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Danville, Illinois: Wall of Hometown Celebrities

Danville was the hometown of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, Gene Hackman, Donald O'Conner, Bobby Short, and Helen Morgan. The mural faces the theater where these stars began their careers.

W. Harrison St., Danville, IL
Downtown. On the north side of W. Harrison St. just west of its intersection with N. Vermilion St.
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Wall of Hometown Celebrities

Outdoor wall mural, created by artist Andy Goretski, pays homage to six former Danvillians that became world-famous in the entertainment industry: Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, Gene Hackman, Donald O'Conner, Bobby Short, and Helen Morgan. The mural faces the historic Fischer Theatre, where these stars began their careers.

[Robert Hein, 08/09/2016]

All six were born between the years 1900 and 1931. The youngest, Jerry Van Dyke, played the lead in the TV series "My Mother the Car."

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