Talk:List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Pardon for asking, but if there is already a category for this list, why does this page exist? Joygerhardt 22:06, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
I don't think so. I just think it's amazing how many people got onto the Walk of Fame who don't really deserve to be there. Like, there's so many people that most people haven't even heard of, yet there they are...—Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:59, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
- Most of them have been famous in their own days. Should stars of forgotten celebrities be removed? I don't think so, it's an interesting historical information. John Anderson 09:34, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
The "Walk" is for those involved in the entertainment industry including those that have contributed a significant "improvement" to the industry that cannot be measured in terms of the most performances, or recordings made or movies made otherwise in the early days the wives of the Chamber of Commerce members might have to apologize to their Sunday School Trustees for allowing that "vamp" to get a star just because sales were the guarantee presentation of a star. Some one has to maintain self perceived moral standards.A1Houseboy (talk) 00:06, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm in the process of doing a major overhaul of this list.
I'm ready to break it into five sections, one for each type of star awarded.
In each section will be a table, including the name of the honoree, the address of the star, and the date that the star was awarded. Additional columns might include a Yes/No box for multiple award winners, and another for poshumous award. Any suggestions for other information to include?
I have most of this data nearly ready for insertion, (not including the additional columns ideas) but doing so is a very large change, so I wanted to post to the talk page and wait a few days for feedback before making the change.
After I do this, I intend to go through each star's page and post the type and address(es) of their awards on their article page.
- I think Unfocused has good ideas, but I think the list should not be broken up in sections. Everyone should be in strict alphabetical order, as they are now. However, I think everyone should also have a note as to when they where awarded their star(s), what category(ies) it is, and the address of the star. John Anderson 13:27, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
- Another idea: What about a column where the nationality of the honoree is mentioned? Sure, most of them are Americans, but many are also from other countries. For Americans perhaps the home state could be mentioned too? John Anderson 09:27, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
- If we do any changes like the ones I and Unfocused discuss above, I don't see that we have the room nor the need for making more columns on the page. If it should remain a page with just the names, some columns could be a good idea, but I think the list should be developed instead. John Anderson 13:32, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
In a effort to get this moving, and being bold, I have changed the A section of the list, using the list from here (mostly because it is the easiest list I could find to convert the information from). Hopefully by adding the extra information, it will reduce the number of 'false' inclusions in the list (of which there appear to be quite a few). I will keep 'formatting' the rest of the list, so let me know what you think. mattbr30 09:32, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
- Nice! But I would suggest to keep the form Firstname Lastname which is easier to read, rather than Lastname, Firstname which you have changed it to. Don't you think so? I also think the year (or even the date) the star was awarded should be in a separate coloumn, but we can add that later.
- I'll change the abbreviations for the categories to full words, that'll be easier to understand. John Anderson 21:56, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
- I have finished the changes to the list, so let me know if I can improve it. I think we should add when the star was awarded (either the ceremony year or that of approval), but this could be hard to find for everyone. mattbr30 14:08, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
One change I would like to see is the exact dates of the ceremonies, because I'm a celebrity historian and I would love to know when they officially got their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I can help with some, but not all. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DaffyDuck619 (talk • contribs) 11:04, 27 October 2006 (UTC).
