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10/20/2010 02:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday! (LISTEN)

She is the the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winnng Broadway legend who started Hollywood's obsession with "big girls". Before Jennifer Hudson, before Queen Latifah there was Jennifer Holliday -- the big girl with the big voice.

Today, on her birthday, nonetheless, Ms. Holliday discusses with me how the role of a lifetime came about and offers great advice for those seeking to see their name in lights as well.

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