Marlo Thomas is an American actress, producer, author, and social activist. She is best known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her children’s franchise Free to Be… You and Me. She has received four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award for her work in television.
About Marlo Thomas in brief
Marlo Thomas is an American actress, producer, author, and social activist. She is best known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her children’s franchise Free to Be… You and Me. She has received four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award for her work in television. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 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. Thomas appeared in many television programs including Bonanza, McHale’s Navy, Ben Casey, Arrest and Trial, The Joey Bishop Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, My Favorite Martian, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Donna Reed Show, among others. In 1972, she released a children’s book, Nobody’s Child, which she thanked both individuals and groups for their support. She won her Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress in 1986 for the TV movie Nobody’s Child.
She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 1998. She also received a Grammy Award for the children’S album Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & giving All Year Long. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, who she met at the University of Southern California. Her husband is a former U.S. Air Force pilot, and they have a son, a son-in-law, a daughter, and two step-children. Thomas has a brother, Tony Thomas, who is a television and film producer. Her father was a Roman Catholic Lebanese American and her mother was Sicilian American. Her godmother was Loretta Young. Her parents called her Margo when she was a child, though she soon became known as Marlo, because of her childhood mispronunciation of the nickname. She attended Marymount High School in L.A. and graduated with a teaching degree: \”I wanted a piece of paper that said I was qualified to do something in the world,\” she said.