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Sarandon Receives Hollywood Star

August 6, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actress Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for 1995′s ``Dead Man Walking,″ got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before a crowd of about 600 fans.

She was joined by her longtime partner, actor Tim Robbins; her three children; and actors Kieran Culkin and Ryan Phillippe, who co-starred with Sarandon in the upcoming film ``Igby Goes Down.″

``I am so honored and thrilled,″ Sarandon said. ``Being from New York it’s great to have ... a little bit of real estate in L.A. when I am here.″

During the ceremony, Robbins described Sarandon as a great actress.

``She has stunned me in `Bull Durham,′ `Thelma & Louise,′ this morning, or when she’s reading to my kids at night,″ Robbins said. ``Long may her star sparkle and shine.″

Sarandon, 55, has a daughter with Italian director Franco Amurri. She also has two sons with the 43-year-old Robbins.

She made her film debut in ``Joe″ in 1970. Her other movies include ``Atlantic City,″ ``Lorenzo’s Oil″ and ``The Client.″

Sarandon’s star, on the sidewalk in front of the new Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, is next to comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s star.

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