11/03/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST
Mexican-born actor and mariachi singer Antonio Aguilar received his star on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame on Thursday, before a crowd of 1,000 cheering fans, reports the Associated Press. (Among his 167 movies was "The Undefeated," with John Wayne.) "I came here 50 years ago as a wetback," he said at the unveiling. "It's a privilege and an honor to be here. I love to be in the USA."