About the Author:
Ed Lewis has the distinction of having
created the Hollywood Walk of Fame
cause-related marketing and licensing program. He developed
this successful nationwide celebrity marketing program during
his six year tenure as Executive Vice President of the
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Some of his accomplishments
include persuading over 300 famous personalities to
participate in the Walk of Fame marketing program that enabled
the Chamber to refurbish and preserve this world-famous
Hollywood landmark. To officially recognize and thank these
entertainers for supporting the marketing program Ed
established the first-ever "Walk of
Fame Reunion Awards Dinner" that featured many of
the famous celebrities who have stars on Hollywood Boulevard.
Following these achievements, he successfully produced a
fundraising program entitled "A
Salute to Famous TV Doctors" featuring the stars of
"Ben Casey," "The Love Boat," "General Hospital" and "St.
Elsewhere" for Riverside Community Hospital. The next year he
exceeded his expectations with an event that he describes as
"the thrill of a lifetime" that was "A Salute to The Stars
of M*A*S*H" featuring Mike Farrell,
Gary Burghoff, Bill Christopher, Loretta Swit, John Schuck and
Larry Linville. As a result of Ed's interest and
creative abilities in working with celebrities throughout his
career, he quite naturally conceived the concept of the
that he envisions as "The" celebrity information reference
book. Designing the celebrity questionnaire data form and
contacting the celebrities to get their participation in this
exciting new venture proved fruitful. Over 300 celebrities
responded to his request and many provided Ed with photographs
and autographs for publication as well.
Ed McMahon was so impressed with the project
that he gladly provided the special introduction for the 1st
edition of the Celebrity Almanac.
Ed has a BA degree in Social Science and a Master of Science
degree in Public Administration that he received from
California State University at Los Angeles. One of Ed�s
hobbies is staying abreast of both business developments and
celebrity happenings in the entertainment industry. Also, he
is very pleased that he is able to share his creative and
technical skills in marketing with others as an instructor at
two universities in Southern California.
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