Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Created in 1958, the Walk of Fame has become a tribute to performers and others within show business. Honorees receive a star based on achievements in motion pictures, live theater, radio, television, and/or music. Currently, 16 Phis have been recognized with stars.
Harry S. Ackerman Dartmouth College, 1935 Television
Burt Reynolds Florida State University, 1957 Motion Pictures
Tim Conway Bowling Green University, 1956 Motion Pictures
Robert Wise Franklin College, 1936 Motion Pictures
Will H. Hays Wabash College, 1920 Motion Pictures
Van Heflin University of Oklahoma, 1932 2 Stars: Motion Pictures and Television
Jeffery Hunter Northwestern University, 1950 Motion Pictures
Ken Carpenter Lombard College, 1921 Radio
Zachary Scott University of Texas, 1935 Motion Pictures
Wendell Niles University of Montana, 1927 Radio
Ken Niles University of Montana, 1928 Radio
Neil Armstrong Purdue University, 1955 Television
Grantland Rice Vanderbilt University, 1901 Radio
Roger Ebert University of Illinois, 1964 Motion Pictures
Pierre Cossette University of Southern Cal., 1949 Music
Frank Crumit Ohio University, 1912 Music

The Academy Awards
The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in entertainment. The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of categories. 6 Phis have combined to win 11 Academy Awards.
Robert Wise Franklin College, 1936 5 Academy Awards: Best Director: "Sound of Music", Best Picture: "Sound of Music", Best Director: "West Side Story", Best Picture: "West Side Story", Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 1967
Frank Cavett Ohio University, 1927 2 Academy Awards: Best Writing, Screenplay: "Going My Way" (1944), Best Writing, Motion Picture Story: "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952)
Francis D. Lyon UCLA, 1928 Best Film Editing: "Body and Soul"
Van Heflin University of Oklahoma, 1932 Best Actor in a Supporting Role: "Johnny Eager"
Claude Jarman Jr. Vanderbilt, 1956 Juvenile Award: For the outstanding child actor of 1946: "Yearling"
Al Meyer Jr. Cal. State - Northridge, 1991 Academy Award for Technical Achievement, 2001

The Golden Globes
The Golden Globe Awards are awards for motion pictures and television programs. It has been run since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). 5 Phis have combined to win 8 Golden Globes.
Burt Reynolds Florida State, 1957 2 Golden Globes: Actor In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy Series: "Evening Shade", Actor In A Supporting Role: "Boogie Nights"
Robert Wise Franklin College, 1936 3 Golden Globes: Picture Producer - Musical Or Comedy: "The Sound of Music" Picture Producer - Musical: "West Side Story" Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Dabney Coleman University of Texas, 1953 Actor In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy Series: The Slap Maxwell Story
Mike Connors UCLA, 1950 Actor In A Television Series - Drama: Mannix
Tim Conway Bowling Green University, 1956 Actor In A Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie: "The Carol Burnett Show"

The Emmy Awards (Primetime)
The Emmy Awards, instituted in 1949, are given for recognition in the field of television. 11 Phis have combined to win 25 Emmy Awards
Sam Simon Stanford University, 1977 9 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "The Tracy Ullman Show" (1989). Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: "The Tracey Ullman Show" (1990). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (1990). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (1991). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (1995). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (1997). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (1998). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (2000). Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less): "The Simpsons" (2001).
Tim Conway Bowling Green University, 1956 6 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: "Coach" Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: "Carol Burnett Show" 1978 and 1977 Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: "Carol Burnett Show", Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety: "Carol Burnett Show". Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series: "30 Rock" (2008)
Burt Reynolds Florida State University, 1957 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: "Evening Shade"
Dabney Coleman University of Texas, 1953 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special: "Sworn to Silence"
Dean Hargrove Wichita State University, 1960 Outstanding Limited Series: "The NBC Mystery Movie"
Hugh Wilson University of Oklahoma, 1932 Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: "Frank's Place"
Ted Bessell University of Colorado, 1957 Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "The Tracey Ullman Show"
Bill Butler Iowa Wesleyan, 1943 2 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special: "A Streecar Named Desire" 1984. Outstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Special: "Raid on Entebbe" 1976
The Emmy Awards (Daytime)
Robert Calhoun University of Maryland Outstanding Drama Series: "As the World Turns" (1987)
James Pritchett University of Southern California Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: "The Doctors"
John C. Feld Depauw University, 1984 Outstanding Service Show: "Martha Stewart Living" (2001)

The Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy, are awarded for outstanding achievements in the recording industry. The Grammys are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars in the music world. Phi Delta Theta is one of only a few fraternities to have Grammy winners included among its alumni. 2 Phis have won the Grammy.
Erich Kunzel Dartmouth College, 1957 Best Engineered Album, Classical. "Copland: Music of America"
Bob James University of Michigan, 1961 2 Grammy Awards. Best Pop Instrumental Performance, "One On One". Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental, "Double Vision"

Tony Awards
What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the "Antoinette Perry Award" is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. It is generally regarded as the theatre's closest equivalent to the Oscars. A Phi was the founder of the Tony and as such was awarded one posthumously.
Brock Pemberton University of Kansas, 1908 Honorary. "Founder of awards and its original chairman" (Awarded posthumously in 1950)
Pierre Cossette University of Southern Cal., 1949 Producer: Best Musical “The Will Rogers Follies.”(1991)
Tim Kashani University of Cal., Irvine, 1991 Producer: Best Musical “Memphis.”(2010)

Interesting Facts about Phis in Entertainment

"The First Captain"

Jeffery Hunter, Northwestern University, 1950 was the first Captain of Star Trek. He was cast as Captain Christopher Pike on the pilot episode of Star Trek.

"Better Late Than Never"

Robert Wise, Franklin College, 1936, one of the most famed Hollywood Directors, was initiated into Phi Delta Theta decades after first enrolling in college. As a Phikeia, he satisfied all the requirements for initiation but was forced to discontinue his studies at Franklin College due to lack of funds. He was finally initiated in June 1968.

"Almost..."

Three Phis have won Academy Awards. Two others, Burt Reynolds, Florida State, 1957 and Werner Janssen Dartmouth College, 1921 were also nominated for Academy Awards but did not win. Reynolds was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Boogie Nights" (1998). Janssen was nominated 5 times for Best Musical Scores between 1939-46.

"Hollywood Rumors"

There has always been a long standing rumor in Hollywood that Burt Reynolds Florida State, 1957 was originally cast as Michael Corleone in the Godfather but Marlon Brando wouldn't act with him, considering him more of a TV star.

"A Helping Hand in History"

Brock Pemberton, University of Kansas, 1908 the famed Broadway Producer produced the play "Miss Lulu Bett" in 1920. It was a landmark in the history of theater and literature because the writer of the play, Zona Gale, became the first woman ever to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

"The Moral Police"

Will H. Hays, Wabash, College 1900 First President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (currently known as the Motion Picture Association of America - MPAA) created The Production Code better known as the Hays Code which set guidelines governing the production of motion pictures. The code spelled out what was and was not considered morally acceptable in the production of United States motion pictures. It was adopted in 1934, and abandoned in 1967 when films began to become more liberal and enforcement was more difficult. The code is regarded as the forerunner of the present day MPAA rating sytem (i.e. PG, PG-13, R, etc.)

Star in The Sky ...Star in The Street"

Neil Armstrong Purdue University, 1955 holds a very peculiar distinction in that he is one of three people honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame who is not associated with the entertainment industry. He, along with Apollo 11 crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, received stars for television. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the most watched events in television history. At the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine a special "round star" on each of the four corners commemorates the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Imprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre is the most famous theatre in the entertainment industry mainly because of it's forecourt where many stars have made their imprints and autographs in cement. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of Hollywood. To have an imprint at the theatre is considered a great honor. While there have been over 2000 stars awarded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there have only been about 200 star prints made so far, and the remaining empty space in the theatre's small forecourt is so scarce that the honor is reserved solely for true Hollywood superstars. Only 6 fraternities are represented on the forecourt. Phi Delta Theta is the only fraternity to have two members be honored with imprints, Van Heflin, University of Oklahoma, 1932 and Burt Reynolds, Florida State University, 1957. The other fraternity men? John Wayne (Sigma Chi), Paul Newman (Phi Kappa Tau), Steven Spielberg (Theta Chi), Harrison Ford (Sigma Nu) and Kevin Costner (Delta Chi).
Van Heflin University of Oklahoma, 1932 Ceremony 110, October 8, 1954
Burt Reynolds Florida State University, 1957 Ceremony 146, September 24, 1981