Tom Cruise to receive Entertainment Icon Award

New York: Tom Cruise is se to become the fourth person in history to receive the Friars Club’s highest honour, the Entertainment Icon Award.

The 49-year-old heartthrob will join the ranks of Hollywood legends Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra when he picks up the gong at the Friars Foundation Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria on June 12, the New York Post reported.

Club Abbot Jerry Lewis announced: “Tom Cruise will join an elite group of only three other entertainment legends who have received our Icon Award, and whose work has made a global impact on our industry and changed the very face of cinema.”

The Foundation’s Chairman, Ambassador Joseph Zappala added: “This will be an incredible night that will live forever in our club’s history. We are so proud to be presenting this unique honour to Tom Cruise whose humanitarian endeavours mirror his accomplishments in cinema and the arts.”


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