Many believe that Joanne Woodward was the first celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is untrue. In fact, the original 1,550 stars were created and installed as a unit in 1960. No one star was officially first, the first completed star was Stanley Kramer’s. No one truly knows how this rumor got started. Johnny Grant, the long-time Honorary Mayor of Hollywood believes that since Joanne was the first celebrity to agree to pose with her star for photographs that the collective public imagination singled her out as the first awardee. Joanne Woodward was inducted into the Walk of Fame on August 15, 1958. Her star is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
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