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Buddy Holly to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame today

September 7, 2011 |  9:41 am

Buddy Holly

The late Buddy Holly will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday.

It will be the 2,447th star on the streets of Hollywood.

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The day is set to be declared Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles as his widow, Maria Elena Holly, accepts the star on his behalf. 

Singer and producer Peter Asher, Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers and actor Gary Busey, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Holly, are scheduled to speak.

The presentation is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Holly, ranked by Rolling Stone magazine among the 50 greatest artists of all time, died in a plane crash in 1959. 


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Photo: Photograph from the album cover of "Buddy Holly Memorial Collection." Credit: Universal Music Archives