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GRAHAM GETTING HIS STAR ON WALK

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Television evangelist Billy Graham will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining Tom Selleck, celebrity chimp J. Fred Muggs and other luminaries.

Under a plan approved by the city Board of Public Works Wednesday, Graham will receive his star - the 1,900th on the famed walkway - on Oct. 15.Board President Ed Avila jokingly questioned the appropriateness of a religious leader receiving the show business honor and asked: "What, Jim Bakker next?"

Moments later Avila, concerned that his remark might be misunderstood as comparing Graham to Bakker - who was recently convicted of bilking his followers - said, "Sorry, I didn't mean that."

Ana Martinez-Holler, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said Graham, 81, was nominated to receive the stars by friends who paid the $4,800 fee for the honor. Graham's star will be placed outside Mann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

Graham is known as an atomic age apostle who bottled hellfire, damnation and salvation on radio and television to become the ultimate salesman of God's message.