Palm Springs, CA
The beloved late actor and comedian Leslie Jordan may not have called Palm Springs home, but he graced the local scene with numerous performances and generously supported various causes, including the Steve Chase Awards.
In honor of Jordan, who passed away in 2022, the Del Shores Foundation will proudly sponsor his induction as the 462nd luminary on the illustrious Palm Springs Walk of Stars. This commemorative event will take place on October 20th at 11 a.m., at the intersection of Museum Way and North Museum Drive.
The ceremony will be presided over by renowned film director and playwright Shores, alongside actor Emerson Collins. It promises special appearances by co-stars and dear friends, including Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Dale Dickey, Cheyenne Jackson, Bart Stevens, and Ann Walker. The celebration will be further enriched by a captivating performance by Danny Myrick. Nona Watson, CEO of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, will present Jordan’s sister, Cricket Jordan, with a symbolic pin and replica. Palm Springs City Councilmember Lisa Middleton will also present a proclamation declaring it Leslie Jordan Day.
In a heartfelt statement, Shores shared, “Leslie Jordan was my friend, my muse, my confidant, my brother for over 37 years. Leslie would LOVE this honor. He adored Palm Springs, giving back to this beautiful community for decades. I miss him every day. We all do. Now, we can be reminded of his amazing legacy to our entertainment, our laughter, and to our LGBTQ+ community by visiting his PS star.”
Standing at 4 feet 11 inches, Jordan was an Emmy-winning luminary renowned for his portrayals of Lonnie Garr in “Hearts Afire,” Beverly Leslie in “Will & Grace,” and Phil in “Call Me Kat.” He also made a memorable appearance in the reality TV series “Trixie Motel” hosted by drag persona Trixie Mattel in 2022, as one of the lifeguards vying for a position at the renovated Palm Springs hotel.