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Robert De Niro to be honoured at Carousel of Hope Ball

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Veteran Robert will be honoured at the of gala on October 6.

The event will be held at the Beverly Hilton in It will be hosted by philanthropist Barbara Davis, reports

will receive the Brass Ring Award for his philanthropy.

The past recipients for the honour, which symbolises finding the cure for childhood diabetes, include Hillary Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and

"I've just found that people are really very generous. People have very good hearts," said Davis.

Davis said she met at his in 2017 when her friend Clive Davis' documentary was screened.

De Niro is also connected to through her son, the producer of "Joy" in which the starred alongside

In March, De Niro also showed his support for the Fulfillment Fund, which helps underrepresented children attend college, by speaking at a benefit dinner.

The of began in in 1978, hosted by Davis and her late husband Marvin Davis, the former owner of

The 32 gala old event has welcomed stars like George Clooney, Neil Diamond, Jennifer Hudson, and Oprah Winfrey, while Beyonce, Sting and Paul McCartney, who have also performed at the events.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 13:40 IST