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Ryan Murphy to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame next month

Ryan Murphy to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame next month

Ryan Murphy accepting his VH1 Trailblazer award in June

Uber-producer Ryan Murphy is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will attend its unveiling on 4 December. It will be the last star added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year, according to WoF producer Ana Martinez on Twitter.

Murphy, 52, has risen to become one of the most powerful men in the entertainment world. A writer, producer and director, Murphy created or co-created shows including Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud and Pose.

Award-winning

He has won a clutch of Emmy Awards. Recent wins include Emmys for The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Several of his shows have featured LGBTI characters or themes, most notably Glee, Gianni Versace and Pose (set on the New York ballroom scene of the 1980s).

Earlier this year he won a VH1 Trailblazer award. He gave an impassioned acceptance speech, saying some in the industry mocked during his early days in Hollywood.

‘When I was first starting out in this business in the late 1990s, it was not easy for me. I was told not to follow my instinct, to be someone else. I was told I was too weird, I was too faggy, I was too unusual.

‘My mannerisms and my voice were mocked by executives in note meetings…But honestly, it was very painful to be discriminated against because what I wanted to do with my life, with my career, was very simple. And that was to see myself and my experiences on television.’

Murphy married husband David Miller, a photographer, in 2012. They have two sons, born 2012 and 2014.

Other stars to recently be celebrated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include RuPaul, Eric McCormack, and Kirsten Dunst. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will have his star unveiled tomorrow (30 November).

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