Two Irish-American actresses will be honored with one of the most prestigious honors in Hollywood on June of next year. The Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced that “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Patricia Heaton, and Marg Helgenberger, mostly known from her role in TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” will be among the chosen to receive their Stars on the famous Los Angeles strip.
Both actresses are being recognized for their successful careers in television. Patricia Heaton is mostly known from her Emmy-winning role as Ray Romano’s wife, Debra Barone, on the popular sitcom. She has also worked in the films “Beethoven” and “Space Jam,” and is currently working on “The Three Stooges” big screen adaptation.
Helgenberger is known for her TV role as a crime scene investigator in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." She shared in CSI's 2005 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Chairman of the selection committee John Pavlik said: "The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars.”
Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, and the late Richard Burton are among the actors selected for a Star on Hollywood Boulevard for their careers in film. Valerie Bartinelli and “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening will be honored for their roles in TV. Jennifer Lopez is leading the musician’s category which also includes R&B group Boyz II Men and Barry White (posthumous.)
Here is the full list of nominees as reported by The Huffington Post:
Motion Pictures: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone and Richard Burton (posthumous).
Television: Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West.
Recording: Jennifer Lopez, Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous).
Radio: Ellen K.