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Larry King named Grand Marshal

November 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Preparations are well under way for the upcoming Hollywood Christmas parade and the Grand Marshall has been named.CNN talk show host Larry King will have the top honor of serving as the 2010 Grand Marshal.

His family along with several other celebrities will be joining him, including cast members from ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family." Kyle and Christopher Massey will also serve as roving reporters.

"I, and my wife Shawn, and two boys, Chance and Cannon, look forward to greeting everyone in the streets of Hollywood on November 28th as we make our way around the parade route to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season," King said.

King is one of many celebrities who will serve as Grand Marshal. Joe E. Brown was the parade's first grand marshal in 1932, and others include Bob Hope, Gene Autry and Jimmy Stewart.

The parade will head down Hollywood Boulevard the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving on Nov. 28.

The City News Service contributed to this report.