Walk Of Fame Inductees – June 2016

To check the dubious reasoning behind these posts, check the original here:

https://carlosnightman.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/walk-of-fame-a-celebration-of-heroism/

In this new series of posts I’ll be selecting a Star at random from every decade (who was born in that decade) starting from the 1880s up until the 1990s to be interred in this land of magic and wonder, who will for ever more see their name set in stone far beyond the places where Gods dare to tread. Each name will have a unique star placed and statue built-in their honour. Often accompanying these additions will be news of a new store or museum to go alongside those stars whose work is of particular genius, and you too can visit and see the place of your dreams, simply by closing your eyes….

1880sDW.Griffith. For contributions to Cinema. One of the founding members of The Academy, and a man known as ‘The Inventor Of Hollywood’, Griffith directed around 500 films in his lifetime – many of which were highly successful and some of which introduced film techniques. He is remembered for The Birth Of A Nation, Intolerance, and Way Down East.

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1890sJack Warner: For contributions to Cinema. President of Warner Bros and the man who made most of the important decisions from hiring stars to buying scripts, Warner and is therefore a name synonymous with movies.

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1900s Walt Disney: For contributions to Cinema and Television. Arguably the most famous and most successful figure in the history of Cinema, Disney started out as an animator eventually changing the way animation was created and viewed. After a slow start he created Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphonies, before eventually moving into movies – which nobody believed could be successful. He is remembered for works including Snow White And The Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, and Cinderella.

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1910s: Ernest Borgnine: For contributions to Cinema, Theatre, and Television. A young Borgnine had shown no interest in acting and after a Navy career during WWII his mother suggested he try it out due to his personality. After a few years on stage he began picking up minor roles in increasingly big movies and picking up a shock Oscar for Best Actor in 1955. Working into his 90s, Borgnine was known as one of the kindest and most dependable people in the business, and is remembered for works including Marty, Airwolf, and The Wild Bunch. 

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1920s: Stan Lee: For contributions to Cinema and Television. Stan Lee is to comics what Disney is to animation. The godfather of comic books, his works have been part of world culture since the 1950s and it is difficult to think of anyone who has had a more lasting a important impact than him. His works began to be turned in to TV shows and movies (both animated and otherwise) and he has appeared frequently in movies based on his creations (and otherwise) in cameo roles. He is known for creating Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, and X-Men.

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1930s: Bob Denver: For contributions to Cinema and Television. In the midst of a teaching career, Denver auditioned for a role on a TV show, won it, and moved on from there to appear in a number of iconic shows and sporadic movies performances. He is remembered for works such as Gilligan’s Island, The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, and Who’s Minding The Mint?

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1940sKatharine Ross. For contributions to Cinema, Television, Theatre, and Literature. After finally making a few performances in TV, Ross won a number of roles in major movies before hitting it big in the late 60s and earning Oscar and Bafta nominations. Since then she has largely preferred stage acting, TV movies, and writing. She is known for works including The Graduate, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, and The Stepford Wives.

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1950s: Dale Midkiff. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Theatre. Midkiff started his career on the stage before embarking on a long and varied run on TV movies, series, and the occasional big screen outing. He is known for works including Pet Sematary, Elvis and Me, and The Magnificent Seven.

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1960sOlivia d’Abo. For contributions to Cinema, Television, Theatre, and Music. Appearing in her early teens in a hit movie, d’Abo has carved an impressively varied career appearing in many notable movies and shows, as well as giving her vocal talents to bands and videogames. She is known for works including The Wonder Years, Conan The Destroyer, and The Legend Of Tarzan.

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1970sCharlize Theron. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Starting out as a model and dancer, Theron was spotted by a talent agent and popped up in increasingly larger films with more renowned directors before winning an Oscar in 2003. Since then she has been one of Hollywood’s most critically successful actresses, and is known for works including Fury Road, Monster, and Prometheus.

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1980sAnne Hathaway. For contributions to Cinema, Television, Theatre, and Music. One of the most successful of the teen actresses from the late 90s, Hathaway transitioned to adult roles with great commercial and critical success and remains one of the most sought after actresses working today, appearing in works including The Dark Knight Rises, The Princess Diaries, and Interstellar. 

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1990sJennette McCurdy. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Music. Aside from being a writer, singer, and Producer, McCurdy is most well known for her TV roles. While making some big screen outings, she is most known for works including iCarly, Lincoln Heights, and Between.

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In addition to the stars and statues erected in honour of those above, the following attractions have been unveiled.

Walt Disney Galaxy: A country-sized attraction which brings together every version of every Disney themed park and ride to have ever been built on Earth. Imagine walking through the original Disneyland from 1955, turning a corner and entering Disney California Adventure before eventually popping over to Euro Disney and Tokyo Disney Resort. Every ride, hotel, restaurant, garden from every edition of ever Disney owned park ever built is here! In addition, there are museums dedicated to the movies and sets and artifacts from each and every Disney movie and show, including those only animated on screen – brought to life here.

Stan Lee’s Marvel World: Similar to the above, this attraction focuses on the Marvel Universe and its characters – featuring every Marvel related ride and attraction ever designed on Earth. There are multiple themed hotels and restaurants, full scale sets from your favourite movies and comics to spend days in, and of course the opportunity to meet and talk with all your favourite characters.

Which attraction based on any of the people above would you love to visit or see being built? Let us know in the comments!

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