Rob Lowe gets his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Shawn Price  |  Dec. 9, 2015 at 2:58 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Movie and TV actor and former "Brat Pack" star Rob Lowe became a part of Hollywood immortality Tuesday when he received his own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Lowe stood in front of Los Angeles' famous Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard with friends Gwyneth Paltrow, Fred Savage and Miramax chairman Tom Barrack to receive the 2,567th star on the Walk.

"When I was a little boy I was living in Dayton, Ohio, and I dreamed of one day finding my way to Hollywood to be an actor," Lowe said. "And if you would have told me back then that I would be alongside Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, I never ever would have believed it."

Born in Virginia in 1964 and raised in Dayton, Lowe got his start in local TV and theater at 8-years-old. His family moved to Malibu, Calif. where he joined the cast of a short-lived ABC show, then got his first of four Golden Globe nominations for playing a high school baseball player with heart disease on a CBS TV movie Thursday's Child.

He then became an '80s teenage heartthrob for his roles in The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo's Fire and About Last Night.

The late '80s brought Lowe a sex scandal and a series of flops in dramatic roles, but he bounced back as a comic actor in the '90s with Wayne's World, Tommy Boy and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. He followed those with an Emmy-nominated role as White House spin doctor Sam Seaborn in The West Wing.

He became a bestselling author with his autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends and memoir Love Life.

Lowe now co-stars with Savage on the new show The Grinder where Lowe plays an actor who portrayed a lawyer on TV and returns to his hometown believing he can run his family's law firm. The actor was considered instrumental in getting the show made.

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