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Danny Thomas is a Actor American born on 6 january 1912 at Michigan (USA)

Danny Thomas

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Birth name Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz (later anglicized to Amos Jacobs Kairouz)
Nationality USA
Birth 6 january 1912 at Michigan (USA)
Death 6 february 1991 (at 79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

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.


Danny Thomas was a struggling young comic when he met Rose Marie Mantell (born Rose Marie Cassaniti), who had a singing career with her own radio show in Detroit, Michigan. They were married on January 15, 1936, and had four children, Margaret Julia ("Marlo"), Theresa ("Terre"), and Charles Anthony ("Tony") Thomas.His fourth child, his youngest son Christopher Dean Gregory Thomas born May 8, 1960 who he named after St Christopher had come as a result of an affair with Diane Jensen Thomas' children followed him into entertainment in various capacities: his daughter Marlo is an actress, his son Tony is a television producer, and his daughter Terre Thomas is an accomplished singer-songwriter. Thomas was also the son-in-law of Marie "Mary" Cassaniti (1896–1972), a drummer and percussionist for "Marie's Merry Music Makers".

Thomas was initiated, passed, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason Freemasonry at Gothic Lodge #270 F&AM located at Hamilton Square, NJ, on March 15, 1984, by special dispensation of the NJ Grand Master. During May 1985, he was made a 32° Mason and also a Noble in Al Malaikah Shrine located at Los Angeles, CA. Thomas also filmed the introduction to the Masonic Service Association's movie, When the Band Stops Playing.

A devout Maronite Catholic, Thomas was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre by Pope Paul VI in recognition of his services to the church and the community. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan presented Thomas with a Congressional Gold Medal honoring him for his work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thomas was one of the original owners of the Miami Dolphins, along with Joe Robbie, but he sold his ownership share soon after the purchase. He was an avid golfer, claimed a ten golf handicap, and competed with Sam Snead in a charity event. Two PGA Tour tournaments bore his name: the Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic in south Florida in 1969 and the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic from 1970 to 1984. He was also the first non-Jewish member of the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.

In 1990, Danny Thomas was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

Usually with

Joe Pasternak
Joe Pasternak
(3 films)
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1 films)
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danny Thomas (8 films)

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Journey Back to Oz, 1h28
Directed by Don Bluth, Hal Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Children's films
Actors Milton Berle, Herschel Bernardi, Paul Ford, Don Messick, Margaret Hamilton, Paul Lynde
Roles the Tin Man
Rating61% 3.095263.095263.095263.095263.09526
After a tornado in Kansas causes a loose gate to knock Dorothy unconscious, she re-appears in the Land of Oz with Toto, and encounters a talking Signpost (voiced by Jack E. Leonard), whose three signs point in different directions, all marked "Emerald City". They later meet Pumpkinhead (voiced by Paul Lynde), the unwilling servant of antagonist Mombi. Toto chases a cat to a small cottage where Dorothy is captured by Mombi's pet crow (voiced by Mel Blanc) and Mombi (voiced by Ethel Merman) herself. Pumpkinhead sneaks into the house in Mombi's absence, and discovers her creation of green elephants, to use as her army to conquer the Emerald City. Pumpkinhead frees Dorothy, and they flee. After finding Dorothy gone, Mombi threatens that their warning the Scarecrow will not help when her green elephants "come crashing through the gate".
Looking for Love, 1h25
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Barbara Nichols, Jay C. Flippen, Joby Baker
Roles Himself
Rating57% 2.863692.863692.863692.863692.86369
Francis plays Libby Caruso, who has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, yet hasn't succeed. Libby then decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get married. She is interested in pursuing Paul Davis (Jim Hutton), who she meets in the supermarket, but Paul is not interested.
The Jazz Singer, 1h47
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock, Alex Gerry, Allyn Joslyn
Roles Jerry Golding
Rating58% 2.9096952.9096952.9096952.9096952.909695
As Jerry Golding (a young Korean War veteran) scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who had hoped that Jerry would instead follow in the footsteps of six consecutive generations of cantors in their family. Sorrowfully, Cantor David Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence.
I'll See You in My Dreams, 1h50
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy, Patrice Wymore, James Gleason, Mary Wickes
Roles Gus Kahn
Rating67% 3.3923353.3923353.3923353.3923353.392335
Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) is the prolific tunesmith, whose fortunes take an upswing in 1908 when he meets and falls in love with Grace LeBoy (Doris Day). Kahn's career ascends to spectacular heights via such hits as Pretty Baby, My Buddy, Toot Toot Tootsie and "Makin' Whoopee, only to go into eclipse when he loses his savings in the 1929 stock-market crash.
Call Me Mister, 1h36
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Danny Thomas, Dale Robertson, Richard Boone, Benay Venuta
Roles Pfc. Stanley Poppopolis
Rating59% 2.9634552.9634552.9634552.9634552.963455
After the end of World War II American soldiers in occupied Japan are entertained with a show put on by one of their own sergeants and his former wife who is an entertainer.
Big City
Big City (1948)
, 1h43
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston, George Murphy, Danny Thomas, Edward Arnold, Betty Garrett
Roles Cantor David Irwin Feldman
Rating65% 3.290723.290723.290723.290723.29072
The Unfinished Dance, 1h41
Directed by Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Danny Thomas, Esther Dale, Thurston Hall, Harry Hayden
Roles Mr. Paneros
Rating65% 3.2935553.2935553.2935553.2935553.293555
Aspiring ballerina Meg Merlin idolizes the head of her dance school, Ariane Bouchet, so much so that she often neglects her own studies just to watch Ariane dance. Only the intervention of kindly Mr. Paternos keeps her from being expelled.