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Danny Thomas in 1957

Source: Wikipedia

Danny Thomas (born Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz; January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer, whose career spanned five decades. Thomas was best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show). He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the father of Marlo Thomas, Terre Thomas, and Tony Thomas.

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  • Born: Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz (later anglicized to Amos Jacobs Kairouz) January 6, 1912 Deerfield, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: February 6, 1991 (aged 79) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Other names: Amos Jacobs
  • Years active: 1947–1991
  • Spouse(s): Rose Marie Mantell Thomas (m. 1936–91) his death; 4 children
  • Children: Tony Thomas Marlo Thomas Terre Thomas (b. 1942)

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Variety, 2014-02-18 22:20:34
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