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Angela Bassett ’80, ’83MFA

No one’s going to walk all over Angela Bassett ’80, ’83MFA, the Academy Award–nominated actress best known for portraying Tina Turner in the film What’s Love Got to Do With It. But her name is another matter: Bassett is now officially part of Tinseltown’s terra firma, having been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 20. Bassett’s is the 2,358th star on the storied walk, and by our count the 13th claimed by a Yale alum.

Yalies on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Angela Bassett ’80, ’83MFA
Meryl Streep ’75MFA
Sigourney Weaver ’74MFA
Henry Winkler ’70MFA
Oliver Stone ’68
David Milch ’66
Paul Newman ’54Dra
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ’40
Vincent Price ’33
Rudy Vallee ’27
Cole Porter, Class of 1913
Monty Woolley, Class of 1911
Lee De Forest 1899PhD

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