Thursday, February 2, 2012

Did you know...

Hollywood staple, Hedda Hopper passed away on February 1, 1966.

Hedda was a former stage and screen actress who's very popular gossip column was published in the LA Times starting in 1938.  It was such a hit she got her own radio show, "Hedda Hopper's Hollwood" and ultimately had her own television specials of the same name.

She was an avid Disney fan who kept a vintage Mickey Mouse print in her office, a gift from Walt himself, signed "To Hedda From Walt." In fact, Walt was a guest on her 1960 special Hedda Hopper's Hollywood which aired on NBC on January 10. Other famous guest included Lucille Ball, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds and Bob Hope.

Despite her death in 1966, the spirit of Hedda still lives on.  The next time you visit Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, keep an eye out for a Streetmosphere Character on Hollywood Boulevard who Hedda would have found very familiar.


Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

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