"The Magician" needs a star...

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erdnasephile
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"The Magician" needs a star...

Postby erdnasephile » January 31st, 2019, 5:40 pm

...on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

At least according to his TV son: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/t ... -Hollywood

I always liked Bill Bixby as an actor and was surprised to learn he doesn't have a star.

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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby Bill Mullins » January 31st, 2019, 9:50 pm

Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame probably has more to do with someone rounding up $40,000 and participating in the unveiling ceremony than whether the honoree is actually famous.

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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby Evan Shuster » January 31st, 2019, 10:38 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame probably has more to do with someone rounding up $40,000 and participating in the unveiling ceremony than whether the honoree is actually famous.


True enough (sadly).

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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby Diego » February 1st, 2019, 2:06 am

I don't know if the cost is really up to $40,000...I remember 20+ years ago the tab was supposed to be $6,000. Some have questioned why some movie/TV people who once had notable careers, don't have a star and someone relatively new, but with a PR firm behind them, with the money does.
If true, it is surprising that Bixby doesn't have a star, he is among the few who starred in many series...Courtship...Martian...Magician....Hulk and directed TV episodes as well. I think he was in at least one Elvis movie too.

I remember some people tried to get a star for Aldo Ray, but couldn't raise interest in the idea or the money needed.

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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby MagicbyAlfred » February 1st, 2019, 8:26 am

Bixby doesn't have a star? But Alvin and the Chipmunks are getting one! Whaaaahhhht?

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/De-Ni ... 84441.html

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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby Terry » February 17th, 2019, 7:55 pm


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Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

Postby Ted M » February 17th, 2019, 11:39 pm

He needs a star on the Walk of Fame about as much as he needs a Tony Hassini Merlin award for Magician of the Decade: 1970s.


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