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January 8, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
Like most Americans today, I have been trying to decide how to celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday. The King is turning 64. Well, he isn't exactly turning. I admit that he's probably dead, although rumors do persist about Elvis simply being down on his luck and living in a trailer park in Oxnard. My first thought was that I'd celebrate this day exactly as Elvis himself would if he could--by eating six cheeseburgers and shooting a handgun at a picture of Robert Goulet.
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April 2, 2004 | William Wan, Times Staff Writer
Capping a 10-year quest by his family, the late comedian John Belushi was honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in an April Fools' Day ceremony that was part memorial, part comedy routine. There were enough comedians to make an army laugh, ranging from Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase to Belushi's brother, Jim. But along with the one-liners, the guests also offered tearful memories of Belushi, who died of a drug overdose in 1982. "It's sweet and sour ...
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February 26, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before retiring in June, Ernani Bernardi spent a good portion of his 32 years on the City Council criticizing the way the city's Community Redevelopment Agency spent the taxpayers' money. But one CRA expenditure may be difficult for even Bernardi to criticize. The agency has footed the bill to give the 82-year-old saxophonist-turned- politician a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bernardi, who is in a Panorama City hospital recovering from a heart attack, could not be reached for comment.
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April 15, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Face lifts are common in filmland, but Thursday a pioneer director received what may have been the first star lift. Maurice Diller became Mauritz Stiller on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, correcting a 28-year-old error. In 1960, when the first 1,550 bronze plaques were implanted, the square for Stiller (1883-1928), the Swedish director who brought Greta Garbo to America, accidentally was labeled Diller.
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April 1, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no April Fool's joke: After 38 years, Elvis has left the Boulevard. Tourists visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame today will be surprised to find an empty star where Elvis Presley's familiar brass name and record insignia were attracting crowds as recently as noon Tuesday. Presley's star was jackhammered out of the sidewalk Tuesday afternoon at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. by officials hoping to learn why the rock 'n' roll legend's pink terrazzo keeps cracking.
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September 28, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I am not a star. At least, I don't consider myself a star . " Marvin Gaye, in a 1973 interview published in the Los Angeles Times. Grammy award-winning recording artist Marvin Gaye, popular for his intimate reflections on the ways of love and spiritual salvation, received a posthumous star Thursday on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The award came after two years of intensive campaigning by fans across the country and by local radio stations with predominantly African-American audiences.
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May 12, 1990 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donna couldn't be found Friday. But her absence failed to bother most of the 200 lovers of rock 'n' roll who gathered around noon on Hollywood Boulevard. They sang her name anyway: ". . . Donna . . . where can you be? Oh Donna, oh Donna . . . Donna . . . .
SPORTS
June 22, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
It's the logical next step for Magic Johnson, a man who was embraced by Los Angeles, then smiled and hugged it right back. He enriched the city's sporting history. He is a star even among this culture of celebrities. He has built up communities. Now it only makes sense that his name is embedded in L.A.'s endless stretches of asphalt. Magic Johnson got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
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September 26, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candee Kennedy has seen plenty of stars. During the last 12 years, the part-time tour bus driver has witnessed the unveiling of the 1,720th, the 1,842nd and the 1,951st stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--those honoring Barry Manilow, Natalie Wood and Dean Stockwell, respectively. But on Friday morning, as she waited to catch a glimpse of No. 1,966, Roseanne Arnold, Kennedy said this time was special. Arnold is much more than a celebrity, Kennedy said: She's a role model.
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