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Fun Autry Fact:

In the late 1930s, Gene turned down an offer of $3,000 to endorse a brand of cigarette.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gene Autry is the only entertainer to have all five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television, and Live Performance.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce created the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the late 1950s to honor the four different aspects of the entertainment industry at that time – Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, and Television. Gene Autry received all four of these stars on February 9, 1960. The fifth star for "Live Theatre" was added in 1984 to allow persons who excelled in all types of live performance to be considered for stars. Gene Autry received this star, today known as "Live Performance," on April 6, 1987. There is yet to be another entertainment icon who has earned all five stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony that we are familiar with today began in 1980 with Johnny Grant, who chaired the Walk of Fame Committee. When Gene received his fifth star in 1987, he had a special star unveiling ceremony on Hollywood Blvd. attended by Johnny Grant, who was then the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, as well as Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.

Star unveiling from left to right:
Pat Buttram, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant, Gene Autry, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, and Bill Welsh.

In 2003 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce placed a special plaque on Gene Autry's star for Live Performance recognizing the achievement of having all five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Learn more about the Hollywood Walk of Fame at their official website.

Holding Hollywood Chamber of Commerce plaques of Gene Autry’s five Hollywood Walk of Fame stars from left to right:
Pat Buttram, Johnny Grant, Gene Autry, Jackie Autry, Mayor Tom Bradley, and Bill Welsh.

You can visit all five of Gene Autry's Hollywood Walk of Fame stars at the following locations. Click on the red address for a map and more information on each star.

Star of Radio
6520 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-6210

Awarded February 9, 1960

Star of Recording
6384 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-6320

Awarded February 9, 1960

Star of Motion Pictures
6644 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-6208

Awarded February 9, 1960

Star of Television
6667 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-6220

Awarded February 9, 1960

Star of Live Performance
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-6003

Awarded April 6, 1987

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