- I was going to suggest adding the date the star was received, and I like the nationality suggestion too. Apart from Australians and the English, are there any other nationalities represented? Interesting to see :) Thanks for undertaking the project! Naysie 11:27, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
- IMDB are dating the stars on the bios, so that could be used to populate a column when more of these have been dated (I don't think there are that many at the moment). This information might also be mentioned in the articles, but it would be good if another source could be found. If a format can be agreed, whether it is just the year or the exact date, then we could start (there's quite a few so we best do it right first time round and it's going to take a while!). Regarding the nationality, quite a few have duel nationality so that issue would have to be addressed; we could list country of birth instead? If we can do both at the same time, that would be good. mattbr 11:52, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
I think that even if the exact date of award was found, I don't think it would add anything more than the year alone would. Taking the latest star, a possible format could be:
|Name||Category||Year of Award||Address|
|Vanessa Williams||Recording||2007||7000 Hollywood Blvd.|
Although I think that maybe only non-Americans or those with dual nationality should be 'flagged' as the majority of people are American and I think noting those would detract from those with a flag. If everyone was 'flagged', it should go to the left of the name, if not I think it should be on the right. Any thoughts? mattbr 21:40, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
- I second the above format proposed however I would include flags for everyone before the name so as not to discriminate.22.214.171.124 14:47, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- While the flags seem like a good idea, I got cautioned about using them in biographies earlier today on the basis that they're overused. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Use_of_flags_in_articles). Perhaps a column with nationality (at the time the star was awarded) written out would be easiest to read. Also, I'd like to see the complete date the award was awarded, and a separate column for when the ceremony took place, which could be years later. "Pending" could be used if the ceremony has not yet taken place. Example below (dates made up):
- On the other hand, perhaps nationality is of little value (and can be found in the person's biography). CheMechanical 07:12, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Don't know if this discussion is going anywhere, but the year or date of the award really should be included. Also this should be combined into a single sortable table so each reader can view the list in the order they prefer. Vegaswikian 07:55, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
The situation with nationality usually is enveloped with the idea of what is someone's ethnicity and that just as is a name not consistent or identifiable without an extended period of examination or scientific testing. Some one could be born in a place that is not from where their people have been for any more period of time than between the time of conception and birth and if they are there for just a short period following are no more of that nation than someone being born on an airplane over the Atlantic Ocean. Countries that have long had a colonial or occupied status or history could very well have people that have been there since occupation with plenty of "natives" or even far more of them than can be matched by intruders yet that itself does not make them share the same ethnicity. People from those countries that have as part of their history large amounts of immigration settlement would find it difficult to determine if one's genetics are more important than their patriotism. Also, the places from where we come is not always to where we live and to then identify oneself having been born and raised in one country to then identify themselves that of another country not based on citizenship conversion but living there without a body of work in that country's cinema, theater or television could be regarded with an air of being preposterous.A1Houseboy (talk) 23:37, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I have a feeling that the Jack Smith who is on the list is the singer "Whispering" Jack Smith, not the New York-based underground filmmaker. I'm assuming that the Jack Smith (music) stub is the correct one for "Whispering" Jack Smith. The old link went to a stub for Jack Smith (Actor) which was redundant and contained less information on the underground filmmaker than Jack Smith (Film Director) which is where I am moving most links pertaining to the director of the underground film "Flaming Creatures"—Preceding unsigned comment added by Larrybob (talk) • contribs) 23:07, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
Later note -- I've since discovered there were two Jack Smiths who acted in Hollywood movies and were singers -- the aforementioned "Whispering" Jack Smith whose career peaked in the 1920s/30s and a later "Smilin'" Jack Smith who acted in a film in 1951 with Doris Day. "Smilin'" Jack seems like a likelier candidate for a star.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Larrybob (talk) • contribs) 21:36, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
No response, so lets ask a related question. The Jon Hall artcicle claims he has two stars, for Motion Pictures at 1724 Vine Street, and for television at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard. But the web site has the star at 1724 Vine Street for a "John Hall" in motion pictures. The one at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard is for a Jon Hall, but for television, but the Jon Hall in the article seems to have no TV activity. Any Jon/John Hall experts who can clarify this? Simon12 01:58, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, a look at IMDB says he has both stars, and that he did do some TV work. Looks like the Walk of Fame website has the name spelled wrong for the start at 1724 Vine Street. I'm going to pipe the John Hall to Jon Hall. Simon12 02:08, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
I think this list should make note of recipients of the reward who are fictional characters, as opposed to real people. There are quite a few, from Big Bird to Godzilla. It's an interesting peice of information which wouldn't take much work. I'd do it myself, but I'm not sure how we should go about it. Should we make a seperate list at the bottom of the page, or asterik all apropiate names. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Animedude360 (talk • contribs) 09:20, 16 February 2007 (UTC).
