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George Clooney to be honored at Carousel of Hope gala

June 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Actor and philanthropist George Clooney is to be honored at The Carousel of Hope gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., for his humanitarian work, organizers said.

The Oct. 20 event is a biannual benefit for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, a care and research center for type 1 diabetes.

Clooney will be presented with the Brass Ring Award for his "outstanding artistic achievements and unprecedented humanitarian undertakings," organizers said.

Aretha Franklin and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds have been booked to perform at the event.

Jay Leno is to serve as master of ceremonies, David Foster will be musical director and George Schlatter produce the show.

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