Robert De Niro, HBO and Steve Kalafer Will Be Honored at Annual Actors Fund Gala

News   Robert De Niro, HBO and Steve Kalafer Will Be Honored at Annual Actors Fund Gala
The Actors Fund’s annual gala, which will be held April 29 at the New York Marriott Marquis, will honor Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, cable television network HBO, and entrepreneur/film producer and Fund trustee Steve Kalafer.

The trio will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award from the 130-year old, non-profit human services organization.

De Niro is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, and his legendary film career includes Oscar wins for his performances in "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "Raging Bull" (1980) as well as five additional nominations. He also received a Theatre World Special Award for his work in Cuba and His Teddy Bear.

HBO (Home Box Office, Inc.) is known worldwide for its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programs. Among its current and most popular series are "Game of Thrones," "Girls," "True Blood," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Veep." CEO Richard Plepler is slated to accept the award.

Entrepreneur and film producer Steve Kalafer has served as a trustee of The Actors Fund since 1997. He has been a producer of 11 documentaries and has earned three Academy Award nominations, including the Oscar-nominated "Curtain Call" (2000) about seniors at The Fund’s Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ.

The evening will begin with a 6 PM reception with dinner and entertainment at 7 PM. Artists taking part in the tribute performance will be announced at a later time. For tickets call (212) 627-1000 or email For more information and updates, visit


The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 13,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online.

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