Danny Thomas

Actor, comedian, humanitarian Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer, whose career has spanned five decades. Thomas was best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show). He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the father of Marlo Thomas, Terre Thomas, and Tony Thomas.
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Workout for St. Jude Event to Raise Funds for Kids Battling Cancer - PR.com (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
Founded in 1962 by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never
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Trophy Club to unveil new fire station Saturday - Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Fortunately, said Chief Danny Thomas, it took only a few minutes to contain the small fire that began in an air conditioning unit. Then as soon as the firetrucks pulled into the bay at the new $2.4 million fire station, firefighters were back to
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St. Jude: Danny's Dream - WBKO
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More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas was a struggling entertainer. He handed over his last $7 in the collection box after being moved by an inspirational mass. When he realized what he'd done, he asked St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes to
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Return Of Water Ski Show Helps Janesville Economy - WISC Madison
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"I grew up here in Janesville and learned to ski right here on this very river," said attendee Danny Thomas. Thomas brought along his two daughters, Jada and Reese, who spent the afternoon enjoying their first water ski show in their dad's home town
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Woman who shot at board member running for Greensboro City Council - Salisbury Post
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In November 1997, Brogden went to the home of Dr. Danny Thomas, who was then an associate superintendent in the Rowan-Salisbury system, and fired a gun at him. Thomas was not injured. Authorities said Brogden was angry about losing her job with the
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Prestatyn hoping for Thomas return boost - Rhyl Journal
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PRESTATYN are hoping that former Army opening batsman Danny Thomas who made a surprise re-appearance after two years in Columbia against Sefton Park at Beach Close last Saturday, will be available again for this week's home date with lowly Alder
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Sanders and Sharpe are moving, but Sabol stole the show - NFL News
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By Adam Rank NFL.com CANTON, Ohio -- There is an old story about how comedian Danny Thomas killed a room for an hour while the other comics cowered in the corner for fear of having to follow him. Nobody wanted to follow a
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Wilmoth gets another win - Tyler Star News
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In the closing laps Shaun Jett, Kyle Thomas, Daniel Hill, and Danny Thomas narrowed the gap with help from lapped traffic but could not catch Doll. In the Bridgeport Equipment & Tool Modifieds, Mike Wilson spanked the field for three weeks in a row
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Paid Notice: Deaths DELACORTE, VALERIE PASCAL
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DELACORTE--Valerie Pascal, (1919 2011) passed away on July 14th at her home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Valerie was the devoted wife of the late George T. Delacorte, founder of Dell Publishing Company and a well known New York and Florida philanthropist. Valerie was born in Budapest, Hungary and educated at the Ursuline Convent. Graced with stunning
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Renewed Vision - Memphis Daily News
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Its 10 square blocks, with boundaries at Poplar Avenue, Danny Thomas Boulevard, Madison Avenue and Manassas Street, feature 25 registered historic sites. “The stories about the people, the way they lived, the effects of the yellow fever, really do tell
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Some recycling questions remain - Taylor Daily Press
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Taylor Public Works Director Danny Thomas said some of the confusion could be due to people being accustomed to separating out the various types of recyclable material — paper, aluminum, glass, plastic bottles and other types of materials
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Site of officer's fatal shooting prone to violence - KPHO Phoenix
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Danny Thomas, a Former Department of Liquor Licenses and Control investigator, worked the Mercado investigation for months. "It's just unbelievable to me that this stuff is still going on today, that's why I'm angry," he said
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Chatting with local TV legend Virginia Atter Keys is like hanging out with ... - Florida Times-Union
