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Overview (4)

Born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameJohn Grant Jr.
Nickname Mr. Hollywood

Mini Bio (1)

Johnny Grant was born on May 9, 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA as John Grant Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Sci-Fi Boys (2006) and Confessions of a Superhero (2007). He died on January 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Trivia (11)

A local Los Angeles area TV personality, he was the honorary Mayor of Hollywood, California, and officiates over the unveiling's of Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from the 1960s until his death in 2008.
His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is between Zsa Zsa Gabor and Glenn Miller, who was his commanding officer in the Air Force during World War II.
Has produced the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade since 1978.
Was briefly on the Dumont Network as host of the game show "Beat the Clock" from 1946-1949.
His headquarters for years was the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where he died.
Worked long and hard as one of Hollywood's most loyal supporters, working with the Chamber of Commerce to preserve the landmark Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame.
Worked extensively on radio doing celebrity interviews in the 1940s and 1950s in between small roles in films and TV. Later became a red-carpet greeter at award shows.
Moved to Hollywood after the war and appeared in a small role in The Babe Ruth Story (1948).
Began working as a radio reporter in the early 1940s before joining the Army in WWII.
Friend of Gene Autry and Bob Hope.

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