At the ceremony, Ray’s daughter addressed the assembled crowd, noting that “everyone deserves a Ray in their life.”
Nearly nine months after her father’s passing, Karsen Liotta’s daughter has accepted a posthumous star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame in his memory.
At the ceremony, Karsen read a letter from Martin Scorsese, who directed her in 1990’s “Goodfellas.”
Karsen received her recognition and delivered a speech in which she thanked several people who’d worked with her father in the past, including Elizabeth Banks (director of “Cocaine Bear”) who was present during her speech. Additionally, she thanked Taron Egerton (co-star of “Black Bird”) and his fiance Jacy Nittolo.
“I am deeply moved to accept this honor on behalf of my dad,” she said in her speech. “He was an exemplary actor and the best friend, brother and father anyone could ask for.”
Karsen wept as she looked up into the sky and addressed her father with, “I lucked out with you.”
“If you were fortunate to have Ray in your life,” she exclaimed. “Thank you for everything that you’ve done and the lasting impact you left on me and those who love you – everyone deserves a Ray in their life!” “May all those who knew and loved Ray feel blessed,” she concluded.
Karsen, who co-starred with her father in the 2000 film “A Rumor of Angels,” most recently appeared in “Hubie Halloween” (2018). Since her father’s passing in 2000, she has been vocal on Instagram about sharing memories of public appearances she has made in his honor.
In January, she shared pictures of her appearance at the Critics Choice Awards on Instagram with a heartfelt caption expressing how wonderful it was to honor her dad’s nomination at these prestigious awards.
Weeks after her father’s passing, Karsen shared an Instagram picture of herself alongside her dad.
“Those who knew him loved him. You are the most wonderful Dad anyone could hope for. I adore you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she wrote at the time.
On May 26, 2022, Liotta’s father passed away peacefully in his sleep at 67 years old while filming “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic.
The late actor was best known for his dramatic roles, such as Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” Hannibal” (2001) and more recently “The Many Saints of Newark” (2021).
In 1986, he made his breakthrough role alongside Melanie Griffith in “Something Wild,” for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.