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      Actress Angela Bassett smiles during a ceremony honoring her with a star
      on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
      Thursday, March 20, 2008,
      in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
      (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


      Angela Bassett has had good days — becoming a mother to twins, winning a Golden Globe, being nominated for an Academy Award. Then there was Thursday.

      "Do you ever have one of those days? I woke up and the sun wasn't really shining but then it burst through the clouds and it was glorious. Hallelujah!" Bassett exclaimed to the crowd at the ceremony for the 2,358th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

      Bassett, 49, was joined by husband Courtney B. Vance, their children and guests Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Rick Fox, her co-star in the new film "Meet the Browns," out Friday.

      Fishburne, who starred alongside Bassett in 1993's "What's Love Got to Do With It," highlighted Bassett's resilience in the industry. She landed an Oscar nomination for the role portraying Turner triumphing over abuse.

      "You get a lot of no's in this business and you have to have that desire and determination which is what Angela has," Fishburne said.

      Whitaker gushed that Bassett was "a powerful artist, a beautiful person, a mother, a wife, a friend who illuminates my life."

      Born in New York City and raised in Florida, Bassett snagged bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale before starting her career in theater and then moving on to film.

      Her film credits include 1998's "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

      At the ceremony, she recalled moving to Los Angeles from New York in 1988.

      "I meant to stay six months but I stayed. Today my cup runneth over!" Bassett said. "I am crying now, I cried yesterday and the day before. ... This day is so, so special to me."

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      I'm happy for Sis. Angela.

      I've always been a fan of her work. She brings a certain majestic quality to each role she plays.

      In addition, she's always maintained her integrity in the business. I once read that she was offered Halle Berry's role in Monster's Ball. True to her character, Angela turned it down.

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      Awh Man, Abut Damn Time. I'm very happy to know that she was acknowledged and is appreciated in her field.
      Peace!

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      Greetings Insatiable & Tyydae!

      I like Angela as well. She does bring a certain standard and quality to the roles she plays. She always seem to carry herself very well and with class. One thing I like with her is that she seems to be well grounded and conscious of the roles she chooses to play. If she turned down that role they offered Halle Berry I give her even more props for making such a wise choice.

      Much thanks to you both for taking the time to share.

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      She possesses the beauty of our great ancestral Queens.

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      'Nuff respect due to Sister Angela. I've always felt the genuine goodness of her character coming out through the roles that she acts on screen.
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