Watch Billy Crystal’s poignant and funny tribute to his friend, the late Muhammad Ali. Crystal reflected on their time together at the 1999 Scopus Award Gala in support of Hebrew University (at 7:30 minutes in the video below). Ali served as the honorary chairman for this event, which honored Crystal.

The event helped raise money to establish Crystal’s ‘Peace Through the Performing Arts’ program at Hebrew University. As Crystal said, “It’s a theater group where Israeli, Arab and Palestinian actors, writers and directors all work together in peace, creating original works of art. And that didn’t happen without him.”

 

 

Robin Williams, Muhammad Ali and Billy Crystal at the 1999 Scopus Award Gala.

(L-R) Robin Williams, Muhammad Ali and Billy Crystal at the 1999 Scopus Award Gala.