Dick Van Patten to be Honored with Star on Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Jan 09, 2008, 00:00 ET from Palm Springs Walk of Stars

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TV legend Dick Van Patten,
 will be honored with the 301st star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. The
 star will be unveiled Saturday, January 12th, 2008 at 11:00AM at 125 E.
 Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.
     Dick Van Patten has been in show business since his first modeling
 assignment at the age of three. With a remarkable career, which includes
 more than 600 radio shows, 27 Broadway plays, 7 television series and 30
 feature films including classics such as Mel Brooks' "High Anxiety", "Robin
 Hood-Men in Tights" "Westworld", "Soylent Green" and "Mr. Roberts". Dick
 Van Patten is still perhaps best known for his popular role as Tom Bradford
 in the long-running hit series, "Eight is Enough".
     Dick Van Patten has proven to have a good head for private enterprise
 as well. Since 1989, Mr. Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been
 supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods, Natural
 Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has grown into an international company, providing
 pet owners superior quality pet foods throughout the United States, Canada,
 the Pacific Rim and Europe. Today, Natural Balance is highly regarded for
 their Ultra Premium line of pet foods for dogs and cats.
     Over the years Dick Van Patten has been involved in helping Animal
 Charities and Rescue Organizations all over the country. He also sponsors
 organizations such as the ATF's Arson Investigation dogs nationwide. Dick
 Van Patten has also teamed up with PETCO to raise money to help fund Guide
 Dogs of the Desert in Southern California, the facility that places guide
 dogs with the visually impaired. The annual Dick Van Patten Celebrity
 Charity Poker Tournament is held in the Coachella Valley and brings media
 attention and prominence to the greater Palm Springs area.
     PETCO and Natural Balance are sponsors of the January 12 event that
 will honor Dick's career and his dedication to animals. Dick Van Patten and
 The PETCO Foundation will announce a partnership to help support the Guide
 Dogs of the Desert at the ceremony.
     "We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with Natural Balance," said
 Rick Rockhill, Director, Merchandise Manager for Dog Foods at PETCO. "His
 commitment to animals is evident by the support Natural Balance provides to
 the many animal shelters and service dog organizations across the country,"
 Rick added.
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SOURCE Palm Springs Walk of Stars