Former CHEERS star Ted Danson has become such a fervent supporter of environmental groups attempting to clean up the world's oceans, an award is now given annually in his honour.

Charity group AMERICAN OCEANS CAMPAIGN presents the Ted Danson Hero Award annually to campaigners who have made a difference to the nation's coastline.

This year's (04) recipient, who picked up her award at a gala dinner on Thursday (11NOV04), was JULIE PACKARD, who runs California's MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM.

Thursday night's Beverly Hills benefit was attended by Nicole Kidman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

14/11/2004 10:03