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Doohan Receives Star on Walk of Fame

By Michelle
September 1, 2004 - 8:15 PM

A weekend of festivities in tribute to James Doohan came to a climax yesterday when "Scotty" received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

StarTrek.com offered extensive coverage of the ceremony, when his star was unveiled as a smiling Doohan, surrounded by family as well as Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), Walter Koenig (Chekov), George Takei (Sulu), Grace Lee Whitney (Rand) and others looked on.

Doohan's wife Wende, daughter Sarah and agent Steven Stevens Sr. assisted the ailing actor at the ceremony in front of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, from which Doohan was escorted by two costumed Klingons. Honorary Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant paid tribute to Doohan, stating that "his versatility and talent as a dialectician helped him earn parts in more than 100 motion pictures and TV series."

"We thank you for your luminous talents, we thank you for the gift that you've given us of that unforgettable character, that ingenious and beloved engineer who was able to fix anything. And we thank you, Jimmy, for being who you are, for your wonderful, all-embracing friendship," said Takei in his speech.

The Associated Press also covered the story (via Yahoo!), noting that the ceremony was expected to be the last public appearance of 84-year-old Doohan.

Additional excerpts from the AP article are available at CNN. TrekWeb has a wrap-up article of the weekend's events in celebration of Doohan.

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