Where would the world of entertainment be without the inventions of Thomas Edison, the film of George Easton, or the twisted platinum wire that Lee De Forest turned into radios that anyone could own?

Here's a look at inventors honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work to advance the movie, music, radio and television businesses. If you do not see the person you are looking for below please search our complete list of the stars on the Walk of Fame. And, if you haven’t yet, check out The Times virtual tour of the stars.

Share a thought about The Times’ “Inventors” category

  • Which star best represents the group?
  • Does everyone here deserve to be on the list?
  • Who has been overlooked?