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16th Annual California Hall of Fame

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the 16th class of the California Hall of Fame! A recording of the Aug. 22, 2023 virtual induction ceremony is linked in the Ceremonies Gallery.


Carrie Fisher: Actress and Screenwriter
Maggie Gee: Pilot and Physicist
Etta James: Singer
José Julio Sarria: LGBTQ Rights Activist and Pioneer
Vin Scully: LA Dodgers Broadcaster
Shirley Temple Black: Actress and Public Servant
Archie Williams: Olympic Gold Medalist and Educator

Virtual Exhibitions

The all-posthumous 16th class is featured in virtual exhibitions developed by the Museum in collaboration with the inductees’ representatives. View them now on the California Hall of Fame virtual exhibitions page.

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