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Take a Walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Arguably the most famous sidewalk in the world, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is where you’ll find the celebrities you love – under your feet, that is. Wander down this well-known street and discover your favorite stars.

Things to Do in Hollywood: Find Your Favorite Star

Learn the history of this famous sidewalk, then discover whose star you can expect to find when you visit.

The History of the Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame was the brainchild of E.M. Stuart, who was the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer president in 1953. The idea was intended to reinforce the glitter and glamor that surrounded the stars of the entertainment industry – the famous actors, actresses, recording artists, radio personalities, and musicians.

In 1958, after lots of controversy surrounding the selection process, the eight stars that started it all were revealed on Hollywood Boulevard. Some names are still well-known today, and some aren’t as recognizable. They included:

  • Olive Borden
  • Ronald Colman
  • Louise Fazenda
  • Preston Foster
  • Burt Lancaster
  • Edward Sedgwick
  • Ernest Torrence
  • Joanne Woodward

Today, big names from the film, television, recording, and live theatre industries are all honored on the Walk of Fame, which now has over 2,000 stars.

Famous Stars You’ll See

From old movie stars to recording artists, to the hottest modern actors and actresses lighting up today’s silver screen, you’ll find them all on the Walk of Fame. Here are just a few you can see:

  • Chris Pratt
  • Adam Levine
  • Amy Adams
  • Viola Davis
  • Matt Damon
  • Kevin Hart
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Judy Garland

For fun things to do in Hollywood, make sure to visit the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame when staying with us here at the Marriott Burbank Hotel.