Walk of Fame
Circle Cinema’s Walk of Fame honors Oklahomans that have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. Actors, writers, directors, musicians, and more, these stars have all called the Sooner State home at one point in their lives.
Circle Cinema’s Oklahoma Walk of Fame
(in alphabetical order)
Raised on a cattle ranch near present day Autry, Ok, Gene Autry is America’s original “singing cowboy”. He is the only entertainer to have all five possible stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
A Duncan, OK native and OSU alum, Hoyt Axton rose to prominence as a folk singer before finding success as an actor including beloved roles in Gremlins, The Black Stallion, and Heart Like a Wheel.
Born in Yale, OK, Chet Baker went onto international fame as a musician which led to small roles in several films. Oklahoma recognized July 2, 2005 as “Chet Baker Day” in his honor.
Few know that Carl Bartholomew was the man that coined KTUL ‘8’s the Place’ slogan. A Tulsa fixture, he directed and starred in Cole Justice, and hosted the long-running local kids show Uncle Zeb’s Cartoon Camp.
From Oklahoma City, Bob Berney has been a preeminent force in the film industry for over 20 years. He served as head of marketing and distribution for Amazon Studios and is now CEO of production company Picturehouse.
William Boyd’s family moved to Tulsa in 1902, where he stayed until leaving for Hollywood in 1918. He enjoyed success as a leading man during the silent movie era but is indelibly linked to his character of Hopalong Cassidy in the talkies.
Brennan Brown spent much of his youth in Tulsa until his graduation from Booker T Washington. After the success he had in local theater productions, he returned to his native LA and found a fruitful career in film and television.
Now a Hollywood mainstay, Gary Busey grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Nathan Hale High School. Tulsans fondly remember him from his early local television days when he was featured on Gailard Sartain's cult favorite Mazeppa Pompazoidi.
The “man of 1,000 faces” Lon Chaney met and married his wife in 1905 while performing in Oklahoma City. They remained in the state for the birth of their son, but departed for Hollywood in 1910.
Born in Broken Arrow, OK, Kristin Chenoweth studied opera at Oklahoma City University. She has since won two Tony Awards on Broadway in addition to an Emmy for her role in Pushing Daisies.
Larry Clark exploded onto the art scene with the raw and unflinching photobook about the true lives of youth in his hometown, aptly named Tulsa. He has gone on to direct numerous films centered around themes of teenage rebellion and what it means to grow up in small-town America.
An acclaimed musician, Tulsan Roy Clark is perhaps best known for a groundbreaking tour of the USSR in 1976 taking country music behind the Iron Curtain. In between albums, Clark also acted in several films.
Doug Claybourne was raised in Tulsa and graduated from the University of Tulsa. His work behind the scenes in Hollywood began as an assistant director to Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now before transitioning to producing.
From Shawnee, OK, Joe Cobb is best known as an original Little Rascal in the Our Gang silent shorts. He continued acting into adulthood, appearing in films through 1940.
A producer and director, Jason Connell opened his production company in his hometown of Tulsa before moving to Los Angeles. He also founded the traveling United Film Festival which brought renowned films to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Tulsa.