars but there doesn't appear to be a star for the Marx Brothers or any of his brothers individually. 

Janet Jackson's star has the same street address as the star for her brother's group, The Jacksons, 1500 Vine Street, but they're actually several stars apart. Walking distance definitely. Michael Jackson's individual star is located at 6927 Hollywood Blvd.

But the stars of sisters Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle are separated only by Carl Smith. Rick (1515 Vine St.) and David Nelson (1505 Vine Street) are also one star apart. Jack Benny is between them! 

Some things seemed funny. Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly beside each other. Penny Marshall is closer to Cindy Williams than to her brother, Garry Marshall. Fans will like to see Laverne and Shirley.

Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star
And everybody's in show biz, it doesn't matter who you are.
And those who are successful,
Be always on your guard,
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard.

Couples, Married Celebs stars near each other
On the Walk of Fame

There are more stars of couples, including married couples, than I would've thought near one another. Some married couples, such as Sonny & Cher, Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Stiller and Meara share a star. Mickey Rooney shares one of his stars with wife, Jan. 

George Burns and Gracie Allen
Autographed/Hand Signed 8x10 Photo

For some reason Gracie Allen has just one star, for television. Her star and that of her husband, George Burns' star for Live Performance, have the address 6672 Hollywood Blvd.

Bob Hope's Live Performance star is next to that of his wife, Dolores Hope at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Gloria and Emilio Estefan's stars are next to one another at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed PSA/DNA Certified


Dale Evans' star for TV (1737 Vine Street) is near Roy Rogers' star for radio, 1733 Vine Street.

You can find the stars of Allen Ludden 6743 Hollywood Blvd. and Betty White  6747 Hollywood Blvd. next to each other.

Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor collectible photos

In 2013 Richard Burton received a star on the Walk of Fame. His star resides beside that of former wife, Elizabeth Taylor. You can find them at 6336 Hollywood Blvd. 

Maybe you saw one of the Burton and Taylor biopics that aired around this time. In October 2013, the BBC aired Burton and Taylor, starring Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire) and Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech). Lifetime TV in the US presented their own version in late 2012 Liz & Dick with Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler. 

Betty White #148
1991 Starline Card
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Proximity of Stars: Some Walk of Fame landmarks may have the same address but can be actually 30 or more stars apart. Some may have different addresses and be side by side. So their proximity may be next to each other or it may be negligible. 

Consider Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen whose stars have the address 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Unless the information I received is incorrect, the two stars aren't very close to each other.

The first stars on The Walk of Fame:
Joanne Woodward is one of a handful of celebrities who were the first to get stars on the Walk of Fame back in 1958. Her star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. However, Paul Newman's star is 7060 Hollywood Blvd. 

"On August 15, 1958, the Chamber and City unveiled eight stars on Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Avenue to create excitement and to demonstrate what the Walk would look like. 

"The eight honorees included: Olive Borden, Ronald Colman, Louise Fazenda, Preston Foster, Burt Lancaster, Edward Sedgwick, Ernest Torrence, and Joanne Woodward."
-- excerpt from Walk of Fame site

By the way.....

The Walk of Fame star for Matt Groening 7021 Hollywood Blvd is approximately 8 stars from the star awarded to The Simpsons! The stars of Walt Disney and Charles M Schulz are among those in between.

December 5th, the designers on Project Runway All Stars will be faced with a challenge of designing a dress for Marge Simpson. Taking her personality, uh ... proportions and hair color into consideration I'm sure will be part of the challenge.

In January 2012, the designers on Project Runway were asked to create an outfit for fashion icon, Miss Piggy.

Jim Henson collectible photos, more

Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and The Muppets all have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Edgar Bergen, Shari Lewis, Paul Winchell, Fred Rogers and Fran Allison are other puppeteers or ventriloquists who have stars.

Do you remember Labyrinth, the 1986 David Bowie film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas? Look for some cool photos and clippings from that film and other Henson collaborations.

The lyrics in the song Magic Dance make reference to the 1947 movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple
"Hey, You remind me of the Man / Babe, What Man / Babe, The Man / Babe with the Power....".

Looking for Cary Grant's star? You'll find that two stars separate him 1610 Vine Street and Clark Gable, 1608 Vine Street. Must be a very popular little area. When did Grant and Gable receive their stars on the walk of fame? February 8, 1960. That is a very, very popular date. Many of our favorite old actors and actresses received the honor on that date.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

Related Pages of Interest: 

Animals with Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Part One

Animated, Cartoon Characters on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Part One

Blue Wigs for Events, Costumes, etc

Homer Simpson, Trivia, Costume Ideas: TV Dads Series

The Walk of Fame is a state-registered landmark. Ana Martinez, who produces the Walk of Fame ceremonies for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a great source of information. You can contact her via the Walk of Fame web site and she sends out regular tweets. Their site also explains the process of nominating someone to receive a star. 

Sadly John Lennon’s star was defaced by vandals just days before his birthday in 2013. 

Frank Sinatra died May 14, 1998
Fans placed memorials on his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

“I want people to know they can go to jail for this," Martinez said. "People can put out flowers or candles if they want to pay tribute. Graffiti is so aggravating." said Ms. Martinez ‏@wofstargirl (From a New York Daily News article)

One other interesting piece of info she passed on recently: Just because a celeb was selected for 2013, doesn't mean they have to do it that year. Recipients have 5 years to book ceremony.

Where is the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 
"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a series of stars on a public sidewalk which stretches on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. It is in the heart of Hollywood. 

"There is no dedicated address. The office of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the Hollywood Walk of Fame can be used as the only reference address for the famous Boulevard. 7018 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028."

-- excerpt from the Walk of Fame site

*Could not confirm that the little girl in the photo with Jayne Mansfield was in fact her daughter, Mariska Hargitay.

-- Information is as accurate as possible. Please send your photos, experiences.

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