As Lt. Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" television series, George Takei boldly went where few actors had gone before. First, he was one of the pioneering Asians in American television. Later on, he also became one of TV's earliest champions of gay rights.
A Japanese-American who was confined to an internment camp during World War II, Takei started out in Hollywood at a time when Asian faces were rarely seen on television or in movies. He broke through barriers with alacrity, making one of his initial TV appearances on the Emmy Award-winning series "Playhouse 90." Takei also landed roles... 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.