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Adam Sandler To Receive Walk Of Fame Star

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Adam Sandler, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide, will receive the 2,431st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

The ceremony comes 10 days before the release of Sandler’s latest movie, “Just Go With It,” in which he portrays a successful plastic surgeon who pretends to be married in order to attract women.

Born Sept. 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Manchester, N.H., Sandler began working as a stand-up comedian when he was 17 years old. Sandler began his television career in 1987 with the recurring role of Theo Huxtable’s friend Smitty on “The Cosby Show.”

Sandler was hired as a writer on “Saturday Night Live” in 1990 and became a cast member the following year, remaining with the show through 1995. He is best remembered on “Saturday Night Live” for such original songs as “The Chanukah Song.”

Sandler’s first film leading role was in the 1995 comedy “Billy Madison.” He went on to star in “Happy Gilmore,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Big Daddy,” “Little Nicky,” “Mr. Deeds,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “Anger Management,” “50 First Dates,” “Spanglish,” “The Longest Yard,” “Click,” “Reign Over Me,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Bedtime Stories,” “Funny People,” and “Grown Ups.”

Sandler also has recorded five comedy albums, two of which were certified as double platinum.

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