Raymond Chandler will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chandler will be one of a small group of writers to join the many actors and directors who have earned Hollywood Walk of Fame stars.

'The Big Sleep' is by Raymond Chandler.

Noir author Raymond Chandler will have his name put on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Chandler, whose novels were the source of such classic films as “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye,” also worked as a screenwriter, penning the scripts for such acclaimed movies as “Strangers on a Train” and “Double Indemnity."

Chandler is one of the few writers to receive stars on the famous path in comparison to the vast number of actors or directors who have been awarded them. Other writers include Dr. Seuss (also known as Theodor Geisel), Ogden Nash, Roger Ebert, Louella Parsons, and Ray Bradbury

Others who will receive stars on the Walk of Fame in 2015 include actors Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, and Daniel Radcliffe as well as musician Pitbull, director Peter Jackson, and Bob Kane, co-creator of “Batman."

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