Palm Springs Walk of Stars

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Stars on the Walk of Stars at the Village Green Heritage Center

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars are portions of Palm Canyon Drive, Tahquitz Canyon Way, La Plaza Court and Museum Drive in downtown Palm Springs, California, where "Golden Palm Stars" are embedded in the sidewalk pavement. Established in 1992 by Gerhard Frenzel and Barbara Foster-Henderson, it is similar to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first five Golden Palm Stars were dedicated to Earle C. Strebe, William Powell, Ruby Keeler, Charles Farrell, and Ralph Bellamy on February 26, 1992, in a ceremony that included Walk of Fame chairman Johnny Grant.[1]:13 The Golden Palm Stars render homage to Presidents of the United States, show business personalities, literary figures (authors, playwrights, screen writers), pioneers and civic leaders (early settlers, tribal leaders, civic personalities), humanitarians, and Medal of Honor recipients who have lived in the greater Palm Springs area.[2][3][4]

Honorees[edit]

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

Five Medal of Honor recipients from the Coachella Valley were honored during the 1999 Veterans Day holiday.[5]

Former Presidents[edit]

These former Presidents of the United States lived in the Palm Springs area after their retirement.

Show business[edit]

Palm Springs has been famous as a winter resort and second home community for personalities in show business. These honorees include actors, performers, directors and cinematographers of stage, radio, film, and television.

Pioneers and civic leaders[edit]

Early pioneers and other contributors to the community are also honored.

  • Mike Allen – "Official" Palms Springs Santa[31]
  • William F. "Bill" Austin – founder of Starkey Laboratories and philanthropist[3]:4
  • Jeannette Banoczi – founder of The Coachella Valley Symphony[32]
  • Karyn Barnes – community leader[3]:8
  • John Bianchi – manufacturer of leather goods, National Guard Major General[33]
  • Sam Bianco and Mark Liddy – businessmen[34]
  • Annette Bloch – philanthropist and author[35]
  • Eddie Cinque – philanthropist and businessman[36]
  • William F. Cody, F.A.I.A. – architect[37]
  • Harry L. Coffman, M.D. – pioneer physician[4]:63[38]
  • Nellie Coffman – community pioneer[4]:45[38]
  • Velma Wayne Dawson – puppet maker and puppeteer, donor to the College of the Desert
  • Maria and Florencio Delgado – restaurateurs[39]
  • Sir Alfred J. DiMora – luxury car manufacturer
  • Les Dames du Soleil – charity fundraising drag queens[40]
  • Borko B. Djordjevic, M.D. – physician and humanitarian[41]
  • Patty Delgado Elliott – businesswoman and community leader[42]
  • Sim Farar – businessman, radio and television producer[3]:37
  • William "Bill" Foster – mayor of Palm Springs[4]:85
  • Jack Freeman – early restaurateur and host[4]:129
  • Gerhard Frenzel – theater producer and community leader[3]:11, 43[nb 14]
  • Marshall M. and Judith Gelfand – philanthropists[43]
  • Renée Glickman – patron of opera[44]
  • Myra Goldwater – Realtor[45]
  • Leon "L.G." Greenberg – restaurateur[3]:47
  • Gloria Greene – activist and community leader[21]:178–80
  • Melvin Haber – author and host
  • Betsy Duncan Hammes – humanitarian and philanthropist, singer and actress[4]:95[46]
  • Sherman Harris – restaurateur and community leader[4]:175
  • Ethel Hartun – real estate executive and restaurateur[3]:58
  • Col. Thomas M. Henry – World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran[47]
  • Chuck and Gayle Hodges – patrons of opera[48]
  • Deyna Lee Hodges – community leader[3]:59
  • Earl and Miriam Hoover – philanthropists[49][nb 15]
  • Jackie Lee Houston – broadcaster and philanthropist[50]
  • Bob Hoven – publisher of Megascene (alternative newsletter), community activist, and sometime drag queen[51]
  • Joseph Hurwitz – rabbi and community leader[3]:63
  • Milton W. Jones – publisher of Palm Springs Life[3]:67[52]
  • Josh and Joan Joseph – real estate developers and community leaders[3]:68
  • Lili Joseph – community leader and patron of the opera[3]:68
  • Raymond "Ray" Kaiser – community leader[3]:69
  • Hugh M. KapturMid-Century modern architect[53]
  • Barbara Keller – community volunteer and fundraiser[54]
  • Elizabeth Coffman Kiely – community volunteer[4]:139[38]
  • S. Duke Kosslyn – civic leader[4]:176
  • Toni Holt Kramer – humanitarian, publisher, producer[4]:59[55]
  • Ruth Licata – community pioneer and leader[3]:79
  • Arthur Lyons – author, city councilman, restauranteer, and sponsor (with the Palm Springs Cultural Center) of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.[56]
  • Fred and Maziebelle Markham – developers of the Smoke Tree Ranch resort[57]
  • Harold Matzner – philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur[3]:88
  • Michael McCarthy – Merrill Lynch executive, AMEX and NYSE governor, community leader[3]:89
  • Pearl McCallum McManus – pioneer and community developer[58]
  • Bob Merlis – publicist for Warner Music, member Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee, Blues Foundation board member[59]
  • Dorothy and Harold Meyerman – supporters of the Palm Springs Art Museum[60]
  • Richard Milanovich – Chairman of the Agua Caliente Band[4]:164
  • John Miller – businessman and civic leader[4]:131
  • Raymond Moore – tennis player and ATP Tour developer[3]:98
  • Chester and Patricia Moorten – established the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium[6]:224
  • Jim MurrayLos Angeles Times sportswriter, established the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation[61]
  • Arthur and Patty Newman – community leaders[62][nb 16]
  • Ron Oden – mayor of Palm Springs
  • Betty Lou Oppenheim – restaurant owner and community leader[63][nb 17]
  • Charlie Pasarell – tennis player and director of the BNP Paribas Open
  • Flora Agnes Patencio – Cahuilla Indian elder[4]:79
  • Ray Leonard Patencio – Cahuilla Indian leader[64]
  • Zachary Pitts – real estate developer and civic leader[4]:181
  • Jeanne Reller-Brownstein, R.N. – humanitarian and civic leader[65]
  • Jennette Rockefeller – socialite and former First Lady of Arkansas[9][66]
  • Refugio "Cuco" Salazar – 1920s community pioneer[3]:117
  • Harvey and Lori Sarner – historian, author, lawyer, doctor (Harvey) and humanitarian and philanthropist (Lori)[3]:117
  • Karen Sausman – President Emeritus of The Living Desert, a Friend of the Sahara Conservation Fund[67]
  • Jessica Simmons – fashion designer and promoter and civil leader[4]:182
  • Peter Siva – Cahuilla Tribal Chairman[4]:88
  • Frederick Sleight – anthropologist[68] and Executive Director, Palm Springs Art Museum[69]
  • Art Smith – retired Firestone Tire executive and equestrian and hiking trail builder[4]:160
  • Mark V. Sofonio, M.D. – physician and humanitarian[70]
  • Mary Sorrentino – restaurateur and hostess[3]:129
  • Marjorie F. Stephens – community pioneer[3]:131
  • Earle C. Strebe – businessman[4]:1
  • Judith Sumich – City Clerk and community leader[3]:132
  • Bobby Thomas – golf cart purveyor and golfing mentor[71]
  • Gwendolyn Weiner – art collector and patron to the Palm Springs Art Museum[72]
  • Dan Westfall – caretaker of Cheeta[73] and organizer of the C.H.E.E.T.A.[74] animal sanctuary
  • John W. Williams – real estate developer and community leader[3]:138

