Michael J. Fox Celebrated With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

AP Wire Service

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael J. Fox said he was glad to have brought some happiness into people’s lives as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“It’s a great thing to do for a living,” the actor said Monday after posing next to his star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood Galaxy Theatre complex.

Best known for the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy and the sitcoms “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” Fox retired from acting in 2000 after revealing that he has Parkinson’s disease.

The 41-year-old founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which raises funds to help find a cure for the disease.

This year, he released his autobiography, “Lucky Man: A Memoir,” which spent 21 weeks on The New York Times best seller list.

His production company, Lottery Hill Entertainment, recently sold a pilot to ABC for a comedy series about a retired hockey player’s transition to fatherhood.