In Remembrance of Gil Cates
Flowers were placed on his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA November 1, 2011- Flowers were placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Gil Cates on November 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. The star is located at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard. The flowers are placed on the stars on behalf of the Hollywood community by the Hollywood Historic Trust.
Gilbert Gil Cates is an American film director and television producer. He is probably best known for producing the annual Academy Award shows. In September 2007, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that he would be producing the 80th Academy Awards, his 14th time. The awards took place on Sunday February 24, 2008. Cates directed a number of feature films including I Never Sang for My Father and Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, Oh, God! Book II and The Last Married Couple in America. Cates was born Gilbert Katz in New York City, the son of Nina and Nathan Katz, who was a dress manufacturer. There he attended DeWitt Clinton High School.