Music - Celebrated Composer Charles Fox Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Mulder, 25 march 2024

In a vibrant ceremony set for April 5, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the illustrious career of Charles Fox, awarding him the 2,777th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This event marks a significant milestone for Fox, whose influence in the music and entertainment industry spans decades, immortalizing his contributions on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard.

Charles Fox, born on October 30, 1940, in New York City, has become synonymous with the soundtrack of American culture. His compositions have adorned over 100 films, numerous television series, and have echoed in the hearts of millions around the globe. Fox's music, characterized by its versatility and emotive power, has garnered him two Oscar nominations, two Emmy wins, and a Grammy for the timeless hit "Killing Me Softly with His Song."

The ceremony, scheduled to take place at 11:30 am PT at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, will not only honor Charles Fox's past achievements but also highlight his ongoing contributions to music and the arts. Esteemed speakers Paul Williams, along with a surprise guest, will join emcee Steve Nissen in celebrating Fox's legacy. The star will be strategically placed in front of the Musician’s Institute, neighboring those of his late friends and fellow music legends, Composer Jerry Goldsmith and Songwriter Hal David.

Charles Fox's career is a testament to his enduring talent and adaptability, having composed iconic theme songs for TV series such as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and The Love Boat, as well as memorable scores for films including Barbarella and Nine to Five. Beyond his celebrated compositions, Fox has played a pivotal role in music education and philanthropy, notably through his annual concerts benefiting the Fulfillment Fund.

The unveiling of his star on the Walk of Fame coincides with the release of the documentary "Killing Me Softly with his Songs," chronicling his life and musical journey. The film's release on April 2, followed by a concert at Vibrato Jazz Club on April 11, offers fans a deep dive into the storied career of this musical maestro.

Charles Fox's dedication to his craft and community extends to his educational endeavors, having provided master classes at Berklee College of Music and NYU, and establishing a yearly scholarship in musical composition at La Guardia High School of the Arts, NYC. His work as an Ambassador for The Society of Composers & Lyricists further exemplifies his commitment to the future of music.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, continues to be a symbol of artistic achievement and a beacon for fans worldwide. Charles Fox's star is a fitting tribute to his monumental impact on music and entertainment, ensuring his legacy will be celebrated for generations to come.

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Who will be present; Charles Fox, Steve Nissen, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
Guest speakers : Paul Williams and a surprise guest
What : Dedication of the 2,777th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
When : Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:30 AM PT 
Where :  6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Musician’s Institute 
Watch live : The event will be streamed live exclusively at

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(Source : press release)