Johnny Grant

He was known informally as "the Mayor of Hollywood," but a more fitting title for Johnny Grant may have been "ambassador. " Of all the show business folk who have drifted in and out of Tinseltown - some ruling with an ... Read more »
Born: 05/09/1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Confessions of a Superhero 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Christmas Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Walk of Fame 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Woman Eater 1958 (Movie)

Rescue Party Leader (Actor)

Corregidor (Movie)

(Actor)

Mask of the Dragon (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

The Babe Ruth Story (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)
Producer (7)

The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hollywood Christmas Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hollywood's Welcome Home Desert Storm Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

He was known informally as "the Mayor of Hollywood," but a more fitting title for Johnny Grant may have been "ambassador. " Of all the show business folk who have drifted in and out of Tinseltown - some ruling with an iron fist; many simply enjoying its spoils while they could - no one loved Hollywood, itself, more than Grant, who took it upon himself to be its defender, protector and tireless promoter. The former cub reporter and radio host, who passed away in January, 2008 at the age of 84, was a prominent fixture at thousands of events, ribbon cuttings, parades and grand openings; most notably his true love, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where he oversaw the induction of some 500 stars over the decades, as their names took up permanent residence on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. More than anything, in a culture often criticized for hype, Grant - with his cherub-like features and an impish grin - embraced hyperbole, glitz and glamour, insisting unapologetically that Hollywood was nothing if not larger than life.

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