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Marlo Thomas

Biography

Star from the sitcom That Lady who married chat show sponsor Phil Donahue in 1980. She graduated from your University or college of Southern California in 1979, and was a college teacher before making a decision to pursue performing. She began the award-winning children’s task Free to Become…Me and you, which started as an archive recording and illustrated publication in 1972 and became an after-school particular in 1974. Her dad, Danny Thomas, founded the St. Jude Children’s Study Hospital in 1962, and she offered as the Country wide Outreach Movie director. She co-starred with Rosemary DeCamp for the reason that Lady.

Quick Facts


Full Name Marlo Thomas
Date Of Birth November 21, 1937
Place Of Birth Detroit, MI
Height 1.63 m
Profession Stage Actress
Education Marymount High School, University of Southern California, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Spouse Phil Donahue
Parents Danny Thomas, Rose Marie Mantell Thomas
Siblings Tony Thomas, Terre Thomas
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming, TV Land Favorite Fashion Plate - Female Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Movies It Happened One Christmas, Nobody's Child, Consenting Adult, Playing Mona Lisa, In the Spirit, The Real Blonde, LOL, Cardboard Boxer, Deceit, Jenny, Two Against Time, Starstruck, Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story, Reunion, Thieves, In the Woods, Ultimate Betrayal, The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck, The Body Human: Facts for Girls
TV Shows That Girl, The Danny Thomas Hour, The Joey Bishop Show, Happily Never After, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, She's Nobody's Baby: The History of American Women in the 20th Century
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
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  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 24 November 2014.
2 Lifelong friends with Gloria Steinem.
3 Release of her book, "Free to Be...You and Me". [2008]
4 Released her lastest book, "The Right Words at the Right Time: Volume 2 - Your Turn". [2006]
5 Released of her New York Times #1 best-selling book, "The Right Words at the Right Time". [2002]
6 Release of her memoir, "Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny". [2010]
7 Currently appearing in "Roger is Dead" at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey. [May 2008]
8 Thomas & Donohue, long-time residents of Westport, Connecticut recently sold their sprawling Long Island Sound estate for close to its asking price, just under $30 million, moving to a smaller property across town. [December 2006]
9 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital national outreach director.
10 She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
11 Godmother is Loretta Young.
12 Future successful TV producer Aaron Spelling wrote the script for one of her very earliest TV roles, an appearance with her father Danny Thomas on the anthology series Zane Grey Theater (1956) telecast on Feb. 2, 1961: Zane Grey Theater: Honor Bright (1961).
13 She is of Lebanese and Italian origins. Her father is Lebanese and her mother is Italian. Her mother's maiden name was Rose Marie Cassaniti.
14 Remained friends with That Girl (1966) costar Ted Bessell until his death. Thomas insisted Bessell see a doctor (which he did), when he complained of chest pains only days before he died.
15 Her sister Terre Thomas, her brother Tony Thomas and her father Danny Thomas all appeared on the That Girl (1966) episode, That Girl: My Sister's Keeper (1969).
16 Attended Beverly Hills High School in California.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cardboard Boxer 2016
Ballers 2015 TV Series Jason's Mother
Happily Never After 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Being Experience 2013/I
The New Normal 2012 TV Series Nancy Niles
LOL 2012 Gran
Ugly Betty 2007 TV Series Sandra Winthrop
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 TV Series Judge Mary Clark
Deceit 2004 TV Movie Ellen McCarthy
Friends 1996-2002 TV Series Sandra Green
Two Against Time 2002 TV Movie Julie Portman
Ally McBeal 2000 TV Series Lynnie Bishop
Playing Mona Lisa 2000 Sheila Goldstein
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 Margaret (uncredited)
Frasier 1999 TV Series Sophie
Starstruck 1998 Linda Phaeffle
The Real Blonde 1997 Blair
Roseanne 1996 TV Series Tina Beige
Reunion 1994 TV Movie Jessie Yates
Ultimate Betrayal 1994 TV Movie Adult Sharon Rodgers
Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story 1991 TV Movie Lucille 'Sis' Levin
In the Spirit 1990 Reva Prosky
Nobody's Child 1986 TV Movie Marie Balter
Consenting Adult 1985 TV Movie Tess Lynd
The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck 1984 TV Movie Kathryn Beck
It Happened One Christmas 1977 TV Movie Mary Bailey Hatch
Thieves 1977 Sally Cramer
The Practice 1976 TV Series Judy Sinclair
Acts of Love and Other Comedies 1973 TV Movie Host / Gina / Susan / ...
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie 1973 TV Series Anne Marie
That Girl 1965-1971 TV Series Ann Marie
Jenny 1970 Jenny
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 TV Movie Bertha (voice)
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Bertha Plummer
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series Claire Schaeffer
The Donna Reed Show 1965 TV Series David's Goddaughter Louise Bissell
Two's Company 1965 TV Movie Caroline Sommers
Valentine's Day 1965 TV Series Stacy
McHale's Navy 1964 TV Series Cynthia Prentice
Wendy and Me 1964 TV Series Carol
My Favorite Martian 1964 TV Series Paula
Bonanza 1964 TV Series Tai Lee
Arrest and Trial 1964 TV Series Angela Tucci
The Joey Bishop Show 1961-1962 TV Series Stella Barnes
Insight 1962 TV Series Jeanne Brown
Make Room for Daddy 1961 TV Series Stella Mason
Thriller 1961 TV Series Susan Baker
Zane Grey Theater 1961 TV Series Laurie Dubro
77 Sunset Strip 1960 TV Series Amina
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1960 TV Series Frank's Girlfriend

