Grand Marshals of the Tournament of Roses Parade

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The following is a list of Grand Marshals of the Rose Parade.

Ken Burns is the 2016 Grand Marshal

The Disney family is the only family to have more than one member serve as Grand Marshal: Walt Disney was the 1966 Grand Marshal, then his nephew Roy E. Disney held the post in 2000. Additionally, Mickey Mouse was the grand marshal for the 2005 parade. A number of years have featured multiple grand marshals, including 1999 when former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former actress Shirley Temple Black, former MLB baseball player Jackie Robinson (posthumously) and film producer David L. Wolper were grand marshals. The Grand Marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade was announced on May 9, 2014. Louis Zamperini was selected by the President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Richard Chinen, to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 126th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.[1] However, Zamperini died of pneumonia in July, just six months short of the date of the parade.[2] The Tournament announced that it is "committed to honoring him as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade," the first posthumous grand marshal since Jackie Robinson in 1999.[3]














Recent Grand Marshals of the Tournament of Roses


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lloyd, Jonathan (May 9, 2014). "War Hero, Former Olympian Louis Zamperini Named Rose Parade Grand Marshal". NBCUniversal. Retrieved May 9, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. WWII Hero, 'Unbroken' Subject Louis Zamperini Dies at 97
  3. The Tournament ff Roses Expresses Our Heartfelt Sympathy to The Family ff Louis Zamperini, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, July 3, 2014
  4. Leading Lady : Humorist Erma Bombeck to Be Marshal of Rose Parade. Los Angeles Times, September 5, 1985
  5. Steve Helling, Paula Deen Named Grand Marshal of Rose Parade, People, October 27, 2010
  6. 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant, Iraq war veteran named Rose Parade Grand Marshal, Pasadena Star-News, November 1, 2011
  7. "Chimp expert Jane Goodall named grand marshal of 2013 Tournament of Roses". Associated Press. April 25. Retrieved 23 April 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. abc news (Sept 25). "Vin Scully grand marshal 2014 rose parade". Associated Press. Retrieved 25 September 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>