Salt and Pepper
Deerfield, Mi, USA
Place of Death
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Make Room for Daddy, or The Danny Thomas Show.
Profile Bio Text
Danny Thomas was born in Deerfield, Michigan, on January 6, 1914, to Charles and Margaret Jacobs. He was of Lebanese descent. He first performed under his Anglicized birth name, Amos Jacobs, before settling on the stage name, Danny Thomas, which were the first names of two of his brothers. He lived in various cities as a child, including Toledo, Ohio, and Rochester New York.
On the big screen, he starred in The Jazz Singer, a 1952 remake of the 1927 original and played songwriter Gus Kahn opposite Doris Day in the 1951 film biography I`ll See You in My Dreams. After Make Room for Daddy, which was later known as the Danny Thomas Show, he became a successful television producer, working on many popular shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Mod Squad.
Known as a generous philanthropist, Thomas founded the St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1962. The hospital has treated thousands of children for childhood cancers. In 1996, two of its researchers won the Nobel Prize for medicine for their research on the immune system of children. As a "starving actor", Thomas made a vow - if he found success, he would open a hospital dedicated to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes.
He was one of the original owners of the Miami Dolphins, along with Joe Robbie, although he sold his share soon after purchase. Thomas was also an avid golfer. He claimed ten golf handicap and once competed with Sam Snead in a charity event
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Full Name at Birth
Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Radio and TV Actor, Writer, Producer
Loretta Young, Vic Damone
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Danny Thomas (born Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz; January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer whose career spanned five decades. He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television, in addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk, and musical variety programs of his time, and his legacy includes a lifelong dedication to fundraising for charity.
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Woodward High School in Toledo, OH, in 1931
(1970s) TV commercial: Norelco coffee makers, (1989) TV commercial: St. Jude Hospitals, (1980s) Spokesman for Union Fidelity Life Insurance Co, (1950s) Spokesman for Post cereals, (1950s) Spokesman for Dodge cars., Spokesman for Sanka decaffeinated coffee
His bulbous nose
Brown - Dark
www.findagrave.com/memorial/2419/danny-thomas, www.nndb.com/people/449/000026371/, www.stjude.org/directory/t/danny-thomas.html
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