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deceit 2004 TV Movie executive producer
Our Heroes, Ourselves 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Two Against Time 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Reunion 1994 TV Movie executive producer
Taken Away 1989 TV Movie executive producer
Free to Be... a Family 1988 TV Movie executive producer: USA
Leap of Faith 1988 TV Movie executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse 1988 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck 1984 TV Movie executive producer
It Happened One Christmas 1977 TV Movie producer
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie producer
That Girl 1967-1971 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie performer: "Parents Are People"
That Girl 1967-1971 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 TV Movie performer: "Smiles Go With Tears", "That Was Yesterday"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie television developer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Guys 2002 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir 2013 TV Series Herself - Person of the Week
The View 2004-2013 TV Series Herself
Makers: Women Who Make America 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Pioneers of Television 2008-2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 2012 NCRM Freedom Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Recipient: Humanitarian Award
Every Woman 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
Happily Never After 2012 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
The Fran Drescher Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Huckabee 2010 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2008 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Herself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
Larry King Live 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
The Young Hollywood Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
TV Land's Top Ten 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special 2004 TV Movie Herself
TV Land Moguls 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself
Great Women of Television Comedy 2003 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2002 TV Series Herself
Our Heroes, Ourselves 2002 TV Movie Host
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Herself
TVography: That Girl 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols 1999 TV Movie Herself
Kids Are Punny 1998 TV Movie Herself / Voice (voice)
The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala 1997 TV Movie Herself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Host
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
The 1996 Annual Lucy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Good Morning America 1977-1994 TV Series Herself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters 1994 TV Movie Herself
The 5th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
A Century of Women 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991-1992 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
A Step Apart 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International 1992 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Herself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970-1991 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The 7th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress / Actor in a Miniseries or Special
Free to Be... a Family 1988 TV Movie Herself
The 3th Annual Mr. Abbot Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Working in the Theatre 1986 TV Series documentary Herself
Danny Thomas Christmas 1986 TV Special Co-Host
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Animated Program
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Host and Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
The Body Human: Facts for Girls 1980 TV Short documentary Ideal mother
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1979 TV Series Herself - Actress
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle 1978 TV Special Herself
The 1978 Annual Iris Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Presenter
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Herself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favourite Television Drama Program
The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1977 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards 1976 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song Score and Adaptation
The Dream Factory 1975 Documentary Herself
The Stanley Siegel Show 1975 TV Series Herself
Good Night America 1974 TV Series Herself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Vin Scully Show 1973 TV Series Herself
Dinah's Place 1971 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1971 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Cameo
The 21st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1969 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1967 TV Series Herself - Narrator
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Herself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Herself - Fashion Hostess
Girl Talk 1967 TV Series Herself
Late Show London 1966 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1965 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Herself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
This Is Your Life 1954 TV Series Herself
The Fabulous Allan Carr 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing 2016 Documentary Herself
Today 2011-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Herself
Theater Talk 2015 TV Series Herself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2015 TV Movie Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
Makers: Women in Hollywood 2014 Documentary Herself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Katie 2014 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Herself - On MarloThomas.com
Gloria: In Her Own Words 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2006 TV Series Herself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Funny Women of Television 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host (segment "Sitcoms Dealing with Serious Issues")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children · Sheryl Crow (performed by)
· David Hyde Pierce (performed by)
· Uncle Kracker (performed by)
· James Earl Jones (performed by)
· Jimmy Buffett (performed by)
· Billy Crystal (performed by)
· Steve Whitmire (performed by, as Kermit the Frog and Ernie)
· Wayne Brady (performed by)
· Rosie Perez (performed by)
· Sarah Jessica Parker (performed by)
· Hilary Duff (performed by)
· Robin Williams (performed by)
· Michael Bacon (performed by, as The Bacon Brothers)
· Kevin Bacon (performed by, as The Bacon Brothers)
· Antonio Banderas (performed by)
· Jennifer Aniston (performed by)
· Faith Hill (performed b
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Fashion Plate - Female That Girl (1966)
1996 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards
1992 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television Awarded on December 3, 1992 at 6902 Hollywood Blvd.
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Free to Be... a Family (1988) · Christopher Cerf (executive producer: USA)
· Robert Dalrymple (producer: USA)
· Leonid Zolotarevsky (executive producer: USSR)
· Igor Menzelintsev (producer: USSR)
· Vern Calhoun (co-producer)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Nobody's Child (1986)
1981 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming - Performers The Body Human: Facts for Girls (1980)
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Special Free to Be... You & Me (1974) · Carole Hart
1967 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Star - Female That Girl (1966)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Hippest Fashion Plate - Female That Girl (1966)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Friends (1994)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nobody's Child (1986)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Consenting Adult (1985)
1971 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Female Jenny (1970)
1971 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series That Girl (1966)
1970 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series That Girl (1966)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series That Girl (1966)
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series That Girl (1966)


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#Quote
1 [on her debt to Lee Strasberg and Sandra Seacat, from her 2010 autobiography] I only wish Lee could have lived to see me portray a schizophrenic in Nobody's Child (1986). I never could have gotten near playing that kind of part without Lee's exercises, and the subsequent work I did and continue to do with his primary disciple, the brilliant Sandra Seacat.
2 My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.

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