Robert De Niro to Present The American Icon Award To Al Pacino, Announces Joseph Clapsaddle & Associates

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Other Honorees of The American Icon Awards Gala Include Music Industry Icon Quincy Jones, Sports Icon Evander Holyfield, humanitarians Jonathan D. Fisher and Christine Avanti-Fisher and Still Strong Foundation founder NFL Veteran, Devon Still.

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Joseph Clapsaddle & Associates announces its inaugural production of the American Icon Awards to occur Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the legendary Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The event is set to honor Hollywood Icon, Al Pacino, Music Industry Icon Quincy Jones, and Sports Icon Evander Holyfield with additional recognition to humanitarians Jonathan D. Fisher and Christine Avanti-Fisher and the sports philanthropy award going to NFL veteran, Devon Still.

Pacino will receive his honor from long-time friend, Robert De Niro, who appeared together in the epic films ‘Heat’, ‘The Godfather, Part II,’ ‘Righteous Kill’ as well as the upcoming Netflix release, ‘The Irishman.’ Official Chair of the event and director of ‘The Irishman,’ Martin Scorsese is set to address Pacino and other honorees via a video tribute.

Added to Pacino’s honors will be a presentation of a special portrait of Mr. Pacino created by one of the world’s preeminent relief sculptors, Bill Mack. Bill Mack is the owner of the metal of the original and historic “Hollywood Sign” and by using the metal from the sign as the canvas, he bestows a special “Artistic Tribute with a unique connection to the movie industry created exclusively for the 2019 American Icon Awards” tells artist, Bill Mack.

A surprise appearance by a very special celebrity guest presenter will honor icon Quincy Jones at the Gala. In addition, veteran actor, Joe Mantegna, will be introducing the video saluting the career of Al Pacino. Mantegna has long been associated with AIA charity partner and beneficiary Autism Movement Therapy/Autism Works Now non-profit. Jonathan D. Fisher and Christine Avanti-Fisher will be presented the Innovative Philanthropy Award to for their incredible charitable work. Presenting to Boxing Legend, Evander Holyfield will be Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali and Presenting to NFL Veteran Devon Still will be George Martin recognizing his work with the Still Strong Foundation ( with a mission is to lend a helping hand to families whose children are battling cancer.

All honorees will be honored and presented with the distinguished American Icon Award as well as a signature watch courtesy of Rado Watches, who also will donate the same watch bestowed to Al Pacino to auction of live for charity at the event.

This red carpet fundraiser will host a silent auction during the cocktail and arrivals hour led by Go Charity and then follow with a full seated award show and live auction. The evening will be highlighted by an amazing evening of live musical performances. Robin Thicke rose to international fame with his single Blurred Lines, which reached #1 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. With numerous other successful songs and top-selling albums, Thicke has produced and collaborated with many of the top artists in music, among them Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Quincy Jones. Thicke remains a creative force in music today and is currently a returning panelist on the hit series "The Masked Singer.” Actress/Singer/Songwriter, Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black) performing her new single “Melly 16” inspired by a near-death experience. Additionally, Quincy Jones’ protégé, Sheléa, will honor the icon with her celebrated Whitney Houston medley as well as perform a duet with 22 year-old sensation, Matteo Bocelli, son of music legend, Andrea Bocelli. Mateo will be stopping in transit from China to Italy to also treat guests to additional songs rarely performed by the artist in the USA. A comedic set will also be performed by comedy superstar, Sebastian Maniscalco.

Earlier in the day, the American Icon Awards will host an intimate VIP Brunch in Beverly Hills offering an insider discussion with Mr. Al Pacino moderated by Entertainment Tonight's Leonard Maltin and with Gala Co-chair Larry King in attendance.

The American Icon Awards Gala event is being made possible by the generous support of sponsors including Clearly Canadian Beverages, Massimo Zanetti Italian Coffee, Unique Life-Boost, Dr. Jill C. Fichtel and her company Jilluxe, Eclipse FolliCeuticals MD™, and Beautify ® Skin Care. Official charity beneficiaries for the evening include St. Jude Children Research Hospital, whose leader Marlo Thomas will represent St.Jude. Additional charity beneficiaries are Ignited represented by Anissa Kalinowski Board President and Shari Liss, CEO, and Autism Movement Therapy/Autism Works Now represented by Founder and Executive Director Joanne Lara.

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