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Doohan To Receive Star on Walk of Fame

By Michelle
June 17, 2004 - 11:09 PM

James Doohan (Scotty) will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year, along with 31 other entertainment industry celebrities.

Variety reported that Doohan will be honored along with 31 other inductees including actors Ben Stiller, Kevin Kline, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore, musicians Billy Joel and Rod Stewart, and cartoon Donald Duck. The dedication ceremonies will take place from August 28-30th, 2004.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Committee made the announcement that the board had ratified the 2005 selections, culled from hundreds of nominations to be honoured in the pavement near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Doohan will become the sixth actor from the original Star Trek to receive a star; only Walter Koenig (Chekov) has not yet been chosen for one, though the signatures of all the original series regulars grace a cement slab in front of the nearby Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

"The ceremonies for these artists will bring a lot of smiles and excitement to the local residents and to our visitors from around the world," said honorary Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant. Posthumous awards will be given to Stella Adler, Redd Foxx, Freddie Prinze and David O. Selznik.

ScottysStar.com, to which many fans have contributed, has campaigned and raised money for a star for Doohan. The original news item is at Variety.

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