- I don't think that just marking these would be of any benefit, as there is already a list on the main article. This could be included in a 'Notable for..' or 'Comment' column which I think may be useful, as would the star number and award date, but with over 2000 people and information that is difficult to find, this would be a bit of a task! mattbr30 09:58, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Added Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Their prints are now at Grauman's Chinese Theater, the ceremony held July 9th, 2007. Unfortunately, the Walk of Fame site hasn't yet been updated. -FeralDruid 08:52, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
- Hmm, it occurs to me I may have done this incorrectly. Does the Walk of Fame include only stars, or also the prints at Grauman's? R, G & W have prints at Grauman's, but not stars. -FeralDruid 09:24, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
- Reverted my prior edits -- looking at the Walk of Fame site, it doesn't look as though prints at Grauman's are part of the Walk of Fame. -FeralDruid 09:33, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
According to Christina Aguilera's page, Johnny Grant has stated that she will receive a star sometime in 2008. Should we have a section for this and any other intended future stars?--Tim Thomason 00:57, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
I don't think we should have entries based on anything but the official Hollywood Chamber of Commerce web postings. Also, the page is a list of stars on the walk of fame, not people who are going to be there. Run Amok 16:47, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
According to the official list, from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Vince McMahon currently has no star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His wiki page states that he will receive a star in 2008 -- I cannot confirm that. Run Amok (talk) 16:25, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
Here is the proff he has a star on the walk http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/icons/walkoffame_ceremonies.asp#Vince-McMahon —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:39, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
hi there i just cant seem to get it why the only singer doe not have her own star i know she doesnt want to but i trully believe she should be on the walk of fame im mean CHER ofcourse and maybe( its just an idea) i have you start a walk of fame for other famous people like the gay people out there than you could make one for ellen degeneres and martina navratilova they trully are amazing the walk of fame should be for every body .....thanks xxxx —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:42, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
hi there i just cant seem to get it why the only singer doe not have her own star i know she doesnt want to but i trully believe she should be on the walk of fame im mean CHER ofcourse and maybe( its just an idea) i have you start a walk of fame for other famous people like the gay people out there than you could make one for ellen degeneres and martina navratilova they trully are amazing the walk of fame should be for every body .....thanks xxxx —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 10:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
hi there i just cant seem to get it why the only singer does not have her own star i know she doesnt want to but i trully believe she should be on the walk of fame im mean CHER ofcourse and maybe( its just an idea) i have you start a walk of fame for other famous people like the gay people out there than you could make one for ellen degeneres and martina navratilova they trully are amazing the walk of fame should be for every body .....thanks xxxx —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:47, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
multiple Michael Jackson stars
On 25 June 2009, after the death of the King of Pop, fans gather around the star of the other Michael Jackson. Per this news item, I've updated the WP list to reflect the pop star at 6927 Hollywood Blvd., and the radio commentator at 1541 Vine St. — Hiplibrarianship (talk) 01:03, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
A Few Minor Mistakes On The List
I noticed them - but don't edit things on this website:
- Edward Arnold - Motion Picture Actor – Not a Recording Artist [Corrected - Eddie Arnold is the recording star - 9/22/09]
- James Bacon – Motion Picture / TV Actor - Not a Recording Artist [Corrected - 9/22/09]
- Frankie Carle – Star Address of 1751 Hollywood Boulevard Seems Way off the Beaten Path – Cited as 1767 Vine St [1751 address correct per HWoF website]
- Joni James & Sonny James – Noted as 1 Star – Apparently Are Unrelated Non-Collaborators
[Single Star correct per HWoF website]
- Incorrect as per Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (www.hollywoodchamber.net) -- called at (323) 469-8311 on 5/24/2010 and confirmed that the two have separate stars. They have nothing to do with each other personally or professionally. See my comments below. Their website is most accurate. Fixed May 24, 2010. Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 10:40, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
- Louis Jourdan – French Actor Noted as a Recording Artist – Probably Should Be a Film or Theater Notation (Or He Only Has 1 Star & The Other Belongs to Bluesman Louis Jordan) [Two stars correct for singer/actor Louis Jourdan]
- Dave Koz - Gets a New Star in End of September @ 1750 Vine Street [Added 9/22/09]
- Milt and Bill Larsen – Were Magicians (Assumed to Be In Theater / Live Performance) – Not Recording Artists [Unable to confirm type of star, but changed to Live theatre 9/22/09]
- John Carlos Thomas – Unlinked Name. Recording Name Was (Sir) John Charles Thomas
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Listed Twice Under P and T
- Sarah Vaughan - 2 Recording Stars? Correct Location Is 6834 Hollywood Blvd. – The 1724 Vine Street Star Might be Robert Vaughn’s TV Star – Or Someone Else’s [Has single star - address is 1724 Vine per HWoF website - corrected 9/22/09]
- Robert Wagner – Noted With 2 Stars (One for Music) – But Has No Recording Career Noted – Perhaps TV Star + Film Star [appears to be correct as listed, but unable to confirm]
