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Dennis Hopper Gets Star on Walk of Fame

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The star for the 73-year-old Taos resident who is battling prostate cancer will be the 2,403rd on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

Taos resident and “Easy Rider” star Dennis Hopper may be in bad health, but he did get an ego boost today when he was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hopper, who wrote and starred in “Easy Rider” in 1967, has been a part-time New Mexico resident ever since. Recently, he’s starred in the TV show “Crash,” which is filmed in Albuquerque.

Though he’s faced some well-publicized personal problems lately, Hopper has been one of Hollywood’s most recognizible faces since his first role in 1955, opposite James Dean, in “Rebel Without a Cause.”

Hopper is an artist and art collector and last year put together the show “Hopper Curates” at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. The show featured some of Hopper’s paintings, as well as those of Larry Bell and actor Robert Dean Stockwell (“Quantum Leap”).

Hopper, now 73, disclosed last year that he was battling prostate cancer. His star is the 2,403rd on the on Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

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