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Doohan's Son Seeks To Immortalize Father With Star

By Kristine
November 30, 2003 - 12:29 AM

Chris Doohan, the son of actor James Doohan (Montgomery "Scotty" Scott) is seeking to raise money for a star for his father on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to Cinescape, the younger Doohan has set up a website at www.scottysstar.com to collect donations from fans of his father. A Hollywood Walk of Fame Star costs $15,000 from the person receiving the Star. "Many years ago my father said that he thought it was very unusual that they make the honoree pay $15,000 for the honor of receiving a Star on the Walk of Fame," Chris Doohan said, going on to add, "In the past, many celebrities received their Stars through donations from fans, family or movie studios."

Chris Doohan says on the site that any donations will be accepted and appreciated, and that the first thirty people who make donations of five hundred dollars or more will be invited to the ceremony to witness James Doohan receive his Star.

Doohan, who turned 83 in March, is the oldest surviving cast member of the original series. Though his health of late has not been good, Doohan appeared at the Creation Las Vegas convention, where he spoke about his accent in the original series, his war service, and his experience in acting classes (story). For more information on "Scotty's Star," visit Cinescape or www.scottysstar.com.

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