Garrett Morris Receives Walk of Fame Star on 87th Birthday


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In a well-deserved tribute, veteran actor Garrett Morris is set to receive the 2,771st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for his iconic roles in sitcoms like “Martin” and “The Jamie Foxx Show,” Morris’s career, spanning nearly five decades, will be celebrated on his 87th birthday, February 1, 2024.

Morris, a New Orleans native and Juilliard-trained artist, gained recognition in the ’70s with starring film roles in “Cooley High” and “Who’s Your Caddy?.” His breakthrough came with a notable stint on “Saturday Night Live,” propelling him to widespread fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce expressed their elation, with Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, declaring Morris a “true entertainment icon ready for Prime Time on the Walk of Fame.” Morris joins other SNL stars, including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner.

The ceremony, scheduled for 11:30 am PT on February 1, will feature guest speakers director-producer Oz Scott and actress Tichina Arnold.

Morris’s contributions to the entertainment industry go beyond acting. He was a singer and arranger with Harry Belafonte, a civil rights activist involved in desegregating the Actor’s Equity Union, and a key figure in the Black Arts Theater movement alongside poet Amiri Baraka.

The actor’s extensive career includes Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, such as “Porgy and Bess,” “Show Boat,” and “Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death.” His television credits range from “The Wayans Bros.” and “The Jeffersons” to more recent appearances in “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” and “2 Broke Girls.”

Morris, known for his impeccable impersonations of iconic figures, remains active at nearly 90. In addition to his acting career, he owns and operates The LA Blues & Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

As Hollywood prepares to honor Garrett Morris, it’s not just a recognition of his achievements but a celebration of a true entertainment legend whose influence spans generations.

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