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County councilman seeks Pittsburgh 'Walk of Fame'


PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County councilman wants to honor famous dead people with a "Walk of Fame" in downtown Pittsburgh.

Democratic Councilman James Ellenbogen says courtyard bricks would be engraved with the names of former residents or others who have "attracted national or regional recognition".

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Ellenbogen introduced his bill on Tuesday. The idea would be similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, which honors entertainment figures.

Ellenbogen wants a 10-person committee to recommend up to 10 people annually, with the provision that they would have to be dead at least five years and have some substantial connection to the county.

Under those criteria, steel baron Andrew Carnegie, pop artist Andy Warhol, children's TV pioneer Fred Rogers, and Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente are examples of those who could be honored.