Sally Struthers induces guilt with heartbreaking sponsor-a-child infomercials.
Bob Geldof’s Live Aid, the mother of all charity concerts, raises $70 million for famine relief in sub-Saharan Africa.
”We Are the World” racks up another $45 million to feed Africa.
Audrey Hepburn takes on the developing world’s woes, visiting drought-stricken Ethiopia for UNICEF.
Bono attacks African poverty by crusading for Third World debt relief.
Jolie travels to Sierra Leone and Tanzania as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador.
Madonna adopts toddler in Malawi and later produces a documentary about the African country.
Oprah Winfrey opens school for underprivileged girls in South Africa.
Clooney, Cheadle, Pitt, Matt Damon, and producer Jerry Weintraub pitch in on Darfur by funneling big bucks from benefit movie premieres into their foundation, Not on Our Watch.