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* HOLLYWOOD'S 'MAYOR' GRANT DIES AT 84 Hollywood's honorary mayor JOHNNY GRANT has died at the age of 84. Grant - one of the movie industry's most enthusiastic supporters for over 50 years - passed away on Wednesday (09Jan08) evening in his room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles police department Grant, who was a lifelong bachelor and permanent resident at the hotel, was found dead on his bed. His death is believed to be of natural causes. Grant started his career in 1939 hosting a local radio show in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He went on to join the army air corp during World War II, presenting a radio programme in New York aimed at servicemen, and featuring interviews with entertainment stars of the day. After his discharge he stayed in the city working as a reporter for radio station WINS - going on to host the first national telethon with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra in 1952. In 1954 Grant moved to Hollywood, landing a role in White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby. He also had a part with William Bendix in The Babe Ruth Story before playing himself in 1966's The Oscar. Grant expanded into television and was well known for revitalising the Hollywood Christmas Parade after he signed on as a parade producer in 1978. He also hosted a variety of high profile TV shows and was awarded two coveted Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry - as well as the title of honorary mayor of Hollywood - which he was given in 1980 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Grant was also chairman of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee and oversaw the induction of over 500 stars into the legendary strip. (LR/WNWA&LT/) Johnny Grant and Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams celebrates her birthday with a 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' held at Hollywood Blvd in front of the Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles, California - 19.03.07

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

* HOLLYWOOD'S 'MAYOR' GRANT DIES AT 84 Hollywood's honorary mayor JOHNNY GRANT has died at the age of 84. Grant - one of the movie industry's most enthusiastic supporters for over 50 years - passed away on Wednesday (09Jan08) evening in his room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles police department Grant, who was a lifelong bachelor and permanent resident at the hotel, was found dead on his bed. His death is believed to be of natural causes. Grant started his career in 1939 hosting a local radio show in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He went on to join the army air corp during World War II, presenting a radio programme in New York aimed at servicemen, and featuring interviews with entertainment stars of the day. After his discharge he stayed in the city working as a reporter for radio station WINS - going on to host the first national telethon with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra in 1952. In 1954 Grant moved to Hollywood, landing a role in White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby. He also had a part with William Bendix in The Babe Ruth Story before playing himself in 1966's The Oscar. Grant expanded into television and was well known for revitalising the Hollywood Christmas Parade after he signed on as a parade producer in 1978. He also hosted a variety of high profile TV shows and was awarded two coveted Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry - as well as the title of honorary mayor of Hollywood - which he was given in 1980 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Grant was also chairman of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee and oversaw the induction of over 500 stars into the legendary strip. (LR/WNWA&LT/) Johnny Grant Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood, California - 09.02.07

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

* HOLLYWOOD'S 'MAYOR' GRANT DIES AT 84 Hollywood's honorary mayor JOHNNY GRANT has died at the age of 84. Grant - one of the movie industry's most enthusiastic supporters for over 50 years - passed away on Wednesday (09Jan08) evening in his room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles police department Grant, who was a lifelong bachelor and permanent resident at the hotel, was found dead on his bed. His death is believed to be of natural causes. Grant started his career in 1939 hosting a local radio show in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He went on to join the army air corp during World War II, presenting a radio programme in New York aimed at servicemen, and featuring interviews with entertainment stars of the day. After his discharge he stayed in the city working as a reporter for radio station WINS - going on to host the first national telethon with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra in 1952. In 1954 Grant moved to Hollywood, landing a role in White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby. He also had a part with William Bendix in The Babe Ruth Story before playing himself in 1966's The Oscar. Grant expanded into television and was well known for revitalising the Hollywood Christmas Parade after he signed on as a parade producer in 1978. He also hosted a variety of high profile TV shows and was awarded two coveted Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry - as well as the title of honorary mayor of Hollywood - which he was given in 1980 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Grant was also chairman of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee and oversaw the induction of over 500 stars into the legendary strip. (LR/WNWA&LT/) Johnny Grant, Jamie Fox and Michael Mann Jamie Foxx is honored with the 2,347th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame outside the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, California - 14.09.07

