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Embarrassing Typo, and We Didn’t do It: ‘Seinfeld’ Star Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Name is Misspelled

May 5, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Could this be the handiwork of the notorious TVWeek copy editor moonlighting? Julia Louis-Dreyfus was surprised on Tuesday, May 4, during the ceremony unveiling her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to see her name misspelled on the star.

Instead of Julia Louis-Dreyfus it read Julia Luis Dreyfus.

Quipped Louis-Dreyfus after the ceremony, according to the Associated Press, "The misspelling was so perfectly apt, a great metaphor for show business. Right when you think you’ve made it, you get knocked down. It’s an ideal metaphor for how this business works."

According to the article, the last time it was discovered that a star’s name was misspelled during an unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was in 1993, when Dick Van Dyke’s name was misspelled.

Once a new star is made with the correct spelling of Louis-Dreyfus’ name, the misspelled star will be given to the "Seinfeld’ and ""The New Adventures of Old Christine" actress as a keepsake. 

One Comment

  1. It was my former CNN coworker David Daniel who spotted it hours before the ceremony and informed the LA Chamber of their gaffe.

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