Valerie Bertinelli Honored with Star
on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actress Valerie Bertinelli with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, August 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. “Valerie is one of Hollywood’s most popular and loved television actresses and we are proud to honor her with a star on the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. “One could say, she is Hot in Hollywood!” he added.
Bertinelli received the 2476th star in the Television category at 6912 Hollywood Boulevard. Speaking at the event were her “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White.
An adored actress, Valerie Bertinelli’s long and celebrated career has expanded to include equally beloved TV personality, spokesperson and best-selling author. She is currently starring as Melanie Moretti on the TV Land original series, “Hot in Cleveland,” which in 2011 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
In 2007, Bertinelli realized new and remarkable success as the face of the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program, authored the NY Times #1 bestseller, Losing It, and inspired millions of people to try to become their best and healthiest selves. In 2009, she wrote a follow-up to her first book, Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge. Valerie also released a fitness DVD entitled “Losing It and Keeping Fit” at the end of that year.
There has always been something special about Valerie. A two-time Golden Globe® winner, she made her acting debut in TV commercials, public service announcements and the TV series, “Apple’s Way,” before landing her big break at age 14 on “One Day At A Time,” Norman Lear’s 1975 acclaimed series about a divorced mother raising her two daughters. Bertinelli co-starred as the character Barbara Cooper and the series ran on CBS for nine years, ending in 1984.
As one of Hollywood’s brightest and most-liked young talents, Bertinelli helped develop, produce and star in the highly-rated TV movies “I Was a Mail Order Bride” and“The Seduction of Gina.” She stayed extremely busy as one of primetime’s go-to actresses for movies and mini-series, including “Shattered Vows,” “Judith Krantz’s I’ll Take Manhattan,” “Silent Witness,” “Rockabye,” “Murder of Innocence,” “In A Child’s Name,” “What She Doesn’t Know,” and many more. More recently, she co-starred in “True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet” and guested on “Boston Legal” in a part David E. Kelly wrote especially for her. Her other forays into the sitcom world include starring on the hit series “Touched by an Angel,” “Café Americain” and “Sydney,” which she also executive produced.
Valerie has also served as a correspondent for “The Rachael Ray Show.” However, Valerie’s best and favorite production is her teenage son, Wolfgang, who achieved his own notoriety as the bassist for the legendary rock group Van Halen on its 2007-2008 North American Tour.
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