LOS ANGELES -- Disco queen Donna Summer was honored Wednesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Flanked by her family, Summer received the 1,952nd star on the Walk of Fame in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than 600 fans, friends and celebrities such as Dick Clark and Steven Seagal.
Afterwards, Summer thanked the crowd by singing 'Friends Unknown,' a salute to her fans from her latest album, 'Mistaken Identity.'
Since her record debut in 1975 with the No. 1 single 'Love To Love You Baby,' Summer has won numerous awards in the entertainment industry, including four Grammys and an Oscar for her song, 'Last Dance,' in the movie bomb 'Thank God It's Friday.'
Some of her best known songs include platinum singles 'Hot Stuff' and 'She Works Hard For Her Money.'
In 1978 she became the first female vocalist to have a No. 1 single and a No. 1 album on the BillBoard charts simultaneously, a feat she repeated in 1979.
Summer was nominated for the honor byher fan club, which put up the roughly $4,800 cost of the star.
Actress Nell Carter praised Summer's capacity for 'unconditional love.'
'This woman never does anything to hurt anyone, never says anything bad about anybody,' Carter said.
Summer received her earliest musical training in her local church choir. She still sings gospel as well as R&R.
Summer is working on a traditional Christmas gospel album as well her autobiography and another pop album.