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Jon Peters Gets Star on Walk of Fame

Jon Peters Gets Star on Walk of Fame

As a child actor, Jon Peters rode a donkey in the 1956 film "The Ten Commandments." This week, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a donkey at his side.
"This is kind of embarrassing but I am proud to be here," Peters said Tuesday during a ceremony in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. "I started my career when I was 8 and recently kicked out of elementary school. ... It's been an amazing journey. Thank you."
As a Beverly Hills hairstylist with a celebrity clientele during the 1970s, Peters inspired the character portrayed by Warren Beatty in 1975's "Shampoo."
He became Barbra Streisand's hairdresser and went on to manage her early movie and music career. He produced her 1976 film, "A Star Is Born," and several of her albums.
He was involved in producing several acclaimed films in the 1980s, including "Flashdance," "The Color Purple," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Rain Man" and "Batman."
Most recently, he produced "Batman Returns" and "Superman Returns."
"Jon has done some pretty amazing things with his life," said "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh. "He has given me many films I enjoyed during my childhood and has contributed quite a bit to film history."


Updated : 2021-07-31 18:29 GMT+08:00