Mark “Survivor” Burnett Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

By Scott Weber
|  Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009  |  Updated 11:15 AM PDT
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Mark “Survivor” Burnett Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Donald Trump is greeted by producer Mark Burnett at the ceremony honoring Trump with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 16, 2007. Burnett is to receive his own star Wednesday.

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When it comes to television, even the Donald can’t fire Mark Burnett. The top Hollywood television producer will be honored with the 2,387th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday.

Burnett is responsible for some of televisions biggest hits including "Survivor" and "The Apprentice." He was born in London and has had a colorful career. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1982, he served with the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland and the Falklands War. Over the next decade he held a variety of jobs, including being nanny in Beverly Hills and selling tee shirts on Venice beach before hitting it big in television.

Time Magazine included Burnett in their 2004 list "100: Our List of the Most Influential People in the World Today." His shows air in more than 70 countries worldwide. For the past three years, Burnett has also served as the executive producer for the MTV Movie Awards.

DreamWorks Animation SKG CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will join Burnett at the ceremony in front of Supply Sergeant on 6664 Hollywood Blvd. The location is appropriate-- it sells survival gear.
 

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