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Hollywood star goes to Hopper

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Actor Dennis Hopper poses for a photo with his daughter, Galen Hopper, (left) and his granddaughter, Violet Goldstone, after being honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Friday in Los Angeles. AP

LOS ANGELES (AP): Bandaged and looking frail, actor and film-maker Dennis Hopper was honoured last Friday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The 73-year-old Hopper, who is suffering from prostate cancer, appeared gaunt and was helped to the stage by a friend. The actor explained that his bandages were the result of a fall last Thursday outside his home.

Surrounded by his family, Hopper thanked Hollywood for being "my home and my schooling."

Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, David Lynch and Dwight Yoakam were among the luminaries on hand to honour their friend and colleague.

Hundreds of camera-toting spectators lined Hollywood Boulevard for the 30-minute ceremony. Hopper's star is in front of the Egyptian Theatre.