Peters, Goldberg, Mitchell, Cariou and More to Be Part of Actors' Fund Gala Oct. 30

News   Peters, Goldberg, Mitchell, Cariou and More to Be Part of Actors' Fund Gala Oct. 30 The Actors' Fund's annual gala dinner and tribute performance on Oct. 30 will feature some of the theatre's most incandescent stars.

As previously announced, the evening at the Waldorf-Astoria will honor four-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury; film actor Johnny Depp; Thomas C. Short, International President of IATSE; and J. Nicholas Counter III, President of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Whoopi Goldberg and Actors' Fund President Brian Stokes Mitchell will co-host the evening, which features, dinner, dancing, the award presentations and entertainment. Two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will present Lansbury with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award; Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg will present Depp with the Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award; Shubert Organization Chairman Gerald Schoenfeld will present Short with the Actors' Fund Medal of Honor; and Counter III will receive the Actors' Fund Nedda Harrigan Logan Award.

The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts.

Tickets for the October gala are priced $500 and $2,500 with tables for ten beginning at $15,000. For more information call the Actors' Fund at (212) 221-7300. Reception begins at 6:30 PM with dinner and tribute at 7:30 PM.

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