Danny Thomas

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Danny Thomas

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Danny Thomas

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: January 06, 1912
Date of Passing: February 06, 1991
Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer, whose career spanned five decades.

He created and starred in one of the most successful and long running situation comedies in the history of American network television.

In addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk and musical variety programs of his time, his legacy includes a lifelong dedication to fundraising for charity.

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer, whose career spanned five decades.

He created and starred in one of the most successful and long running situation comedies in the history of American network television.

In addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk and musical variety programs of his time, his legacy includes a lifelong dedication to fundraising for charity.

Thomas’s long career began in films in 1947. He then achieved continuing success starring in the long-running television sitcom Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show) in which Thomas played the lead role of Danny Williams.

He was the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

He is the father of actress/producer Marlo Thomas.

Danny Thomas was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Danny Thomas received the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award posthumously in 2004.

Thomas is shown here with his Emmy for Best Actor in a Regular Series, with Loretta Young, winner for Best Actress in a Regular Series, at the 7th Emmy Awards in 1955.

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Marlo Thomas accepts the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award on behalf of her late father Danny Thomas. Presented at the 56th Emmy Awards, September 22, 2004.

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Marlo Thomas accepts the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award on behalf of her late father Danny Thomas. Presented at the 56th Emmy Awards, September 22, 2004.

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