Hollywood will forever record the names of a new set of 31 entertainment industry professionals from the fields of film, television, radio, recording and sports entertainment in 2024.
Michelle Yeoh, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Motion Picture this year, and Chadwick Boseman were among the stars of the class announced by iHeartRadio’s Ellen K. Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Def Leppard, Gwen Stefani, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, Otis Redding, Ken Jeong, Christina Ricci, Brandy Norwood, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kerry Washington were some of the other well-known artists.
The first honoree to be named was Boseman. ‘The Black Panther’ actor, a beloved actor, tragically passed away in 2020 after a personal struggle with colon cancer.
Ellen K remarked, prior to revealing Def Leppard as future honorees, “Rock fans are gonna love this.” The British band has been performing for over 40 years and continues to fill stadiums and arenas across the world.
Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Tupac Shakur and Ming-Na Wen were this year’s inductees and each got a star in the genres of motion pictures, recordings and television.
E. M. Stuart, who volunteered to lead the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1953, is usually credited with coming up with the concept for the Walk of Fame.
What started as Stuart’s endeavour to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world” has grown into a widely acknowledged mark of respect in the entertainment business.
Contrary to popular perception, Joanne Woodward’s induction did not actually lay the first star on the walk; rather, it belongs to Stanley Kramer and was placed in 1960. Today’s walk on Hollywood Boulevard is 1.3 miles long and features 2,789 celebrities.
– Riya Sohini