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"Simpsons" Creator Matt Groening Getting Walk of Fame Star Tomorrow

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Matt Groening, creator of the first family of TV animation, is getting a star on the Walk of Fame
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Hollywood is going to give "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening the ultimate forever Valentine and an early birthday gift tomorrow as he's honored with the 2,459th star on the Walk of Fame.The star, located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard at the corner of Sycamore and near "The Simpsons" star, will be revealed during a ceremony February 14 at 11:30 a.m. that will be hosted by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler, with guest speakers and actors Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith, who provide many of the voices for some beloved Simpsons characters.

Groening, born February 15 in Portland, Oregon, has been an Angeleno since 1977.

"The Simpsons" began as animated shorts used between sketches on "The Tracey Ullman" show, and then spun off into its own series, which debuted in December 1989. Next Sunday, February 19, The Simpsons will air their landmark 500th episode.

LA TACO has a photo of the Groening star installation from earlier today on the Boulevard.