Three-starred Hollywood Walk of Fame's Fred Waring, Penn State Class of '22

Three-starred Hollywood Walk of Fame's Fred Waring, Penn State Class of '22

Fred Waring, Penn State Class of '22, is the first Penn Stater to make it to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and only one of a few celebrities to have not one but three stars, for radio, television and recording. He was nationally known as director and founder of The Pennsylvanians orchestra and chorus; a pioneer in radio, stage shows, television and recording; fostered choral singing in America by organizing the Fred Waring Music Workshop; and co-inventor of the Waring Blender. (Information from the Penn State Alumni Association; audio excerpt from the University Libraries' Fred Waring Collection online.)