(I don't have a wikipedia account...But thought I'd post those recording artist related question marks / issues that someone may wanna look into when they edit the page to include Dave Koz.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:36, 22 September 2009 (UTC) [corrections/annotations in Run Amok (talk) 16:11, 22 September 2009 (UTC)]
As a defense for some inconsistencies being about where a person's star may be located is that bestowing a star to someone does not entitle them to a particular piece of real estate except anywhere on the walk and when there is renovation of the walk that can mean that if the order of the stars is not made then they may be installed in a location other than where installed at the presentation ceremony or reinstallation following construction. As in situations in which a building is being worked on, the construction company may take the added precaution of removing the sidewalk and thus that portion of the walk for safety reasons as people, supplies and equipment pass over them and potentially result in damage. Short of staking withholding an occupation permit a star can be installed in any place in that area according to the whims of the construction crew and not necessarily noticed an difference unless they space them in a pattern other than what is more used for the remainder. Maybe even sneak in a star or two with the names of the foreman's children. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A1Houseboy (talk • contribs) 23:52, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
==Actors w/o stars on HWOF==
It is bizarre and unforgivable that Peggy Ashcroft, Hermione Baddeley, Warren Beatty, Cher (has star with former husband Sonny Bono, but not in her own right), Hume Cronyn, Gladys Cooper, Ellen Corby, Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Louise Fletcher, Jane Fonda (probably due to politics), John Gielgud, Ruth Gordon, Lee Grant, Sydney Greenstreet, Margaret Hamilton, Lila Kedrova, Elsa Lanchester, Hope Lange, Jessica Lange, Marjorie Main, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Robert Morley, Mildred Natwick, Nancy Olson, Estelle Parsons, Thelma Ritter, Flora Robson, Margaret Rutherford, Simone Signoret and Diane Varsi, among other Academy Award winners and nominees, do not have stars, but the repulsive likes of Eric Braeden, Sean Combs and Ryan Seacrest do. Outrageous. Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 12:16, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Joni James and Sonny James
For some reason, probably an innocent mistake, Sonny and Joni James were listed as sharing the same star. Although they both share the same stage surname (James), they have nothing to do with each other, either personally or professionally. I confirmed by calling the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (www.hollywoodchamber.net) at (323) 469-8311 and confirmed that the two have separate stars and updated the list accordingly. Hopefully the sites that pick up information from Wikipedia and other sources will quickly rectify. Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 10:30, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame official website shows Perry Como with only two stars -- TV and Radio. Some reliable sources credit him with a third star for Recording. I emailed the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and they confirmed that the third star is correct. Run Amok (talk) 17:02, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams
The list has these individuals as one item, but they actually have two separate stars; the stars just happen to be near each other geographically. While each is known mostly for work with the other, their stars are separate and should be split for the article. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:09, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce official website lists a single star for the pair. Unless we can get proof of two stars I suggest leaving this as-is. Run Amok (talk) 19:00, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Dates for Individual Stars
I note that the Hollywood Walk of Fame official website is now providing information on the date that each star was awarded. It would require a lot of work, but I think that the additional information would be of interest in this article. If no one objects, I will start the process by adding the dates to the 'A' section of the listing and see how it goes. Run Amok (talk) 19:05, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
- No objection from here - if by "official website" you mean the Chamber of Commerce site. If you mean HWOF.com, that's not official, and it's riddled with errors. (I think the Chamber finally made them post a disclaimer that they were not only not "official", but had no affiliation with anything remotely official.)
- From a practical standpoint, though, yes - it would be a lot of work. The original 1,550 stars all have the same award date, but the other 900 or so would need to be researched individually. If you think it's worth your time, be our guest, but I'm not sure it is. DoctorJoeE (talk) 19:36, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Hyphened/Double barrelled surnames
Hi, I was wondering if there is any rule regarding where people with hyphened or double barrel surnames are placed, eg 'Julia Louis-Dreyfus' has been listed twice under 'D' and 'L' for sometime; I don't think honorees need to be listed twice. Susan Saint James for example is listed under 'S', but Marco Antonio Solís is listed under 'S' as well. I think it would be a good idea to have a rule on where honorees with such names are placed, as they are currently inconsistent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
- This strikes me as a common-sense issue: The list is alphabetized by last names. Susan Saint James's last name is "Saint James", so it goes under "S." Marco Antonio Solis's last name is "Solis", so it goes under "S" too. It's usually pretty easy to distinguish a middle name from a 2-word last name. Any names where the distinction is not obvious can be handled on a case-by-case basis. DoctorJoeE (talk) 21:09, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Robert Downey Jr.
