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Dennis Hopper, battling cancer, to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

March 26, 2010 |  7:13 am

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper, the director, actor and artist who doctors say is battling terminal cancer, is scheduled to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.

Hopper, who has starred in numerous movies including "Speed," "Blue Velvet," and "Hoosiers," also co-wrote and directed "Easy Rider."

Hopper's star is in front of the Egyptian Theatre. Actor Viggo Mortensen and producer Marc Canton were scheduled to attend the ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Hopper's battle with cancer has become public because it's coinciding with his divorce proceedings. According to court papers, the actor weighs about 100 pounds, but his doctors said he's healthy enough to attend the ceremony.

Hopper, 73, and his wife, Victoria, have been locked in a bitter feud since the actor, director and artist filed to end the couple's nearly 14-year marriage in January.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Dennis Hopper. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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