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Name: Sid Grauman  
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Date of Birth: 17th March 1879
Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Sidney Patrick Grauman (March 17, 1879 - March 5, 1950) was an American showman who created one of Southern California's most recognizable and visited landmarks, Grauman's Chinese Theater. He had owned movie theaters in Alaska and Northern California before building three noteworthy Los Angeles movie palaces: the Million Dollar Theater, the Egyptian Theater, and finally the Chinese, noted for its extravagant exterior design and its forecourt containing celebrity hand- and footprints.

Grauman received an honorary Academy Award in 1949 for raising the standard for film exhibition. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6379 Hollywood Blvd. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

One of Grauman's surviving (albeit somewhat distant) relatives is film and television director Walter Grauman, who still lives in Los Angeles. Walter Grauman's children and grandchildren will continue to carry the famed family name.

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