Thank you for attending our 2020 Heroes of Hollywood Fundraising Gala! A fun, engaging and inspiration evening honoring Hollywood’s heroes, and proceeds raised will be awarded to nonprofit organizations benefitting the local community.
Below, you can watch each individual honoree video, along with our opening and closing presentation.
We also included some fun photos from our virtual photo booth!
We hope to see you again next year!
Enjoy the 2020 Heroes of Hollywood segments below!
Louis Gossett Jr
Award Winning Actor, Producer, Musician & Writer
Louis Gossett Jr. is a beloved actor, producer, musician, and writer with a storied and iconic career. His famous portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the first African-American man to win an Oscar for a supporting role. Throughout his renowned career, he’s gone on to win numerous awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor and two Golden Globes. His recent projects include the 2019 HBO show WATCHMEN and current projects include new films THE CUBAN and FOSTER BOY. He is also a passionate activist who created the foundation Eracism, an organization dedicated to ending racism, cultivating peace, justice, and equality for all people in the future.
Television Personality, Restaurateur, Author, and Actress
Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London, but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. She and her husband Ken Todd have two children, Pandora and Max, plus the numerous pets which they also consider their babies. While living in Europe, she designed various homes, yachts, and all 26 of their bars and restaurants. Lisa hasn’t slowed down since moving to the states. She and her husband own three restaurants: Villa Blanca, a so-called celebrity hangout described as “the sexiest restaurant” in Beverly Hills, SUR, which is featured in Vanderpump Rules and PUMP, which was named one of the “top 100 hot spot restaurants in America by Open Table” in West Hollywood. An advocate for the local and national LGBT community, Lisa is a spokesperson for GLAAD, plays an active role in the Trevor Project and has led the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Most recently, Lisa has put her energy into launching Tom Tom, another successful restaurant in West Hollywood. Her true passion lies in her canine charity work, and she continues to lead the charge with her newly established foundation, Vanderpump Dogs.
Radio Personality, KOST 103.5
Ellen K is the host of her own morning show, “The Ellen K Morning Show on KOST 103.5” & the host of the nationally syndicated “Ellen K Weekend Show”. Ellen landed the hosting duties after co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest for 12 years on KIIS FM Los Angeles, and on the globally syndicated “On Air With Ryan Seacrest”. Ellen began her career in radio while in college. Over the course of the next decade, larger market radio jobs lured Ellen back to California, first in San Diego, then San Francisco, and finally KIIS FM Los Angeles. Ellen regularly appears on CBS’s The Talk and Home for the Holidays, and is the voice of the hit ABC prime time tv show ‘The Proposal’ – she is also the host and ambassador of the TLC Chinese Theater handprint ceremonies. Ellen is the narrator for My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding on TLC, Hatched on the CW, and the voice of the Grammy Awards. Ellen was recently honored with a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Gracie Award for excellence in radio, the annual Genie Award & the inaugural Airblazer award commemorating ‘Women Inspiring Women in radio’. Learn more.
With a voice that harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood, Douglas Roegiers is a highly skilled and extremely versatile entertainer who channels back to the great days of the Big Band Swing era made infamous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Bing Crosby. His loyal fans know him as ‘The Crooner’ and he lives up to the title in every sense of the word, bringing his smooth and classy sound to public and private performances around the world. Douglas gained notoriety when he was coined ‘Best of LA’ by LA Magazine. He later made a splash across television screens nationwide on NBC’s ‘The Winner is’ while also performing regularly at Universal Studios. His one-of-a-kind style and persona are larger than life and his live show is a must-see!