Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden earns a Hollywood star
Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:27:02 PM
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No nonsense businessman Victor Newman would never allow anyone to walk over him. Now, thousands and thousand of people each year will have the opportunity to walk all over him. Well, sort of. Actor Eric Braeden has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Emmy winner Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) has another received another honor. On Friday, July 20th, the star of The Young and the Restless received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Gathered for the unveiling were Braeden's Y&R co-stars, former Minnesota Governor and Y&R fan Jesse Ventura, former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton and George Kennedy, who appears with Braeden in "The Man Who Came Back," a Western movie scheduled to be released next year.

Braeden's star, the 2,342nd star to be unveiled, is on Hollywood Boulevard. Braeden joins All My Children star Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) on the Walk of Fame. The AMC actress received her star in 2005.

The 66-year-old Braeden was born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, West Germany. In 1959, Braeden emigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen while attending college. He joined the cast of CBS's The Young and the Restless in 1980. During his 27-year run with the top-rated soap he has amassed six Daytime Emmy nominations. He took home the Outstanding Lead Actor trophy in 1998.

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