Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas is a very famous American actress, author, and a social activist who was born as Margaret Julia “Marlo” Thomas on 21st November 1937. 80 years old actress has enjoyed great professional time in the entertainment industry and is still active. Along with being an actress, she has been an activist and an author since she is active in the entertainment industry.

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Personal Life

She was born to Danny Thomas and Rose Marie Cassaniti in Detroit, Michigan. Her father, Danny Thomas was a comedian. She has two siblings named Tony Thomas and Terre Thomas. Her biography is full of achievements. She grew up in Beverly Hills, California. She went to Marymount High School in Los Angeles for her early education. Later she went to the University of Southern California and graduated in 1959 with a degree in teaching. After graduation, she made her way into the entertainment industry.

She was in a relationship with Herb Gardner for a long time. In 1977, she made an appearance on a talk show. The host of the talk show was Phil Donahue. She and Phil got caught in a first sight love situation and got into a relationship. They got married on 21st May 1980. Phil had 5 children from his first marriage. According to the information available, she has no children of her own. She has never gone through a divorce.


Over the years, she has worked in a lot of movies and TV shows. At the start of her career, she played different roles in movies and TV shows. She was selected to play a lead role in a movie in 1965 which was her first big break. Since then she has been a part of various TV and cinema projects. The most important work of hers was to play the lead role in a sitcom named “That Girl”. She got great recognition from that show. The show ran for 5 seasons and ended in 1971.

After the success of “That Girl”, she went on achieving more. She worked in a TV movie “Nobody’s Child” and won Best Dramatic Actress Emmy in 1986 for her performance. She also got great recognition for her book named “Free to be…..You and Me”. She also appeared as a guest star in several movies and TV shows. She worked in Broadway Theater and performed well enough.

Her net worth is estimated to be 35 Million Dollars. She has won a lot of awards over the years. She won 4 Emmys for her performance in TV Shows. She also won Golden Globe Award and Grammy Award.

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