The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,700 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
At a joint ceremony in February 1960, Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa became the first Asian Americans to receive stars on the Walk of Fame. An LA native, Wong is renowned as the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star.
In May 2022, legendary character actor James Hong was honored with a star, located on Hollywood Boulevard between the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds. At 93, Hong became the Walk of Fame's oldest honoree - he is the only living actor to have worked with Clark Gable and Groucho Marx. Hong's extraordinary list of credits includes Chinatown, Blade Runner and Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Other Walk of Fame stars include the first Korean American honoree, Philip Ahn (posthumous, 1984); Bruce Lee (posthumous, 1993), East West Players founding member Mako (1994) and the second AAPI actress, Lucy Liu (2019). Liu's star is located next to Wong's at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.