Hollywood Wax Museum Owners Recognized as Heroes of Hollywood

Raubi Sundher, Jay Sundher and Tej Sundher (second, third and fourth from right) accept the Heroes of Hollywood Award
Raubi Sundher, Jay Sundher and Tej Sundher (second, third and fourth from right) accept the Heroes of Hollywood Award

June 7, 2012
The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation recognized community leaders today at its 19th annual Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon.

Among the distinguished group of honorees was The Sundher Family, whose legacy in the Hollywood community dates back to the founding of the Hollywood Wax Museum in 1965. Now the longest running wax museum in the United States, the world-famous attraction was created by Spoony Singh, and his family has continued to own, operate, and update it ever since. The family has also been recognized as one of Hollywood’s most generous supporters.

According to the “Heroes of Hollywood” Award Committee, the Hollywood Wax Museum brought energy to Hollywood Boulevard and has helped spread the “brand” of Hollywood around the world. The Sundher Family continues to support community efforts that build the unique quality of Hollywood and continue to improve the security and marketability of Hollywood. Their strong belief in Hollywood is an inspiration to both business owners and community supporters.

The “Heroes of Hollywood” Selection Committee was comprised of members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who are volunteers and have proven to be community leaders themselves.

In addition to the Sundher Family, Honorees this year included:
-Dr. Kwang Yul Cha, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

-Officer Kevin Cotter and Detective Craig Marquez with Los Angeles Police Department and Officers Michael Ayala, Michael Coogle, George Islas, Sgt. Dave McCall, Sgt. Solomon Patton and Officer Leonard Sterling with the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District Security

-Laurie Goldman, GO! Goldman Organization

-Albert Sweet, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc.

Hugh Hefner was awarded with the Hollywood Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant, a special award reserved for those outstanding individuals whose contribution and commitment to the Hollywood community rises to a level that implies a lasting positive impact to the city, the people and the dream that is Hollywood.

About the Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum, a favorite Los Angeles attraction, opened in its present location on Hollywood Boulevard on February 6, 1965. For more than 45 years, guests have enjoyed the chance to get close to the stars while making a visit to Hollywood - the world's most famous celebrity town. Los Angeles residents and tourists know they are in Hollywood when they see the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and original Hollywood Wax Museum from the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. To learn more about the Hollywood Wax Museum, see museum hours and book discount tickets online, visit

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