The Footlighters Club is an organization created in 1956 by two entertainers, Leon Fields and Hal Fisher, for the purpose of bringing together entertainers and musicians for fun, friendship and fellowship. From the initiation of this idea emanated a club of over 500 members that represented every phase of show business.
Over the years, Footlighters Club is proud to have had honored such members as: Tony Bennett, Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Sammy Davis Jr., Maurice Chevalier, Pat Cooper, Norm Crosby, Red Fox, Connie Francis, Robert Goulet, Shecky Green, Jackie Mason, Jerry Lewis, Tony Martin, Don Rickles, Sid Caesar, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Vale, Woody Woodbury, Henny Youngman, Neil Sedaka, Trini Lopez, Ben E King, and many more celebrities.
In 1962 members, Lou Marsh, Tony Adams and Tommy Dale, formed the Footlighters Foundation. From 1971 this Foundation has distributed over one million dollars to entertainers and musicians suffering from illness or in need of financial assistance. The Footlighters members are proud of the camaraderie that exists among them. They look forward to the planned events, shows we produce, luncheons, picnics and special occasions.
THE FOOTLIGHTERS PLEDGE
As a "Footlighter" I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. May I rise upward to a better understanding of my fellow entertainers and musicians in their trials, errors, and accomplishments, and be constantly reminded through the brotherhood of the Footlighters of where I came from and where I am going. To continue to give of myself and to help my brother Footlighters.
Footlighters Past President Errol Dante with music legends, Neil Sedaka & Connie Francis