WILLIAM PETERSEN GETS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – TRANSCRIPT OF MARG’S SPEECH
February 3, 2009
from official footage released by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
“Billy is a leading man and a total team player. He’s a producer and a staunch union guy. He possesses a combination of talent and curiosity that keeps his work vital week after week, year after year. His persistence, his work ethic, and his attention to others had made him well loved by those who work with him everyday, cast and crew. Millions of fans love him for his many memorable roles, yet the sum of all of the parts he has played don’t come close to the complexity, the kindness, the mystery, the loyalty, and the generosity that is Billy himself.” (Marg starts to get choked up).
“He is both charismatic and down to earth. He has become a success without losing any of himself in the process and that is his greatest achievement of all. I can’t think of a more perfect place for his star on the Walk of Fame than here in the doorstep of Musso and Frank’s, another great Hollywood classic. I’m thrilled for you, Billy (blows him a kiss). Congratulations.” (Marg and Billy hug and kiss).
After Marg’s speech, Billy made a speech of his own and had this to say about Marg:
“Marg Helgenberger…so beautiful, so talented, and after nine years, still the best leading lady I have ever had.”