Entertainment & Arts

Walk of Fame star for Dern family

Bruce Dern, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
Image caption Bruce Dern, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd have all been nominated for Oscars

US actress Laura Dern and her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, have become the first family to be honoured together on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.

Laura Dern, who starred in Jurassic Park, said the star meant "the world to me and my parents and our children".

She and Ladd made Oscar history in 1992 when they became the first mother and daughter to get nods at the same time - both for film Rambling Rose.

Bruce Dern was nominated for supporting actor in 1979 for Coming Home.

"I can't even begin to express the incredible good fortune I feel to love what I do and have found it," Laura Dern said.

"There are two people I have to thank for that - I guess for my birth and also for the vocation. To my parents Bruce and Diane, who showed me the love and the passion for acting."

Her mother, who has also been nominated for Oscars for Wild at Heart and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, called her daughter "a miracle".

She added: "God gave me a daughter and we ended up being the first mother and daughter in the world to be nominated for Oscars."

Bruce Dern, who appeared in the films Coming Home and That Championship Season, said receiving a Hollywood star was "something that I never, ever thought would happen to me or that I could get".