Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The honor was bestowed posthumously as part of the "Seussentenial" festivities taking place this month in recognition of Geisel’s 100th birthday.
Fans young and old attended the event, as did the late author’s 82-year-old widow, Audrey Geisel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she commented, “I must really thank you for this day. At the same time I think if Ted saw this he would have said, ‘Thank God I am dead!’ He was a very private man. Thank you, thank you. Sam I am.”
Spencer Breslin, one of the child stars of Universal Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of Cat in the Hat, was on hand at the ceremony to join other child actors in a reading of the classic book.
On March 2, the U.S. Postal Service published a new commemorative stamp featuring a color photo of Geisel surrounded by his illustrations of characters featured in his books and several animated TV specials.