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Phil Hartman Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

(Hollywood, CA) -- Actor-comedian Phil Hartman now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hartman's former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz were on hand Tuesday to pay tribute to their late friend. Nealon said Hartman's nickname on SNL was "Glue" because he was able to hold the show together with his talent.
 
Lovitz talked about Hartman's work with the Groundlings, saying he was the funniest man in the room at all times and was loved by all his colleagues. Hartman died in 1998 when he was killed by his wife in a murder-suicide incident inside the couple's Southern California home.
Hartman gained fame during his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live, playing characters ranging from Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan to Frank Sinatra to the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. He won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1989 for his work on SNL. He also starred in the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio" and made frequent voice appearances on "The Simpsons."


Nealon says Hartman always managed to keep his fellow SNL castmates in stitches.
Comedian and fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jon Lovitz talked about getting to know Hartman when the two were in The Groundlings comedy troupe.

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