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Known for directing and producing Disney Channel’s hugely popular “High School Musical” and “Descendants” franchises, Ortega has a long history with The Walt Disney Company including directing “Newsies” and “Hocus Pocus.” Throughout his remarkable career, which spans over four decades, Ortega also directed and/or choreographed “Dirty Dancing,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty in Pink” and the “This Is It” documentary.
Emmy Award-winning director, producer, and choreographer Kenny Ortega received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, July 24, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. As part of the ceremony, actresses Kathy Najimy and Jennifer Grey, and Gary Marsh, president, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, made remarks honoring Ortega.
Ortega’s family, friends, and stars from “High School Musical” and “Descendants” attended the ceremony along with fans who gathered on Hollywood Boulevard outside of the Pantages Theatre to celebrate this milestone in Ortega’s career.