Bing Crosby, Fox and Frank Sinatra

* HOLLYWOOD'S 'MAYOR' GRANT DIES AT 84 Hollywood's honorary mayor JOHNNY GRANT has died at the age of 84. Grant - one of the movie industry's most enthusiastic supporters for over 50 years - passed away on Wednesday (09Jan08) evening in his room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles police department Grant, who was a lifelong bachelor and permanent resident at the hotel, was found dead on his bed. His death is believed to be of natural causes. Grant started his career in 1939 hosting a local radio show in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He went on to join the army air corp during World War II, presenting a radio programme in New York aimed at servicemen, and featuring interviews with entertainment stars of the day. After his discharge he stayed in the city working as a reporter for radio station WINS - going on to host the first national telethon with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra in 1952. In 1954 Grant moved to Hollywood, landing a role in White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby. He also had a part with William Bendix in The Babe Ruth Story before playing himself in 1966's The Oscar. Grant expanded into television and was well known for revitalising the Hollywood Christmas Parade after he signed on as a parade producer in 1978. He also hosted a variety of high profile TV shows and was awarded two coveted Emmy awards for his achievements in the industry - as well as the title of honorary mayor of Hollywood - which he was given in 1980 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Grant was also chairman of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee and oversaw the induction of over 500 stars into the legendary strip. (LR/WNWA&LT/) Johnny Grant, Hilary Swank Hilary Swank honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, California - 08.01.07

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

- Los Angeles, California - Tuesday 11th December 2007

*File Photo* OLSEN TWINS ARE TARGET OF PETA ANTI-FUR CAMPAIGN MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN have been attacked by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which claims they have ignored pleas to stop wearing fur and using it in their fashion collection. PETA has dubbed the pair the Trollson Twins and Hairy Kate and Trashly in a stinging new campaign. A poster, with the tag line fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people, is to be unveiled on Tuesday (11Dec07), to coincide with the twins unveiling their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (IG/WNWCPS/CG) Ashley Olsen Grand reopening celebration of The New Museum Co-Hosted by Calvin Klein New York City, USA - 28.11.07

*File Photo* OLSEN TWINS ARE TARGET OF PETA ANTI-FUR CAMPAIGN MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN have been attacked by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which claims they have ignored pleas to stop wearing fur and using it in their fashion collection. PETA has dubbed the pair the Trollson Twins and Hairy Kate and Trashly in a stinging new campaign. A poster, with the tag line fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people, is to be unveiled on Tuesday (11Dec07), to coincide with the twins unveiling their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (IG/WNWCPS/CG) Mary-Kate Olsen 7th On Sale Black Tie Gala at the 69th Regiment Armory New York City, USA - 15.11.07

68 years after the Wizard of OZ, the Munchkins receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The Wizard of Oz (1939) Directed by Victor Fleming Shown: The Lollypop Kids of the Munchkins, Judy Garland

The Munchkins from 'The Wizard Of Oz' honoured with the 2,352nd Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, California - Tuesday 20th November 2007

Victoria's Secret Angels presented with Award of Excellence in celebration of Victoria's Secret 25th Anniversary and receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Los Angeles, California - Tuesday 13th November 2007

Garth Brooks named Best-Selling Solo Artist by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 123 million units in his career. The country singer accepted the awards at his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. - Los Angeles, California - Monday 5th November 2007

Ricky Martín honoured with the 2,351th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California - Tuesday 16th October 2007

Roger Moore honoured with the 2,350th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California - Thursday 11th October 2007

Roger Moore honoured with the 2,350th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California - Thursday 11th October 2007

with his family on Hollywood Boulevard, before attending a ceremony to receive the 2,347th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Los Angeles, California - Friday 14th September 2007

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