Vegas' Walk of Stars comes with a price tag

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)
January 24, 2005

To mark Las Vegas' centennial, the Las Vegas Walk of Stars has released
the names of 100 future honorees.

Guess who was Star No. 1?

"Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton, given the inaugural star Oct. 26
as a tribute from his fan club.

Now here's the catch: Each celebrity star costs $15,000, and the public
is invited to sponsor their favorite entertainer -- either those on the
100 Stars list, or another deserving recipient. Those interested in
becoming sponsors can contact Las Vegas Walk of Stars at 702-655-7827.
Sponsors will be invited to participate in their honoree's dedication
ceremony, receive a commemorative plaque and possibly meet their honoree.

Here's who might be getting in if someone pops for the 15Gs -- take a
deep breath:

The 5th Dimension, Andre Agassi, Paul Anka, Ann-Margret, Burt Bacharach,
Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, the Beatles, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett,
Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, Ray Bolger, David Brenner, George
Burns, Lance Burton, Sam Butera, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar, Cab Calloway,
George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Charo, Roy Clark, Nat King Cole, Natalie
Cole, Perry Como, David Copperfield, Bill Cosby, Tony Curtis, Vic
Damone, Dorothy Dandridge, Rodney Dangerfield, Sammy Davis Jr., Neil
Diamond, Marlene Dietrich, Phyllis Diller, Celine Dion, Fats Domino,
Jimmy Durante, Billy Eckstine, Duke Ellington, Redd Foxx, Connie
Francis, Danny Gans, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Buddy Greco, Shecky
Greene, Hank Greenspun, Buddy Hackett, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Howard
Hughes, Elton John, Shirley Jones, Kirk Kerkorian, Alan King, Gladys
Knight, Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme, Jerry Lewis, Liberace, Rich Little,
Joe Louis, Robert Maheu, Rocky Marciano, Frank Marino, Dean Martin,
Rowan & Martin, Mary Kay Trio, the McGuire Sisters, the Mills Brothers,
Bob Newhart, Donald O'Connor, Elvis Presley, Louis Prima, Juliet Prowse,
Lou Rawls, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Kenny Rogers, Penn
& Teller, the Scintas, Neil Sedaka, Chester Sims, Frank Sinatra, Red
Skeleton, Keely Smith, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Tarkanian, the
Temptations, Danny Thomas, Mel Torme, Jerry Vale, Sarah Vaughn, Bobby
Vinton, Joe Williams and Steve Wynn.


Compiled from staff, news service and Web reports by JOHN SMYNTEK at
313-222-5169 and [email protected] Hear him Fridays in the 7 a.m.
hour on WJR-AM (760) with Paul W. Smith.

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