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02/04/2015 01:07 pm ET Updated Feb 09, 2015

Dick Gregory Receives A Star On The Walk Of Fame

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It was more than half a century ago that Dick Gregory became the Jackie Robinson of stand-up comedy, arguably the first black comic to break through to the white American mainstream. Yet he’s only receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 2. Ask him why it took so long, and you’ll get a quick response.

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