RIP Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor Of Hollywood

January 9, 2008 at 10:07 pm in Obituaries

http://blogging.la/archives/images/2008/01/johnnygrant-thumb.jpgHollywood legend Johnny Grant passed away today.

Here is the latest write-up from cbs2.com:

Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor Of Hollywood, Dies

LOS ANGELES (CBS) ― Johnny Grant, Hollywood’s honorary mayor, died Wednesday, according to Los Angeles police.

Grant, 84, has been one of Hollywood’s most enthusiastic supporters for more than 50 years. Grant got his start in entertainment by hosting a daily radio show in New York City for servicemen and women during World War II, and later co-hosted the first national telethon ever produced to help send America’s athletes to Helsinki Olympics in 1952.

Grant most recently was head of the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee, which determines star nomination selections. The Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences paid tribute to grant in 1988 — awarding him the highest honor of the governor’s award. Grant also served for 20 years as the producer of the Hollywood Christmas parade.

Photo from Johnny Grant’s official site: www.JohnnyGrant.com

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