Dick Gregory gets Star on Hollywood Walk of FameColumnists, Kim's Kronicles — By Kim Webster on February 22, 2015 at 9:28 am
By Kim Webster
HOLLYWOOD CA Feb 2, 2015 – What a wonderful day to celebrate comedian, author, and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Mr Gregory received the 2542nd star located at 1650 Vine St on his 56th wedding anniversary. He thanked and praised his wife Lillian as he spoke at the podium about politics and current affairs sprinkled with his unique humor. Sirius XM radio personality Joe Madison initiated the process to get Mr Gregory the star, “Thank you brother Joseph, he’s the one who started this,” said Mr Gregory. He thanked the fans, all his supporters and a special thanks to Hugh Hefner, “I’m going by to hug him and thank him.” He explained years ago that a “secret law” at venues stated that Black performers could sing and dance but “couldn’t stand flat footed and talk.”
Hugh Hefner violated that “law” and created a “whole new industry with Black and minority comics.” Mr Gregory is periodically heard on KJLH Radio’s Front Page talk show and many Front Page family members came out along with celebrities including Lou Gossett, Roseanne Barr, Freda Payne, The Mooney Twins, Tommy Davidson, Nick Cannon, Fay Hauser, George Lopez, Michael Colyar, Clifton Powell, Denise Nichols, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and many more. “I’m proud of this man who had done so much for the planet. As his daughter, who had to share him with the world, I’m smiling today,” said Ayanna Gregory.