May 11, 2014:
 
JANE WYMAN posthumously honored on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars

 
 
 
The presentation of a sidewalk star as a posthumous tribute to JANE WYMAN was celebrated in Palm Springs, CA on May 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM.
 
 
Similarly to Hollywood, Palm Springs, CA has its own Walk of Stars as a tribute to legends from the entertainment industry. In front of Azul Restaurant at 369 North Palm Canyon Drive, JANE WYMAN received a posthumous tribute with her own star on the sidewalk.
 
The sponsors (GENNARO DeVITO, GEORGE KESSINGER and PARIS AGUIRRE) and event manager ROGER FREEMAN were able to get "Falcon Crest" co-producers, executive script consultants and script writers STEPHEN BLACK and HENRY STERN to deliver a speech during the ceremony. They both worked closely with JANE WYMAN for more than two and a half seasons on "Falcon Crest" and have been members of the community in Palm Springs for years.
 
Due to scheduling conflicts, the core cast members of "Falcon Crest" were unable to attend, but ANA-ALICIA sent a lovely message, describing JANE as "a dame in the best sense of the word", which was read to the audience. From the "Falcon Crest" staff and crew, KAREN DAVIS (the set costumer for women and close friend of JANE WYMAN's) and SHIRLEY CUNNINGHAM (JANE's costume designer) as well as MITCHEL EL-MAHDY (the set medic, who also occasionally played David, Richard's servant) were in attendance. The list of the guests of honor also included actress RUTA LEE and SHANNA HIRSCHI, a representative of the Arthritis Foundation (as JANE was their official spokesperson for decades).
The event was open to the public; "Falcon Crest" fans were welcome to attend.
 
The current owners of JANE WYMAN's former house in Rancho Mirage, DAN ROBERTSON and STEVE SCHULLER, were having an Open House (by invitation only) from 2 - 4 PM on May 11, 2014. There is still some of JANE's original furniture there and her beautiful pink rose bushes which she loved. STEVE BLACK and HENRY STERN also attended and gave fans a chance to discuss "Falcon Crest". For extra "WYMAN atmosphere", some of her movie posters were on display. The members and followers of the GERMAN FALCON CREST FAN CLUB were welcome to visit JANE's former home.
 
 
 
Photographic Impressions

GERRY DeVITO before unveiling JANE WYMAN's star
 
"Falcon Crest" co-producer, executive script consultant and writer HENRY STERN
 
front row: HENRY STERN & STEPHEN BLACK;
back row: BILL LANESE, ROGER FREEMAN and GERRY DeVITO
 
GEORGE KESSINGER, BOB ALEXANDER, RUTA LEE, GERRY DeVITO and PARIS AGUIRRE unveiling JANE WYMAN's star
 
JANE WYMAN's star
 
SHIRLEY CUNNINGHAM and KAREN DAVIS
 
ROGER FREEMAN, HENRY STERN, GERRY DeVITO and STEPHEN BLACK at JANE's former home