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Tourists: This is not the Harrison Ford star you're looking for




Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson and host John Rabe outside Musso & Frank in Hollywood
Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson and host John Rabe outside Musso & Frank in Hollywood
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Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson and host John Rabe outside Musso & Frank in Hollywood
Harrison Ford's star in front of Musso & Frank in Hollywood - but not the Harrison Ford you're thinking of.
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At Musso & Frank, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. you'll find a star for an actor named Harrison Ford. The story goes that when Harrison Ford, star of "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" learned he was going to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he was surprised because he thought he already had one: the one in front of Musso's. 

But in fact, the star out front is for Harrison Ford the silent star, who was born in 1884 and died in 1957. 

Ford started making films in 1915 and was leading man opposite Norma Talmadge, Marion Davies, Clara Bow and others. He only made one talkie, Love in High Gear, in 1932. He was hit by a car in 1951 and never fully recovered.