Hollywood Star Walk

A guide to the thousands of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Willard Waterman

Featured Willard Waterman

Famous for his blustering, larger-than-life persona, Willard Waterman was an actor and radio persona for more than 20 years. Starting off as an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin in the mid-1930s, Waterman's true passions always remained in theater and radio, and he spent his free time acting in student theater and radio productions.

In 1936 Waterman moved to Chicago where his radio career took off, starting with a role in the NBC series "The Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters," and developing into one of his most famous roles playing Gildersleeve in "The Great Gildersleeve." He stayed with the show until 1955,... Read more


The Times’ virtual tour puts readers on the streets of Hollywood to visit the nearly 2,400 stars on the Walk of Fame.

Select a category to learn more about the bombshells, cowboys, crooners and other entertainers who are honored on the walk. An interactive map then takes readers to the exact location of each star along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

Read more about the stars in a database that uses more than a century of the archives of the Los Angeles Times to go deeper into the lives of hundreds of fan favorites, as well as those whose names are no longer well-known.

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