He was there before Richard Pryor, and Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock and will probably outlast them all.
Hudson is the third African American actress to win a Golden Globe Award for an acting category, joining Whoopi Goldberg and Angela Bassett.
She has starred in dozens of movies and television shows, and in 1992, was the host of The Whoopi Goldberg Show.
A short time later, when his family moved back to Albuquerque, Neil Patrick landed a role in the 1988 film Purple People Eater and starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Clara's Heart.
Actress Whoopi Goldberg approached the creators of Star Trek and expressed a desire to have a role on the show.
Actress Whoopi Goldberg credited the actress Nichelle Nichols as being the one who inspired her to go into show business.