He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television, the eponymous Danny Thomas Show. 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.
He then starred in the long-running television sitcom Make Room for Daddy The Danny Thomas Show for the fourth season onwards from toin which he played the lead role of Danny Williams. He was also the founder of St. Thomas was Yamar / Zally - Famous Amos / Pushy Pushy in Toledo, Ohioattending St. Stritch, a native of Tennessee, was a lifelong spiritual advisor for Thomas, and would later advise him to locate the St.
Jude Hospital in Memphis. Thomas first performed under his anglicized birth name, "Amos Jacobs Kairouz. Jacobs, a radio and theatrical artist. Further, the Census states his parents were born in Syria; while Yamar / Zally - Famous Amos / Pushy Pushy Census states that they were born in "Seria", Kuken Står På Aminogatan - Passiv Dödshjälp - Kollektiva Mönster that their mother tongue is "Serian".
Thomas first reached mass audiences on network radio in the s playing shifty brother-in-law Amos in The Bickersonswhich began as sketches on the music-comedy show Drene Timestarring Don Ameche and Frances Langford.
Thomas also portrayed himself as a scatterbrained Lothario on this show. Thomas also had his own radio program, The Danny Thomas Show. He Who Are The Brain Police? - The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! starred in The Jazz Singer opposite the popular contemporary vocalist Peggy Leea remake of the original.
The Hagen character died offscreen in and was replaced by Marjorie Lord ; Angela Cartwright also joined the cast at this time playing Danny's stepdaughter. Sherry Jackson left the series inand Penny Parker replaced her in the season.
Parker was written out of the series with her marriage to the character Patrick Hannigan, played by comedian Pat Harrington, Jr. He also scored a major success at the London Palladium, in the years when many big American stars appeared there.
Inthe program was revived for a season under the title Make Room for Granddaddy. See below. Angela Cartwright who spoke about her on- and off-camera relationship with her television stepfather, Danny Thomas, on a groundbreaking ABC TV show, Make Room for Daddy had said: "I thought Danny was hilarious and he was always cracking me up. He was loud and gregarious, nothing like my real dad who is far more reserved than that. So, it was fun to be able to make smart remarks and get away with it.
I would never have talked to my real parents that way, but in the make-believe world of the Williams family I got away with that. After several auditions, I was the first von Trapp cast.
I asked Danny Thomas if he would let me out of my contract so I could be in the movie and he was very gracious to let me out of the last show of the season. He didn't have to do that and I am very grateful he did. Thomas often appeared in cameos on shows he produced, including his portrayal of the tuxedoed, droll alien Kolak, from the planet Twilo, in the Dick Van Dyke Show science-fiction spoof, "It May Look Like a Walnut".
Thomas was responsible for Mary Tyler Moore 's first "big break" in acting. He had remembered her as "the girl with three names" whom he had turned down earlier, but rediscovered her after Yamar / Zally - Famous Amos / Pushy Pushy lengthy search through photos and records.
Premised around Danny and Kathy Williams caring for their grandson by daughter Terry, who was away with her husband on a long business assignment, the show lasted one season. By the mids, Thomas' son Tony had become an accomplished television producer. He guest-starred in "In Full Command," the March 18, series finale of the long-running detective drama Kojakas a corrupt superior officer in the police department, in an episode directed by series star Telly Savalas.
The last series in which Thomas was a headlining star was One Big Familywhich aired in syndication during the — season. The situation comedy's premise was set around a semi-retired comedian Yamar / Zally - Famous Amos / Pushy Pushy grandchildren were orphaned after their parents were killed in a car accident. Thomas, like many actors prominent in television, endorsed commercial products. In Yamar / Zally - Famous Amos / Pushy Pushy , two companies that featured him in their advertising were Maxwell Housewhose instant coffee he endorsed though it had no decaffeinated variant at the time, he later claimed he had been endorsing a "decaffeinated" instant coffee and the coffee he actually drank had a high Deep In A Dream - Jeri Southern - Coffee, Cigarettes & Memories content[ citation needed ] and Philips Norelco 's "Dial-A-Brew" version of its short-lived "Better Cup Of Coffee" line of electric drip coffee-makers.
One of his other "commercials" was actually a public-service message, with fund-raising goals, for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As a "starving actor", Thomas had made a vow: If he found success, he would open a shrine dedicated to St.
Jude Thaddeusthe patron saint of hopeless causes. After becoming a successful actor in the early s, his wife joined him and began traveling the United States to help raise funds to build St.
Since its inception, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, Love Where Can You Be? - Jerry Lordan - All My Own Work the mission of finding cures and saving children. Peter C.
Doherty of St. Jude's Immunology Department, was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in for key discoveries on how the immune system works to kill virus-infected cells. Danny Thomas was a struggling young comic when he met Rose Marie Mantell born Rose Marie Cassanitiwho had a singing career with her own radio show in DetroitMichiganand who was the daughter of Marie "Mary" Cassaniti —a drummer and percussionist for "Marie's Merry Music Makers".
Thomas was initiated to the Freemasonry  in the Prudence Lodge No. Thomas was one of the original owners of the Miami Dolphinsalong with Joe Robbiebut he sold his share soon after the purchase. He was an avid golfer, claimed a ten golf handicapand competed with Sam Snead in a charity event. Thomas died on February 6,of heart failure in Los AngelesCaliforniaa month after his 79th birthday.
Two days previously he had celebrated St. Jude Hospital's 29th anniversary and filmed a commercial,  which aired posthumously. He is interred in a mausoleum on the grounds of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee ;  Cassaniti, his wife of 55 years, was interred with him after her death in July A stretch of roadway in Memphis is locally known as Danny Thomas Boulevard. The road, built in the s to partially reroute U.
Highway 51 around downtown, runs from E. Crump Boulevard U. Jude Children's Research Hospital's campus on a viaduct. For Thomas' contribution to the television industry, in February he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at Hollywood Boulevard.
Thomas was a posthumous recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. On February 16,the United States Postal Service issued a first-class forever stamp honoring Thomas as an entertainer and humanitarian. The Danny Thomas Forever Stamp shows an Happy New Year - ABBA - Collection 2000 painting depicting a smiling, tuxedo -clad Thomas in the foreground and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the background.
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