One man stands alone among the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gene Autry, best known for his roles in Western movies from the 1930s through the early 1960s, has five different stars for his work in motion pictures, television, recording, radio, and live performance. Three luminaries have four stars on the popular tourist attraction -- Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney and Tony Martin.
In 1935, Autry starred in Tumbling Tumbleweeds, the first Western with a storyline that centered on the main character's ability to sing -- making it the first ever musical Western. All five of the Singing Cowboy's stars can be found along Hollywood Boulevard.
More on Hollywood's best street for stargazing:
- The Walk of Fame can be found on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and both sides of Vine Street. There are more than 2,300 terrazzo and brass stars embedded into the sidewalks.
- Joanne Woodward’s star was the first to be placed on the Walk of Fame, on 9 February 1960. An average of 20 stars are added each year.
- A longer list of classic Hollywood idols have three stars, including Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nelson Eddy, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Robert Young.