Contrary to press reports, Robert Downey Jr. does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The press reports from late 2009 inproperly identified the placement of his had/footprints at the Chinese Theatre as a 'Star' -- these are two different honors. Run Amok (talk) 23:21, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Do we want / need an image?
A recent edit has removed the image one of the actual 'stars' on teh walk of fame as 'irrelevant'. I find theg inclusion of the image to be both relevant and interesting. Is there a consensus opinion on this? Run Amok (talk) 19:59, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
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Per this BBC source, Danny DeVito has received a star. Per this HWoF website, it's the "2,445th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television", located at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard. Requesting the page be updated accordingly. Thanks --188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:21, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Does Janet Jackson actually have her own star at 1500 Vine, or is this just "The Jacksons" star at that location? Can someone verify that she has a specific star personally, or alternatively remove the listing, since none of the other Jacksons are listed individually (except Michael, who does have a separate star in his name)? 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:06, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
- Per the official HWOF website, Janet Jackson was inducted to the Walk of Fame with her own star on on April 20, 1990. Run Amok (talk) 20:55, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Jamie Lowe hoax
For a long time, there was a listing of a star at 6778 Hollywood Blvd. for one Jamie Lowe, a redlink. There was absolutely no info on who this Lowe was/is, so I contacted Ana Martinez and Marlene Panoyan at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website on September 1 asking who this guy/gal is/was. The next day Ms. Martinez responded, claiming there were only two Lowes on the HWOF, and denied there was any Jamie Lowe star. I pointed out that there had been sites (including  and ), which listed the star (just as it was listed here on Wikipedia until today), although those sites had recently disappeared. I checked the address (6778 Hollywood Blvd.) and there is no indication there was any star there, so I have rv Jamie Lowe as an apparent hoax. Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 14:31, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
How many of these things are there?
You are missing Mariah Carey
She has a star, although "unveiled".
- This is a list of Stars actually on the Walk of Fame. Mariah Carey was selected for a star in 2006, but the Star has never been installed or unveiled. This is an excellent example of why we ask that new additions to this list wait for the actual ceremony. Run Amok (talk) 01:25, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
- There was no "first" name. The Walk of Fame was created in the early 1960s with an initial installation of scores of names. Subsequently names have been added, usually one at a time. Monkeyzpop (talk) 01:58, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Why not separate this list by category, and then by name? And I think groups/bands should be separated from individuals because it's a jumbled mess as it is now, with the list sorted by last name and band name.--Krystaleen 10:05, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
I agree, sorting alphabetically is really hard to navigate if you're looking just to see who was nominated. I think sorting by year would be more appropriate because I figure someone would see if a star has a star by going to that star's wikipedia page rather than searching through here. Also I think there should be a section for people who turned it down such as Mariah Carey and Madonna, and a section for current nominees with no star unveiled yet. Trenton Davis (talk) 05:52, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
- Lists such as 'people who turned it down' are best handled on the main HWoF page rather than this page, which is a simple browsing list of the stars. Run Amok (talk) 17:35, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
It is always possible to have the charts converted to sortable but the situation with that is it sorts on the first character rather than the skipping over to the last name. This would be an overall activity for some then to go through the talk page suggestions and clear up things as well. Sorting just by year is rather immaterial as for those that may seek out a person with whom they are unfamiliar are just as anyone looking for that hay stake with a needle.A1Houseboy (talk) 08:15, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Who started adding "1/2" to the stars locations: Desi Arnaz, George Arliss and Fred Allen?? Is this vandalism?? Quis separabit? 21:46, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
- Fixed but vandal alert!! Quis separabit? 21:57, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Should there be a section for scheduled stars? I feel this is information that at least deserves to be placed somewhere, especially since 26 were just revealed to be placed in 2014 a few days ago. Beerest355 Talk 18:33, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Grauman Theater Cement Imprints
I have heard, for those that are unfamiliar, not everyone who has made an imprint at the theater have their work inducted forever. There are occasions when the event is only for publicity and is removed later. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A1Houseboy (talk • contribs) 08:02, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Trying to re-organize the "C" section of this Hollywood Walk of Fame article.
I'm trying to re-organize the "C" section of this page about the list of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I want the section to be like the "A" "B" "E" and other sections that have 2 spilt sections on the same level to make it easier for other people to read the article. Can anyone please help me do this? Mr. Brain (talk) 04:08, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
- Done.--Krystaleen 04:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
WHEN WERE THEY ADDED
Error. Betty Compton
If anyone knows how to fix uneven columns, H, L & M can be tweaked. I don't know how. Thanks. Quis separabit? 03:34, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
- Oops. My bad. Sorry. Quis separabit? 18:20, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Stars Ever Removed?
