BEVERLY HILLS, CA – November 11, 2017 – Veteran actor, Barry Shabaka Henley joins Autism Movement Therapy [www.autismmovementtherapy.com], on their Dinner Committee honoringiconic American TV and radio broadcaster Larry King. Mr. King will be the recipient of the 2017 Humanitarian Award, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel and Spa.
Henley joins Joe Mantegna, Lyn & Norman Lear, Carolyn Cohen & Alan Dershowitz, Chris Hardwick, Mary Hart & Burt Sugarman, Susan Sarandon and others on the Dinner Committee for this special tribute. The black tie evening will feature special guest of honor, Dr. Temple Grandin, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, awards ceremony and a musical concert
The AMT DREAM Gala proceeds will benefit Autism Movement Therapy (501c3), and their Autism Works Now program - specifically the organizations new D.R.E.A.M Alliance residential project on an existing 4 ½ acre ranch, that will also provide employment opportunities for people with autism and related disorders.
Henley commented on his involvement, stating, “I have seen the work of this organization Autism Movement Therapy, up close. I have a dear friend who brought the great work to my attention and I am honored to be associated with this exceptional organization. Help support the life changing mission of AMT. I do.”
King, an illustrious award-winning journalist, recognized with two Peabody, 10 Cable ACE honors, an inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame and Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame, has been supportive of Autism Movement Therapy over the past few years. King celebrates his upcoming 84th birthday, Sunday November 19th.
“Happy Birthday Mr. King”
About Barry Shabaka Henley:
Henley’s feature films credits include Collateral, Miami Vice, The Terminal, Ali, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Devil in a Blue Dress, and many others. Television credits include Flash Forward,Michael Mann’s Robbery Homicide Division, and HBO’s Luck. He has had guest starred on NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Shameless, Veep, and many more. He appeared in August Wilson’s award-winning production of Jitney, winning an Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and the 2001/02 Olivier Award for best play. He was the award-winning director of LATC’s production of Leslie Lee’s Rabbit Foot featuring Loretta Divine and Keb Mo. Henley is represented by Gina Rugolo of RUGOLO ENTERTAINMENT.
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