New York, NY - November 3, 2010
: Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announces that award winning and legendary actor, Richard Dreyfuss, will be honored as this month's Ride of Fameв„ў dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Dreyfuss will unveil a personalized Gray Line New York bus with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre located on 38 Commerce Street on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
Dreyfuss is a native New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn. The actor is best known for starring in a number of roles in film, television, and theater including Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland's Opus, and more. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 and the Golden Globe Award in 1978. He will be the sixth inductee to be honored by Gray Line New York, for his commendable representation of New York City. "Thank you Gray Line New York for inviting me to be a part of their Ride of Fameв„ў campaign. I understand they carry many visitors from around the world. I hope my bus will help remind everyone my belief that the public schools should teach kids how to run the country before it's their turn to run the country."
Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its continuing Ride of Fameв„ў campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.
"It is absolutely an honor to have Richard Dreyfuss as a Ride of Fame inductee," said David Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "As a mesmerizing actor born in New York City, Mr. Dreyfuss symbolizes what it means to be an exemplary New Yorker both on the screen and on the stage. In addition to all the accolades he's collected, Mr. Dreyfuss can now add a Gray Line New York mobile monument to his collection."
The dedication will include the revealing of Dreyfuss' signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to ride each day moving forward. Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame campaign includes a monthly dedication with other commendable New Yorkers to follow.