Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas
Date of Birth:
Nov 21, 1937
Place of Birth:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Actress, Producer, Activist, Philanthropist
Danny Thomas,Rose Marie Cassaniti
Phil Donahue (m. 1980)
5 Stepchildren
Years active:
Marymount High School

Marlo Thomas - Biography Summary

Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas (born November 21, 1937) is an American actress, producer, author, and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl (1966–1971) and her award-winning children's franchise Free to Be... You and Me. She has received four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and the George Foster Peabody Award for her work in television, and she has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She has also received a Grammy award for her children's album Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, the highest honor that a civilian can receive.

Thomas serves as National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by her father Danny Thomas in 1962. She created the Thanks & Giving campaign in 2004 to support the hospital.

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