Seen in L.A.: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 05, 2009

Los Angeles — 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. See a short video clip here.

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.

A feature video about Waring and the University's extensive Waring Collection at Pattee Library is online at

(Information from the Penn State Alumni Association; audio excerpt from the University Libraries' Fred Waring Collection online.)

  • To see Fred Waring's radio star, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Jill Shockey

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