Marlo Thomas

Actor, Producer
A bubbly presence with a charmingly husky voice, actress Marlo Thomas, the daughter of beloved entertainer Danny Thomas, rose to fame in the late 1960s as the accident-prone Ann Marie on "That Girl" (ABC, 1966-1971) ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1937 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (78)

Cardboard Boxer 2014 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

LOL 2012 (Movie)

Gran (Actor)

The New Normal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deceit (Lifetime) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Our Heroes, Ourselves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

That Girl 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starstruck 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Beautiful 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Kathy Najimy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Playing Mona Lisa 2000 (Movie)

Sheila Goldstein (Actor)

Frasier 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bella Abzug 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Gloria Steinem 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Banned in America: The Stars Speak Out 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Loretta Young 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

Blair (Actor)

Danny Thomas: Make Room For Danny 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

How Do You Spell God? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Reunion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Growing Up Funny 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Step Apart 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Television Moments: What We Watched 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (01/29/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Spirit 1990 (Movie)

Reva Prosky (Actor)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Free to Be... a Family 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Sex... And Marriage 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Thieves 1977 (Movie)

Sally Cramer (Actor)

Free To Be...You And Me 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Jenny 1970 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Zane Grey Theater 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Consenting Adult (TV Show)

Actor

In the Woods (Movie)

(Actor)

It Happened One Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Two Against Time (TV Show)

Actor

Ultimate Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Wish You Were Here 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Leap of Faith 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Baby on Board 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Free To Be...You And Me 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Taken Away (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A bubbly presence with a charmingly husky voice, actress Marlo Thomas, the daughter of beloved entertainer Danny Thomas, rose to fame in the late 1960s as the accident-prone Ann Marie on "That Girl" (ABC, 1966-1971). The series, which earned Thomas a Golden Globe, might have been the alpha and omega of her career, as it minted her in the role of hapless ingénue for years to follow. But Thomas turned to weightier topics in the 1970s, most notably women and children's rights, for which she helped to launch the Ms. Foundation for Women and produce the children's special "Free to Be You and Me" (ABC, 1974), which endeared her to a generation of youngsters and parents. With the help and support of her famous talk show host husband Phil Donahue, Thomas later segued into producing for television while continuing her philanthropic pursuits through St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. In doing so, Thomas became one of the leading socially conscious figures in the entertainment industry.

Relationships

Theresa Thomas

Sister

Phil Donahue Actor

Husband
Met in 1977 when Thomas was a guest on his talk show Married May 1980

Herb Gardner Actor

Companion

David Geffen Actor

Companion

Danny Thomas Actor

Parent
Born January 6, 1912 star of TV's "Make Room for Daddy" and "The Danny Thomas Show" started St. Judes Children's Hospital died February 6, 1991

Rose Thomas

Mother
born in 1914 died of natural causes on July 12, 2000

Tony Thomas Executive Producer

Sibling
TV producer on "Golden Girls," "Empty Nest" and "Blossom" with partner Paul Junger Witt

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2001

Portrayed author Jacqueline Susann on stage in "Paper Doll" in Pittsburgh; production moved to Broadway in 2002

1999

Played Alicia Witt's mother in the festival screened "Playing Mona Lisa"

1998

Had supporting roles in the independent films "The Real Blonde" and "Starfucker"

1996

Had recurring role as Rachel's mother on "Friends"

1992

Received star No. 1971 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 11

1990

Returned to feature films after a 13-year absence to appear in "In the Spirit"

1990

Co-executive produced (with Carole Hart and Kathie Berlin) the short-lived CBS comedy series, "Wish You Were Here"

1977

TV-movie debut, "It Happened One Christmas" (ABC), a distaff remake of the Frank Capra classic "It's a Wonderful Life"; also co-produced

1977

Made second feature film, "Thieves", based on the Broadway play

1974

TV producing debut, "Marlo Thomas and Friends in 'Free to Be...You and Me'" (ABC)

1974

Broadway debut, "Thieves"

1973

Starred in the ABC multi-sketch comedy special, "Marlo Thomas in Acts of Love--and Other Comedies"

1969

Feature film debut, "Jenny"

1961

TV series debut, as Stella Barnes, the protagonist's sister, in "The Joey Bishop Show"

Formed Hart, Thomas & Berlin Productions with Carole Hart and Kathie Berlin

Played the female lead in the London production of Neil Simon's comic play, "Barefoot in the Park"

Appeared on TV in the anthology series, "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater"

Starred as aspiring actress Ann Marie on the ABC-TV sitcom, "That Girl"

Bonus Trivia

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Thomas received four Emmy nominations as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on "That Girl".

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