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Cyndi Lauper given Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Cyndi Lauper was described as a 'true original' when she was given her star Credit: REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Singer and composer Cyndi Lauper has been awarded her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Praised as a "true original" who was "instantly recognisable" Lauper was presented her star by friend and fellow performer Sharon Osbourne.

The singer is best known for her string of hits in the 1980s which included iconic tunes including Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Time After Time, and more recently for writing the Grammy and Tony award-winning score for hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots.

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