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Marlo Thomas
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Thomas in That Girl (1968)
Born
Margaret Julia Thomas

November 21, 1937 (1937-11-21) (age 82)
Education Marymount High School
Alma mater University of Southern California (B.A., 1959)
Occupation Actress, producer, activist, philanthropist
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s)
Phil Donahue (m. 1980)
Children 5 stepchildren
Parent(s) Danny Thomas
Rose Marie Cassaniti
Relatives Tony Thomas (brother)

Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas (born November 21, 1937) is an American actress, producer, author, and social activist best known for starring on the sitcom That Girl (1966–1971) and her award-winning children's franchise Free to Be... You and Me. She has received four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and the George Foster Peabody Award for her work in television, and she has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She has also received a Grammy award for her children’s album Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, the highest honor that a civilian can receive.

Thomas serves as National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by her father Danny Thomas in 1962. She created the Thanks & Giving campaign in 2004 to support the hospital.

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