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35 Persons in the Bronx Walk of Fame:

Location:
Starting at 161st Street in The Bronx
Web Site:
Years Active:
1997 to present

Ace Frehley

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Daniel Frehley
Nickname(s):
the Spaceman
SpaceAce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for the group KISS. Albums Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of KISS.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: KISS for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Adam Rodriguez

Real/Birth Name:
Adam Michael Rodriguez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series CSI: Miami, Ugly Betty, Brooklyn South. Movie Magic Mike. Bronx Walk of Fame 2008.

Afrika Bambaataa

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Donovan
Also Known As:
Afrika Bambaataa Aasim
Nickname(s):
Master of Records
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Lost Generation. Song Planet Rock. Founder of the group Zulu Nation. Group Soul Sonic Force. DMC Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 2006.

Army Archerd

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Archerd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his column Just for Variety. Bronx Walk of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bobby Darin

Real/Birth Name:
Walden Robert Cassotto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sandra Dee by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife. Movie Come September. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Bronx Walk of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1735 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 May 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 14 May 2007.

Chazz Palminteri

Real/Birth Name:
Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Analyze This, Legend. TV series Kojak, Modern Family. Bronx Walk of Fame 2011.

Colin Powell

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Luther Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Koh-lin. Jamaincan imigrant parents, born in the US. Republican Secretary of State 2001-2005. Military experience: General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. National Security Advisor. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001. Congressional Gold Medal 1991. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Liberty Medal 2002..

Danny Aiello

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hudson Hawk, Bang the Drum Slowly, Lobster Farm. Album I Just Wanted to Hear the Words. Bronx Walk of Fame 2002.

Diahann Carroll

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Diahann Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Vic Damone by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1976. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001. Television Hall of Fame 2011.. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7005 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 April 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dion

Real/Birth Name:
Dion Francis DiMucci
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Dion & The Belmonts. Songs Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Abraham, Martin & John. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Bronx Walk of Fame 2007. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Dion & The Belmonts.

DJ Red Alert

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Crute
Also Known As:
Kool DJ Red Alert
Red Alert
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New York City FM stations 98.7 KISS FM, WQHT, Power 105.1 FM. DMC Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 2003.

Dolores Hope

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores DeFina
Also Known As:
Dolores Reade
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bob Hope, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bob Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Albums Dolores Hope: Now and Then, Hopes for the Holidays. Bronx Walk of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 1 May 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 28 January 1997.

Doris Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Doris May Meltzer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Everybody Loves Raymond, Remington Steele. Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Bronx Walk of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 February 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Real/Birth Name:
Karola Ruth Siegel
Also Known As:
Dr. Ruth
Ruth Westheimer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 7". Author of books Dr. Ruth's Encyclopedia of Sex, Sex for Dummies. Wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. Bronx Walk of Fame 2008. Women in Technology International Hall of Fame 2010.

E.L. Doctorow

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow
Also Known As:
E. L. Doctorow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books Billy Bathgate, Loon Lake, The March, Ragtime, The Book of Daniel. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001, New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. National Humanities Medal 1998.

Ellen Barkin

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Rona Barkin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ronald Perelman by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Switch, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Broadway play and Tony Award for The Normal Heart. Bronx Walk of Fame 2013.

Fat Joe

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Antonio Cartagena
Also Known As:
Fat Joe da Gangsta
Joey Crack
Don Cartagena
Nickname(s):
the Don of Rap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Bet Ya Man Can't, Lean Back. Albums Don Cartagena, The Elephant in the Room. Member of the band D.I.T.C.H. Crew. Movies Scary Movie 3, Prison Song. Admitted not paying taxes. Bronx Walk of Fame 2012.

Garry Marshall

Real/Birth Name:
Garry Kent Masciarelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
father of
older brother of
Older than Penny Marshall by 7 years.
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Directed movies Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, TV series Mork & Mindy. Created TV series Happy Days. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1997. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 23 November 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Grand Wizzard Theodore

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Livingston
Also Known As:
Grand Wizard Theodore
Grand Wizard Theodore
Grand Wizard Theo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of "scratching" - based on the "cutting" technique. DMC Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 2009.

Grandmaster Caz

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Fisher
Also Known As:
Casanova Fly
Caz
Grand Master Caz
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups Cold Crush Brothers, The Notorious Two, The Mighty Force. Song MC Delight. DMC Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 2008.

Grandmaster Flash

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Saddler
Nickname(s):
Biggie Grand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented a DJ-ing device for scratching. Albums Flash is Back, Safety First/Watch Yourself. Group Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The first hip-hop artists in the Rock and Roll Hall. DMC Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.

Hal Linden

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lipshitz
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

TV series Barney Miller. Bronx Walk of Fame 1992. Movie Out to Sea Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 262 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 6 December 2002.

Irene Cara

Real/Birth Name:
Irene Cara Escalera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Fame, Flashdance, Sister Sister. Sang theme song for Fame. Wrote words for song Flashdance - What a Feeling. Bronx Walk of Fame 2011.

Jerry Vale

Real/Birth Name:
Genaro Louis Vitaliano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Volare, Old Cape Cod, You Don't Know Me. Bronx Walk of Fame 2010. Movie Goodfellas Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 5 December 1998.

KRS-One

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Parker
Also Known As:
KRS One
Kris Parker
Lawrence Krisna Parker
Blastmaster
Teacha
Philosopher
Big Joe Krash
Kris
KRS
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Recorded song Return of the Boom Bap. Took name Kris because of interest in Hare Krishna. Name stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001.

Kurtis Blow

Real/Birth Name:
Kurtis Walker
Also Known As:
Kool DJ Kurt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A break dancer. Song The Breaks was rap with a disco beat. Album Kingdom Blow. Movie In Dark Places. A "gospel rapper". Bronx Walk of Fame 2005.

Luther Vandross

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Ronzoni Vandross
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Endless Love, Here and Now, Power of Love. Album and song Dance with My Father. Bronx Walk of Fame 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1717 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 June 2014.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Red Buttons

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Chwatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Poseidon Adventure, The Longest Day, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. TV show Knots Landing. Bronx Walk of Fame 1998. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Regis Philbin

Real/Birth Name:
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talk show host. TV series Live! with Kelly, Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 2006. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2006. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 April 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Renee Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Renée Wechsler
Also Known As:
Renée Taylor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows The Nanny, How I Met Your Mother. Bronx Walk of Fame 1997.

Rita Moreno

Real/Birth Name:
Rosita Dolores Alverio
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie musical West Side Story. Tony Award for play The Ritz. TV series Oz, Cane. California Hall of Fame 2007. Bronx Walk of Fame 1998. International Latin Music Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. National Medal of Arts 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 July 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stacey Dash

Real/Birth Name:
Stacey Lauretta Dash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Clueless, Wild About Harry, Nora's Hair Salon, Mo' Money. TV series Clueless, The Game, TV 101, Single Ladies. Bronx Walk of Fame 2015.

Stanley Kubrick

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Kubrick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, Lolita, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001.

Swizz Beatz

Real/Birth Name:
Kaseem Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mashonda by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories. Bronx Walk of Fame 2014.

Tony Orlando

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Group Tony Orlando and Dawn. Songs Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree, He Don't Love You (Like I Love You). Bronx Walk of Fame 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of Tony Orlando and Dawn.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 March 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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