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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Comic actor Jim Belushi will be the next grand marshal of Hot Springs' First Ever 11th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Belushi is to lead the short walk on March 17. The parade has evolved into an important tourist attraction for the Spa City.

The Sentinel Record reports that tourism director Steve Arrison looked for a celebrity with a personality who would fit the tone of the parade.

Other grand marshals have included Bo Derek, John Corbett, Tim Matheson, Mario Lopez, George Wendt, and Mike Rowe.

Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

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