About this star

  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 01 Dec 1988
  • Star rank: 2212
  • Address:
    6805 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing east
  • GPS location:
    34.101667, -118.339916

Bob Thomas

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Previous star: Al Lichtman


Bob Thomas


Robert Joseph “Bob” Thomas (January 26, 1922 – March 14, 2014) was an American Hollywood film industry biographer and reporter who worked for the Associated Press from 1944.

Fact file

  • Born: Robert Joseph Thomas January 26, 1922 San Diego, California, U.S.
  • Died: March 14, 2014 (aged 92) Encino, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Biographer, reporter
  • Spouse(s): Patricia (m. 1947–2014; his death)
  • Children: Three

Read more about Bob Thomas at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Bob Thomas, Reporter of 66 Oscar Ceremonies, Dies at 92
NY Times Movies, 2014-03-15 03:32:28
Mr. Thomas was ubiquitous in Hollywood, covering its stars and moguls from 1943 to 2010 for The Associated Press.    

Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-03-14 18:39:36
He was the institutional memory for the movies at The Associated Press and a passage for the world to a Hollywood both longed for and long gone.

Hollywood Journalist Bob Thomas Dead at 92
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-03-14 16:27:04
The longtime Associated Press writer, who was famous for covering a record 66 Oscars, died on Friday at his Encino, Calif., home from age-related illnesses. read more

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