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Thursday, May 4 2023 16:40

This May the Fourth, Carrie Fisher earned a Walk of Fame star

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the May the Fourth award for one of the “Star Wars” franchise's most beloved figures.

On Thursday, Fisher — who died in 2016 — joined “Star Wars” co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in a Hollywood attraction that recognizes famous figures from film, television, music and other entertainment industries. The stars of all three are located on the 6,800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near where the original film debuted in 1977.

Fisher plays Leia Organa, who over six films transforms from a princess to a general who leads the forces of good in her fight against an oppressive regime that aims to control a galaxy far, far away. Billie Lourd will receive a star in her mother's name.

Fans have long campaigned for him to receive a Walk of Fame star. That honor comes on May the Fourth, which is basically an official holiday for fans of the Star Wars that Fisher often says in the films, “May the Force be with you.”

Devotees around the world celebrated with awards, while retailers held special sales on Star Wars merchandise.

The inauguration ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time and broadcast live by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Fisher will be awarded the 2,754th star on the Walk of Fame. Ford received his star in 2003 and Hamill received the award in 2018.

A Walk of Fame star is awarded to the nominated artist and a $75,000 fee is now required to create the star and maintain it.

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