Literary[edit]

These honorees include authors, playwrights, screenwriters, singers, composers and musicians.

  • George Alladrice – pianist, singer, and society editor[3]:2
  • Bill Alexander – musician, real estate builder-developer[3]:1
  • Dane Andrew – Hollywood cameraman[75]
  • Dene Hofheinz Anton – country and western songwriter[4]:114[76]
  • Ted Bacino – theater director and producer[1]:25
  • Glen and Opal Barnett – pioneer radio broadcasters[3]:8
  • Chris Baugh – director, writer, and filming location manager[3]:10
  • Douglas G. Brown – author, journalist and editor[4]:140
  • Gerry Bucci – Emmy Award winning technical director[77]
  • Pattie Daly Caruso – radio and television hostess and entertainment reporter[1]:45
  • James Casey – philanthropist[78]
  • Michael Childers – photographer[6]:263
  • Carol Connors – singer, wrote lyrics to Rocky theme song "Gonna Fly Now"
  • Mike Costley – singer[3]:22
  • Hendrick "Rik" de Boer – opera singer and businessman[3]:27
  • Rudy de la More – classical pianist and entertainer[79]
  • Lou De Grado – entertainer[3]:26[nb 18]
  • Craig Eaton – musician and song writer[3]:34
  • William Edelen – author and lecturer[3]:35
  • Gale Enger – organist and choirmaster[3]:35
  • Joey English – singer, writer, talk show hostess, actress[1]:71
  • Sonny Evaro and Family – vocalists, musicians and charity fundraisers[80]
  • Andrew J. Fenady – television and movie writer and producer[4]:102
  • Andy Fraga – jazz musician and composer[3]:41
  • Albert Frey – architect[6]:124, 144
  • Dale Garber and Terry Thomas – singers and entertainers[3]:43[nb 19]
  • Ruth Gibson – singer, songwriter, musician, and talent agent[1]:83
  • R. C. Gorman – the "Picasso" of Native American art
  • Gloria Greer – journalist and community leader[1]:91
  • Harry Grey – creator of "'Noodles' Aaronson"
  • Ted Grouya – musical composer[6]:190
  • Lalo Guerrero – guitarist, song writer and labor activist
  • Earle Hagen – composer
  • Dan “JR - PR” and Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann – artists and authors[81]
  • Moya and Joe Henderson – author (Moya)[16]
  • Ted Herman – jazz and big band orchestra leader[82]
  • Judi Hollis – author, nutritionist and Huffington Post blogger[83]
  • Janie Hughes – talent coordinator[84]
  • Kristella Marie Hughes – vocalist with Phantajia[85]
  • Rich Horner and Lynne Stuart – Broadway producers and community leaders[3]:61
  • Norman Dean Jolly – screenwriter[3]:65
  • A. Quincy Jones – architect
  • Allan Keller – operatic tenor and philanthropist[3]:70[86]
  • Shari Kelley – party planner for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic[87]
  • Howard "Tex" Kidwell – guitarist and Country and Western singer, local entertainer[3]:71[4]:37
  • Roberta King – musician and singer[3]:72
  • Murray Korda – violin virtuoso and orchestra leader[4]:177[6]:217[88]
  • William Krisel – architect[6]:245
  • Anndee Laskoe – television news reporter and anchor[3]:77
  • Frederick Loewe – musical composer[89]
  • Josephine Lombardo – opera soprano[3]:82
  • Bill Marx – musician[1]:135[nb 20]
  • Mike Meenan – radio broadcaster and newsman[3]:90
  • Bobby Milano – singer, actor, and record producer[90]
  • Paul Mitchell – radio broadcaster and personality[3]:94
  • George Momb – musician[3]:95
  • William Montapert – author[3]:96
  • Grace and Phil Moody – singer (Grace) and pianist and composer (Phil), local entertainers[1]:151
  • Andrew Neiderman – novelist[6]:264
  • Robert "The Red Baron" Osterberg – radio station KCHV (now KCLB-FM) host[91]
  • Pamela Price – author[92]
  • Melinda Read – radio, television, and stage personality[93]
  • Alexandra Sheldon – singer, dancer, actress and community leader[4]:99[nb 21]
  • Sidney Sheldon – author[6]:55, 86[nb 22]
  • Joy Short – talk show hostess and news reporter[3]:122
  • Charles Shows – cartoonist and later Academy Award winning Disney writer, director, and producer[4]:117
  • Julius Shulman – photographer
  • Frank Sinatra, Jr. – singer, songwriter and conductor
  • Sandra Spivack – Joffrey Ballet ballerina, dance instructor, McCallum Theatre artistic director and choreographer[4]:146
  • Billy Steinberg – songwriter
  • Ed Thrasher – photographer and art director[94]
  • Donald Wexler – architect[9]
  • E. Stewart Williams – architect[9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spouse of Tom Bosley
  2. ^ Spouse Sidney Sheldon has a star
  3. ^ With spouse, vocalist Lauri Bono
  4. ^ With spouse Lezlie Anders
  5. ^ With life partner David Peet
  6. ^ Yolande Donlan and Val Guest were spouses
  7. ^ Mitchell is the author of one of the references. His listing in the reference was written by his wife, Marilyn Mitchell.
  8. ^ Monroe's Star was rededicated on June 1, 2012.
  9. ^ Talk show host for The Doctors
  10. ^ Alexandra Sheldon is the spouse of writer Sidney Sheldon who died in 2007.
  11. ^ Was once married to Louis Prima
  12. ^ Jerry Thorpe is the son of Richard Thorpe. They share the Star.
  13. ^ In 2004 controversy arose between Gerhard Frenzel, the founder of the Walk of Stars, and the City of Palm Springs over the placement of Venturi's Star. See: "Palm Springs Walk of Stars Under Dispute." AP Online. Press Association, Inc. 2004. Retrieved January 13, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  14. ^ Along with entrepreneur Barbara Foster-Henderson, Frenzel was a founder of the Walk of Stars. He is the author of one of the references. His star was sponsored by Mayor Ron Oden and the Palm Springs City Council.
  15. ^ Earl was an executive with The Hoover Company and Miriam was a major contributor to the Center on Halsted in Chicago.
  16. ^ Arthur Newman is the brother of actor Paul Newman.
  17. ^ Mother of actress Jill St. John and founder of People Helping People USA
  18. ^ Has performed with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
  19. ^ Listed as the "Dale and Terry Duo".
  20. ^ Adopted son of Harpo Marx and Susan Fleming
  21. ^ Spouse Sidney Sheldon has a star
  22. ^ Spouses Jorja Curtright (deceased) and Alexandra Sheldon each have stars.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Most of the names listed are available at Palm Springs Walk of Stars: By Date Dedicated. Additional references and notes are provided to give more background and/or substantiate Golden Palm Star listing.
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