We have a U.S. president, U.S. senator, actor Raymond Burr, who played a lawyer, but this is our first real judgeJudge Judy has Hollywood Walk of Fame star Feb 15, 2006
It happened just before Sunday's Hollywood Christmas Parade. We have no idea where it isWalk of Fame loses Peck's star Nov 30, 2005
Gene Autry loved Hollywood -- the industry and had an equal passion for Hollywood -- the communityHollywood to honor Gene Autry Jan 27, 2005
Magic Johnson's generosity and community involvement make him a year-round Santa ClausMagic Johnson will lead Hollywood parade Sep 09, 2004
There's a favorite on this list for everybody. We have both young and veteran performers and local, national and international starsWalk of Fame nominees released Jun 19, 2003
Johnny Grant (May 9, 1923 – January 9, 2008) was an American radio personality and television producer who also served as the honorary mayor of Hollywood, in which capacity he was often present at Hollywood community functions, including the unveiling of new stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An intersection just north of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is designated "Johnny Grant Way".
Grant was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He made his show business debut on the radio in 1939 as a local newscaster there. According to publicity released by the third annual Hollywood Film Festival in 1999:
He received national recognition for his unprecedented coverage of North Carolina's Irby Holmes murder trial. Mr. Grant convinced the judge to allow him to stand in the courtroom doorway and broadcast live periodic reports of the progress in the trial. According to court and station officials, this was the first time that a live microphone had been allowed in a courtroom. The defendant, a part-time preacher, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He asked the judge for permission to preach a final sermon and was refused, but he was allowed to write his sermon and Mr. Grant delivered it on the air.