Walk of the Stars Palm Springs will honor renowned writer, director, and producer David Lee with the 449th Star on the Walk of the Stars Palm Springs.  The Star will be unveiled on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Downtown Park behind the Stage. The Star Dedication Ceremony is open to the public.

“We are so honored to host the star dedication for this amazing nine-time Emmy award-winning director, producer and writer.  David Lee is a true Palm Springs star.” said Nona Watson, CEO of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

David Lee wrote and produced The Jeffersons and Cheers, and co-created, wrote, and directed Wings and Frasier.  He lives in Palm Springs, and he is very active in local philanthropic endeavors.

Speakers for the event include Jeffrey Richman, David Gerbitz, Danny Feldman, Barbara Boxer, David Hyde Pierce, and Geoff Kors.


Lee has been nominated nineteen times for Primetime Emmy Awards and has won nine of those nominations. He also won the Directors Guild Award, the Golden Globe Award, Producers Guild Award, GLAAD Media Award, British Comedy Award, three Television Critics Association Awards, two Humanities, and the Peabody Award.

He is a passionate supporter of the arts in Palm Springs including Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, One Night Only, Coyote Stageworks, Desert Rose Playhouse and Dezart Performs.  He recently founded The David Lee Foundation which aims to support, enhance, and promote professional theater in Southern California.  Lee also contributed a substantial donation to the Plaza Theater Restoration Fund.

“I have loved Palm Springs for most of my life.  It is nice to finally have evidence the feeling is mutual,” said David Lee.

For more information, contact nwatson@pschamber.org or call the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce at (760) 325-1577.

Since 1992, the Walk of the Stars Palm Springs has honored over 448 celebrities and local personalities on one of the world’s most famous sidewalks.