Danny DeVito and Sally Field to Be Honored With Actors Fund's Medal of Honor
The annual gala will also feature the presentation of the Actors Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award to director Hal Prince.
The Actors Fund will hold its annual gala on May 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The evening will celebrate Emmy-winning actor Danny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, and Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP with the Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer Harold Prince.
"Danny DeVito and Sally Field have delighted audiences for more than four decades. We're proud to acknowledge their distinguished and exemplary work on stage and screen," said Joe Benincasa, CEO of the Actors Fund, in a statement. "Jo Ann's work as an advocate to empower individuals to embrace possibilities in their personal and professional lives has great synergy with our work in the development of our services for performing arts and entertainment professionals throughout their careers and in their later years."
"Hal's work as a theatrical artist is legendary," said Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of the Actors Fund, in a statement. "His distinguished four decades of service behind-the-scenes as a trustee of the Actors Fund has quietly guided and supported this organization in helping thousands in need in performing arts and entertainment across the country."
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis, or transition.