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Robert Iger, Walt Disney Company chief, honored at "A Night at Sardi's" event

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 "A Night at Sardi's" is an event that has Hollywood and Broadway talent come together, and we just attended the 19th annual awards and fundraiser benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. A lot of incredible talent was there presenting and performing, but the biggest star of the night didn't sing or dance. Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, was honored with the Abe Burrows Entertainment Award. And it was great to see such a giant in the industry get the spotlight for being such a wonderful person.
 Laurie Burrows Grad created this annual event to honor her father, the late playwright-director Abe Burrows, who was a victim of Alzheimer's. Iger was recognized for his extraordinary commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's. Laurie said, "He is a long-standing supporter of 'A Night at Sardi's' serving as an Honorary Dinner Co-Chair for the past few years."

  The award was particularly meaningful for Iger, who revealed that his mother has Alzheimer's. He respectfully gave credit to both his parents saying everything he has achieved, "I owe to them, because it all started with their love and support." What Iger has achieved is being the steward of the world's largest media company and some of the most beloved brands around the globe.

 On hand to support the cause and enjoy the entertaining evening were industry notables Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, and Judd Apatow with wife Leslie Mann. Performing great Cole Porter tunes throughout the night were David Hyde Pierce (a long-time Alzheimer's advocate), SAG president Ken Howard, Wendie Malick, Vanessa Williams, Scott Bakula, Nick Jonas, Betty White, and many more, along with Seth Rogen who did a fine job with his hosting duties. They made "A Night at Sardi's" a night to remember.
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