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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Johnny Grant was born on May 9, 1923. He was an American radio personality and television producer who also served as honorary mayor of Hollywood from 1980-2008. As honorary mayor, he was often present at Hollywood community functions, including the unveiling of new stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An intersection just north of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is designated "Johnny Grant Way." Grant was perhaps best known for having hosted the more than 500 celebrities he inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with stars in the sidewalk. He died on January 9, 2008. Photograph caption dated May 1, 1957 reads "Disc jockey Johnny Grant, who will serve as master of ceremonies at tonight's Miss Van Nuys and Junior Miss Van Nuys beauty contests, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Carpenters Hall, 7500 Van Nuys Blvd., lends supporting arm to contestants Charlene Gunsett, left, and Lucille Robbins."
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Grant, Johnny KMPC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.) Women--California--San Fernando Valley Men--California--San Fernando Valley Beauty contestants--California--San Fernando Valley Disc jockeys--United States Entertainers--United States Signs and signboards--California--San Fernando Valley Microphones San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs