Marg Helgenberger of 'CSI' gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Rain may have been washing away evidence all over Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, but "CSI" stalwart Marg Helgenberger had nothing to worry about: She was ensconced under one of Tinseltown's trademark tents, getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With fellow "CSI" cast member Jorja Fox and "China Beach" costar Dana Delaney on the scene to say a few words, Helgenberger accepted the 2,458th star on the legendary Hollywood walk. Her son Hugh Howard Rosenberg, a production assistant on the show, was on hand as well.
"Beautiful tribute for my pal Marg Helgenberger," Delaney said via Twitter. "She looked radiant in the rain!"
Though Helgenberger's Catherine Willows is leaving "CSI" after 13 seasons, nobody's killing off the stripper-turned-crime-scene-investigator character on her way out — meaning the actress could be back in a guest star capacity. "You haven’t seen the last of me," Helgenberger told the Associated Press recently.
Event producers were tweeting with relief when the tent arrived in the 8 o'clock hour, but a cold reality remained: "City does not allow tenting on street audience area," Walk of Fame publicist Ana Martinez noted, so fans had to fend for themselves in a downpour that reportedly eased just as the ceremony ended.
Their stamina was rewarded with autographs and attention from Marg herself when the induction ceremony was complete.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photos: Marg Helgenberger signs autographs for her "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" fans, top, after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday. Credits: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press, top; Robyn Beck / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images.