Were any stars removed? OJ Simpson? Robert Blake? Phil Spector? None of them ever had a star on the Walk of Fame? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
- No. You may read somewhere on the official site (the "Frequently Asked Questions" or History page?) that they never remove stars, for any reason, except temporarily for construction work on the sidewalk. Can't find the text on the site anymore, so maybe they are re-thinking that policy. The 3 names mentioned—in case anyone's still wondering a year later—never had stars. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 23:56, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Fan made stars
Would fan-made stars count for the purposes of this list? I know that Carrie Fisher never had one but in the wake of her death fans created one from a blank star. Would this count or not? -A lad insane (Channel 2) 21:29, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
- This may sound callous, but no, otherwise nearly every famous entertainer without a star would end up on this list after they die—there are 100's of blank stars on the walk. You, or a fan club, could nominate anyone famous enough for consideration posthumously, after a 5 year waiting period and $40,000 (currently) are raised for the installation and maintenance of a real star. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 00:02, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Potentially mis-categorized names
The following names are potentially mis-categorized (besides the 16 other names just fixed, which were all obviously wrong according to the usual sources - the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce site ("official" site) and the LA Times Star Walk site): Name : Current cat → Proper cat (?)
- Eddy Arnold (not Edward) : Radio → Recording ("officially" Radio, but the LA Times states Music/Recording with a matching photo, which may be due to an initial placement mistake or a subsequent repair mistake)
- Billy Barty : TV → Motion pictures (the official site & a document link found there both state 'motion pictures' and the enlarged photo shows what appears to be a film camera, but the LA Times photo has a TV set which, however, may be due to a subsequent repair mistake)
- Monty Woolley : TV → Motion pictures (the official site states 'motion pictures', but the LA Times photo has a TV set, which the current Wiki article claims is the mistake; Woolley had about 30 film credits but only 2 TV credits, apparently 1 episode in each of 2 programs, so most likely a motion pictures star)
- Changing the three above as no objections have been raised. Of course, feel free to change back if any are definitely wrong. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 23:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Should the list be combined into a single sortable table?
The question was asked over 9 years ago by another editor, but ignored (see Proposed changes section). Converting to a single sortable table seems like a reasonable request. Still wondering why a 2 column, separate tables format with letter links was chosen when searching by name is as easy as Ctrl-F (find within a page). Maybe sorting by all surnames, categories and addresses is not important to most people. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 01:43, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, that would be a very good idea. It used to be a problem loading large articles like this to edit so sections makes it easier, but not anymore and a single sortable list is a no-brainer. Reywas92Talk 10:32, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
- He doesn't have one, according to the HWoF site and LA Times. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 23:24, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Where's the "A" section for the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- Just reverted it to version of June 15, before vandalism. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 23:20, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Donald Trumps star
Does she really have 2 stars - in the same category? Doesn't seem logical; she didn't reinvent herself & go in a completely different musical direction to justify 2 stars in the same category. Seems like it's just a mistake on the walkoffame website, and on the LA Times website which shows identical photos, down to the marks on the star & sidewalk. Maybe they placed two stars by mistake, or there's a more obscure Sarah Vaughan recording artist, or an actress with that name who got the wrong icon placed on their star? Anyway, she was 36 in 1960 (substantially younger than the average age of star recipients, but a popular artist in the 1950s; 1960 was the initial year of star placement) & she went on to much wider international success later, in the 1970s and 80s, with Grammy awards, etc. Nearly all other sources only mention the 1985 star and say "a star" not two stars, or "second star" which would seem to be very noteworthy if true: newarksymphonyhall.org, crossroadstheatrecompany.org, famoussingers.org, biography.com, imdb.com... Does anyone who lives in LA have some time to check the stars at those addresses? Or maybe the woman who currently organizes the HWoF events would answer an email. Would be interesting to know. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 22:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
- Hi New World Man: Please let me/us know what you think about the above. Thanks, Brian W. Schaller (talk) 04:44, 3 December 2018 (UTC) (p.s. - I don't live anywhere near LA & have not tried emailing yet)
- OK, I sent a message to the Chamber of Commerce just now, identifying myself as a Wikipedia editor and asking whether Sarah Vaughan has two Recording stars or only one, and if only one, which address is correct. Will post reply here, if any. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 01:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)