“David Lee, a creative force behind beloved sitcoms such as Cheers and Frasier, shares his thoughts on being honored with a star in Palm Springs and actors discussing controversial political views.

Get ready to raise a glass to a man who put witty words in the mouths of some of television’s most celebrated comic characters, including George Jefferson, Diane Chambers, and Frasier Crane.

Palm Springs resident David Lee, who co-wrote and produced The Jeffersons and Cheers, and co-created, wrote, and directed Wings and Frasier and has won nine Emmy awards, two Humanitas Prizes, and a Peabody during his illustrious career, will receive the 449th star on the Walk of Stars Palm Springs on March 18. In a separate but equally exciting endeavor, Lee, who has long been involved in local philanthropic efforts, has donated the unprecedented sum of $5 million to help preserve the city’s historic Plaza Theatre. A special event set for March 19 at the Plaza Theatre will unite Lee and Peter Casey with Frasier cast members David Hyde Pierce and Peri Gilpin…”

[Read the full interview at palmspringslife.com]