17 Things You Didn’t Know About The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali was given a star on the Walk of Fame after it was determined boxing constituted as a live performance. However, Ali insisted his star be placed on a vertical surface so people couldn’t “walk all over him.”

There Have Been Some Spelling Errors

It’s a total honor to be given a star, but it must be a little embarrassing to have a star with your name spelled incorrectly on it. This happened to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose name was initially written as ‘Julia Luis Dreyfus,” and Dick Van Dyke’s surname was first printed as ‘Vandyke’

It’s Been Around For a While

In 1956, the President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, EM Stuart, proposed the Walk of Fame with a specific vision in mind. He hoped it would, “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.

Most Of The Stars Are In The Motion Picture Category

47% of the stars on the Walk of Fame belong in the Motion Picture category, while rather unfortunately, less than 2% fit in the theatre category.