Cary GrantScreen legend Cary Grant was one of Hollywood's leading men for three decades, beginning in the 1930s. He is best known for films such as "North By Northwest," "Notorious," and "To Catch A Thief," but never took home an Oscar.
Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks is shown here as Zorro, perhaps his most recognizable role. Fairbanks was a recipient of the Entertainment Icon Award.
Frank SinatraOl' Blue Eyes was the top entertainer of his era in the 1950s and 1960s. The Chairman of the Board was a member of Hollywood's Rat Pack along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
Tom Cruise is set to receive the Friars Club's Entertainment Icon Award, which puts him in some elite company. There are only three other celebrities to receive the honor.
Cruise is one of Hollywood's top actors and has been nominated for an Oscar three times for Born On The Fourth Of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia. He has also taken home three Golden Globes.
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, said Friars Club Abbot Jerry Lewis.
The Friars Club, located in New York City, is most famous for its roasting of celebrities ranging from Milton Berle and George Burns to Billy Crystal and Quentin Tarantino. It has a rich, 108-year history.
This will be an incredible night that will live forever in our club's history, said Friars Club Chairman Joseph Zappala. We are so proud to be presenting this unique honor to Tom Cruise whose humanitarian endeavors mirror his accomplishments in cinema and the arts.