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Jacksonville television pioneer Virginia Atter Keys said Danny Thomas of "Make Room for Daddy" and "The Danny Thomas Show" was one of her all-time favorite interview. They shared a Lebanese heritage, and he even asked her to emcee one of his St. Jude
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Four Filipina nurses killed in Qatar road crash - gulfnews.com
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Another Filipina, Claryvil Miranda, a 34-year-old Indian nurse from Kerala, Danny Thomas, and their male Sudanese colleague, Mohammad Nasruddin Ahmad, 36, were also killed in the tragedy, around 45km from Doha. At least 10 persons, all HMC employees,
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TV Q&A with David Inman - Boston Herald
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The star was not Art Carney, however; it was Danny Thomas. He played retired vaudevillian Jake Hatton, who was living a quiet life in Seattle when his family — including grandson Brian, played by Dom DeLuise's son Michael — moved in
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Video: Sculpture Of Danny Thomas Revealed - Gamut News
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This Local News video “Sculpture Of Danny Thomas Revealed” is copyright by WREG – Memphis and brought to you by Gamut News. Feel free to share or embed this video but this video may not be broadcast, redistributed or rewritten in whole or part without
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Marlo Thomas - A.V. Club Chicago
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The actor: Marlo Thomas, who emerged early from the shadow of her father—comedian Danny Thomas—when she produced and starred in the proto-feminist sitcom That Girl while still in her twenties. Thomas went on to become a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Thomas
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 79
    Thomas died on February 6, 1991, of heart failure at age 79, in Los Angeles, California.
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  • 1990
    Age 78
    In 1990, Danny Thomas was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
  • 1985
    Age 73
    During May 1985, he was made a 32° Mason and also a Noble in Al Malaikah Shrine located at Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1984
    Age 72
    Thomas was initiated, passed, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason Freemasonry at Gothic Lodge #270 F&AM located at Hamilton Square, NJ, on March 15, 1984, by special dispensation of the NJ Grand Master.
  • 1983
    Age 71
    In 1983, President Ronald Reagan presented Thomas with a Congressional Gold Medal honoring him for his work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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  • 1976
    Age 64
    Thomas returned to series TV in the NBC sitcom, The Practice, from January 1976 to January 1977, and after that I'm a Big Girl Now, which aired on ABC from 1980 to 1981.
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  • 1975
    Age 63
    Tony, along with Paul Junger Witt, formed Witt/Thomas Productions in 1975, and was responsible for his father's next three (and ultimately final) starring vehicles.
  • FORTIES
  • 1961
    Age 49
    Thomas was responsible for Mary Tyler Moore's first "big break" in acting. In 1961, Carl Reiner cast her in The Dick Van Dyke Show after Thomas personally recommended Moore.
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  • 1959
    Age 47
    On January 1, 1959, Thomas appeared with his other Make Room For Daddy child stars, Angela Cartwright and the late Rusty Hamer, in an episode of NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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  • 1952
    Age 40
    From 1952 through 1974 Thomas also recorded a number of vocal albums on his own, as well as participating on other albums.
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    In 1952 Thomas recorded an Arabic folk song for the album The Music of Arab-Americans: A Retrospective Collection.
    In films, Thomas starred in The Jazz Singer opposite the popular contemporary vocalist Peggy Lee, a 1952 remake of the 1927 original, and played songwriter Gus Kahn opposite Doris Day in the 1951 film biography I'll See You in My Dreams.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 24
    They were married on January 15, 1936, and had three children, Margaret Julia ("Marlo"), Theresa ("Terre"), and Charles Anthony ("Tony") Thomas.
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    He married Rose Marie Cassaniti in 1936, a week after his 24th birthday.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 18
    Further, the 1930 Census states his parents were born in Syria; while the 1920 Census states that they were born in "Seria", and that their mother tongue is "Serian".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 8
    He was living in Ward 6, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, according to the 1920 U. S. Census as Amos Jacobs, the same in the 1930 Census, and in 1940 living in Ward 2, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, as Amos J. Jacobs, a radio and theatrical artist.
  • 1912
    Age 0
    One of 10 children, Danny Thomas was born as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz on January 6, 1912, in Deerfield, Michigan, to Charles Yakhoob Kairouz and his wife Margaret Taouk.
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