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Eugene Mosley joining Walk of Stars

February 16, 2008

 

By Alexandyr Kent
akent@gannett.com

Artist Eugene Mosley will press his hands and feet into the Greater Shreveport's Walk of Stars on March 14.

"It's like a dream come true," Mosley said.

The longtime Shreveport resident made his name by creating portraits of entertainment celebrities like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway and Johnnie Cochran. He was named the official artist of Davis and remains active in the Shreveport arts community.

Davis' widow, Altovise Davis, was happy to learn the news. "Eugene deserves it," she said by phone. "I think he puts a lot of his heart and soul into his artwork."

Mosley's sidewalk tribute under the Texas Street Bridge will be near squares honoring David Toms, Kix Brooks, Hal Sutton, Eddie Robinson, William Joyce and Huddie Ledbetter.

"Being in the same lineup with them is a great honor," Mosley said.

Mosley also has a Celebrity Jazz signature food line, which puts his name on steak sauce, salad dressings and wine. They are available at 157 Wal-Marts across the country.

There will be an induction ceremony at 10:30 a.m. March 14 on the plaza of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Edwards St. Celebrity guests will attend.

More details are being planned. For information, call the chamber's Debra Wayt at (318) 677-2545.