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Ron Howard receives second star on Walk of Fame

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Ron Howard receives second star on Walk of Fame

Ron Howard has received his second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 61-year-old director - who has enjoyed a successful career in front and behind the camera - has been handed the coveted honour in Hollywood, California on account of his contributions in the TV and film industries.

Ron was supported at the ceremony by his family - including his wife Cheryl and daughter Bryce Dallas - and actor Michael Keaton, whom he has directed in several movies.

The four-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner remains one of the most in-demand directors in Hollywood, having helmed a string of hit movies during his career, including 'A Beautiful Mind'.

He is currently directing the final part of the Dan Brown's Robert Langdon trilogy, 'Inferno'.

However, it was as a TV actor where Ron initially came to the fore, starring as Richie Cunningham in the legendary series 'Happy Days', which ran for a decade and also starred fellow Hollywood actor Henry Winkler.

On leaving the show, he turned his hand to directing and has since developed a reputation for being adept at helming different types of movies, such as 'Willow', 'Apollo 13' and 'Rush'.