PAGE SIX – Eight prominent Californians will be added to the state Hall of Fame to honor their contributions to art, science, literature and sports, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
This year’s list includes Harrison Ford, author Isabel Allende, baseball superstar Tony Gwynn, artist Corita Kent, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, journalist Maria Shriver, music entrepreneur Russ Solomon and actor and activist George Takei.
Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown will induct the honorees at a Nov. 30 ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento, where an exhibit featuring items loaned by the inductees will open Dec. 1.
The exhibit will include Allende’s Presidential Medal of Freedom for Literature awarded by President Barack Obama in 2014; Ford’s Indiana Jones costume from “Raiders of the Lost Ark;” and Takei’s Hikaru Sulu costume from “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.”
“I am a proud second-generation Californian, humbled to be honored by a state singular in its beauty, diversity and dynamism,” Takei said.
The California Hall of Fame was established in 2006 by the California Museum, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shriver, then his wife. There are now 96 inductees.