George A. Romero To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
For so many actors, directors, and various other talented folks, a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with their name on it is one of the greatest accomplishments one can achieve. From Elvis Presley, to Michael Jackson, to even Mickey Mouse, the Walk Of Fame is filled with all the greats. However, each year brings a new class of famous names to be forever memorialized within this walkway. While there will be plenty of deserving names included for 2017, one name certainly sticks out among all the others when it comes to horror fans. Yes, it has in fact been confirmed that the one and only Godfather of Zombies George A. Romero is getting his very own star! This man is among the elite within the horror genre, having brought many great projects to the big screen since 1968, starting with the cinema great, Night Of The Living Dead.
The announcement of his name being added to the Walk Of Fame came earlier today, via a live stream from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. If you attended Texas Frightmare Weekend in 2015, you may remember the beginning of fundraising efforts by Chris Roe Management in order to have the star placed for the iconic director. Much of the money raised came right from the convention attendees, as well as from a massive memorabilia auction and screening of Dawn Of The Dead at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas.
While there is no date for the official ceremony as of yet, 2017 will be the year that Romero receives his well-deserved recognition in the eyes of all those who walk the famous walkway in Hollywood. The announcement from today can now be found on the official Walk Of Fame website.