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Marlo Thomas is known as an American actress. She is most famous for her roles in 'That Girl' and 'Free to Be...You and Me.'

Background and Age

Margaret Julia Marlo Thomas was born on November 21, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. She is the oldest offspring of comedian Danny Thomas and his significant other, Rose Marie Cassaniti. Her father was from Lebanon while her mom was from Italy. She has a sister, Terre, and a brother, Tony Thomas.

Marlo’s family moved to California during her developmental years. She went to Marymount High School in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree. She was proud of her degree and was glad to carry something home to her folks.

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

Marlo Thomas was in a long romantic relationship with playwright Herb Gardner. In 1977 Thomas was a guest on Donahue, the TV syndicated program when she and host Phil Donahue began to fall in love. They finally got married on May 21, 1980. Together, they brought up five children.

Career and Net Worth

Toward the start of her career, she was in numerous network shows including Bonanza, McHale's Navy, Ben Casey, Arrest and Trial, The Joey Bishop Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Donna Reed Show. Marlo's enormous break came in 1965 when she was cast by Mike Nichols in the London production of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park and had a role in the Nichols Broadway production, Social Security. The great performance prompted her role on That Girl, which would turn into the greatest highlight of her career.

She went to the Actors Studio and studied with Lee Strasberg and Sandra Seacat when she won her Best Dramatic Actress Emmy in 1986 for the TV motion picture Nobody's Child.

Marlo Thomas fills in as the Director at the National Outreach of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The originator of the medical clinic was her father Danny Thomas.

As a result of her incredible work on TV, she got an Emmy multiple times, a Golden Globe Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award. She was drafted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She has additionally gotten a Grammy grant for her children's collection, Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks and Giving All Year Long. In 2014, she was granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House service. The honor had Marlo in tears as she accepted it.

Date modified: Jun 21, 2020
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