Ray Dolby honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Founder of Dolby Laboratories and famed inventor receives Hollywood star

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Among the stars

Ray Dolby (1933–2013), the founder of Dolby Laboratories and a pioneer in audio engineering, was posthumously honored with a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2015. The 2,540th star in the category of motion pictures is located right in front of the Dolby Theatre®, at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

At the dedication ceremony, Sid Ganis, past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and Francis Ford Coppola, the film producer, director, and writer, spoke about Ray's life and accomplishments and his impact on cinematic history. Dagmar Dolby accepted the star on behalf of her deceased husband.

"Ray Dolby's impact on the art and science of film and television is incalculable."


A lifetime of achievements

In his lifetime, Ray was a prolific inventor and scientist who garnered a multitude of awards and honors for his accomplishments, ranging from the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton to an Edison Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With more than 50 US patents to his name, Ray helped transform cinematic audio and make an impact on broadcast audio standards worldwide.

Since the founding of Dolby Laboratories 50 years ago, we continue to be inspired by Ray's passion and dedication to uniting art and science, and to innovate in his spirit, not only in the field of audio engineering but also in imaging and display technologies. Dolby Laboratories has received 10 Academy Awards®, 14 Emmy® Awards, and several additional industry awards.

Ray Dolby honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Famed inventor and founder of Dolby Laboratories receives posthumous star in front of the Dolby Theatre®.

Famed inventor Ray Dolby given Hollywood star

Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola shares his memories of Ray.

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Entertainment executive and producer Sid Ganis takes the podium in front of the Dolby Theatre.

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Dagmar Dolby accepts Ray's star.

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