David Lee, a writer and producer on shows including “The Jeffersons” and “Cheers,” will be recognized with the 449th star on the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars in March, it was announced Wednesday.
The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. March 18 at the Palm Springs Downtown Park and will be open to the public.
In addition to “The Jeffersons” and “Cheers,” Lee also co-created and served as a writer and director for “Wings” and “Frasier.”
Lee was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and won nine. Lee has also won Directors Guild, Golden Globe, Producers Guild, British Comedy and three Television Critics Association awards.
Lee is heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors in the Palm Springs area, most recently donating $5 million to the restoration of the Palm Springs Plaza Theater.
“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.
In a statement, Lee said, “I have loved Palm Springs for most of my life. It is nice to finally have evidence the feeling is mutual.”