Walk of Fame
was dedicated in October 1988 on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Serling was nominated for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985 by his wife Carol
and the Serling estate.
The Rod Serling Foundation in Binghamton, New York tried to nominate Mr. Serling in 1986, but was told that his previous nomination by the estate was still in effect. (Having been passed over by the selection committee in 1986, Rod Serling was automatically enrolled in the 1987 nominations which is the standard process followed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.)
The Board of Directors of the Rod Serling Foundation sent a letter urging that Mr. Serling be selected as a recipient for the Star in the June 1987 selections. Some individuals in the Binghamton area also wrote to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. A few phone calls were made to Johnny Grant, Chair of the five-member Committee who makes the final selections.
Rod Serling was selected as a recipient for the famed star. The ceremony highlighting this event was scheduled for 1988 at the convenience of the Serling family.
Jack Klugman and Burgess Meredith, both fine actors who played lead roles in many Serling projects, were also chosen as star recipients in 1988.
You can find Rod Serling's Walk of Fame star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, directly
across the street from the Kodak Theater, new home the Academy Awards.
Rod's star, freshly set into stone and buffed shiny for the ceremony.
The View of Hollywood from Rod's star, August 2002
Looking West on
years after installation, Rod's star still looks great.
morning in front of Mann's Chinese Theater: expect anything in Hollywood
Mann's Outrageous Entrance
More photos from the 1988 dedication
RSMF Officer Andy Polak and actress Penny Singleton. (She took a shine to Helen and went with RSMF members for Sundaes across the street after the ceremony and after-party.
Singleton and her sister flank Helen Foley after the ceremony.
lady with white ruffled collar is Rod's longtime secretary. Two people to the
right of her is Earl Holliman.
on the street which gathered to watch.
"Mayor" of Hollywood unveiling the star. Carol Serling, partly visible, stands to his left.