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Eddie Murphy to be honored for bringing memorable characters to life

Murphy will receive a special award from make-up artists & hair stylists guild

City News Service | 3/2/2021, 11:22 a.m.
Eddie Murphy, who is known for donning elaborate makeup and costumes...
Eddie Murphy

Comedian/actor Eddie Murphy, known for donning elaborate makeup and costumes to portray multiple characters in films such as "Coming to America'' and "The Nutty Professor,'' will received a special award from the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, the organization announced Tuesday.

Murphy will receive the guild's Distinguished Artisan Award, "celebrating the prolific spectrum of his versatile four-decade acting career on screen and television.''

He will be presented with the award by his "Coming to America'' co-star, Arsenio Hall.

"From 'The Nutty Professor' to Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live in our hearts forever,'' guild President Julie Socash said in a statement. "He has expertly created memorable personalities in numerous award winning films, often portraying multiple characters in the same film. This award recognizes all the hours that he has spent in the make-up chair collaborating with our talented and innovative make-up artists and hair stylists, and we celebrate these great relationships and Eddie's enormous talents.''

Murphy will receive the honor during the eighth annual MUAHS Awards, which will be held virtually on April 3.