Skip to Main Content

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.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Wall of Hometown Celebrities

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Celebrities of Danville.

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."

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lindley Sign Post ForestLindley Sign Post Forest, Danville, IL - < 1 mi.
Brick People - Danville USABrick People - Danville USA, Danville, IL - < 1 mi.
Ernie Pyle World War II MuseumErnie Pyle World War II Museum, Dana, IN - 23 mi.
In the region:
Giant Antlers, Casey, IL - 60 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Troll Hole, Alliance, Ohio (Sep 25-Oct 1, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings