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Star giddy at her unlikely success

Gabourey Sidibe Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, 26, has watched Oscar buzz build for her performance. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / November 20, 2009

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There are many ways in which the bubbly, gregarious actress Gabourey Sidibe is different from the closed-off, beaten-down character she plays in the film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,’’ which opens today locally. But perhaps the most striking contrast is Sidibe’s laugh. The monosyllabic Precious Jones has precious little to laugh about in a world framed by ... (Full article: 556 words)

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