John Ritter photo added to mural

Fifty-foot portrait part of Hollywood High School project

A 50-foot portrait of the late actor John Ritter will be dedicated as part of the existing Hollywood High School "Portrait of Hollywood" mural at 9 a.m. Friday in front of the mural at 1521 N. Highland Avenue, at the corner of Highland and Hawthorne.

Attending the dedication ceremonies will be Ritter's widow, Amy Yasbeck Ritter; comedian Jimmy Kimmel; mural artist Eloy Torrez; Los Angeles City Council president Eric Garcetti; and Councilmember Tom La Bonge.

Also attending will be representatives from the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Legacy Partners and Gatehouse Capital, which combined forces to fund the $74,000 mural.

The event also marks the creation of a $500,000 endowment fund for Hollywood High School's Performing Arts program, provided by a collaboration of Gatehouse Capital.