Carousel of Hope Ball

Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Barbara Davis
Star-studded Carousel of Hope Ball honors Hollywood Icons Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Sherry Lansing and David Foster



Unless they’re going to a major gala or awards show such as the Oscars or Emmys, Angelenos, in general, tend to dress down most days more often than not.

But they certainly dressed up for the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball, the Oct. 8 benefit for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes — where there were plenty of long gowns, jewels, suits, tuxedos and Hollywood royalty.

Anjelica Huston, Jane Fonda
 “We love to show up for Barbara,” said third-generation Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston, sparkling from twin diamond brooches and speaking of Davis, the event chairman …

Click here to read my story in the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.


Idina Menzel

Top photo: From left, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier and event chair Barbara Davis at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball  (Photo by Benjamin Shmikler/ ABImages)

Second photo: Presenter Anjelica Huston with and Jane Fonda, one of the night’s honorees, arrive at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball  (Photo by Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Third photo: Tony Award winner Idina Menzel belted out “Defying Gravity” at the Carousel of Hope Ball, but confided to the audience that she won’t be starring in the movie version of “Wicked”  (Photo by Dustin Walker/ ABImages)

Fourth photo: Carole Bayer Sager presented the award to David Foster at the Carousel of Hope Ball (Photo by Benjamin Shmikler/ ABImages)



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Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster speak at "The 30th Carousel of Hope Gala" benefitting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes honoring Jane Fonda, David Foster, Sherry Lansing, and Sidney Poitier at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)

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Carousel of Hope Ball 2016

Published Oct. 30, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA