Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas

Highest Rated: 80% The Unfinished Dance (1947)

Lowest Rated: 67% I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

Birthday: Jan 06, 1912

Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, USA

Beloved comedian Danny Thomas received his start in nightclubs and worked his way on to radio and the big screen, where he appeared in such movies as the first remake of "The Jazz Singer" (1952). However, it was on television where his career really thrived, and the enduring success of "Make Room for Daddy" (ABC/CBS, 1953-1964) helped establish the formula and production techniques that many later comedies would follow. Thomas also established himself as a top television producer with such hit shows as "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68), "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66), and "The Mod Squad" (ABC, 1968-1973). He closed down production of "Make Room for Daddy" after 11 seasons, but returned to the premise only a few years later with "Make Room for Granddaddy" (ABC, 1970-71). Though that effort did not fly, nor did his other attempts to get another series off the ground, Thomas' achievements in the entertainment world were tough to match. As important as his showbiz work was his devotion to various philanthropic endeavors, including a key role in establishing the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee. His daughter, Marlo Thomas, also found fame on the small screen and continued that humanitarian work after his passing. For all of his considerable accomplishments, Thomas was remembered most fondly as Danny Williams, one of those archetypal television father figures that made viewers wish they were a part of his family.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side by Side Charlie Warren (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 49% Journey Back to Oz The Tin Man (Voice) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 25% The Over-the-Hill Gang Executive Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 32% Black Brigade Producer - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When the War Is Over Executive Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 20% Cricket on the Hearth Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 0% The Jazz Singer Jerry Golding (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Mister P.F.C. Stanley Poppopolis (Character) - 1951
67% 33% I'll See You in My Dreams Gus Kahn (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Cantor David Irwin Feldman (Character) - 1948
80% 17% The Unfinished Dance Mr. Paneros (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Dr. Jacobs (Character),
Mr. Dee (Guest Star)
1989 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Big Family Jake Hatton (Character) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm a Big Girl Now Dr. Benjamin Douglass (Character) 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1979 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Sean Cunningham (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Dr. Jules Bedford (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Room for Granddaddy Unknown (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad The Good Friend (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Thomas Show Danny Williams (Character) 1953-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Danny Williams (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real McCoys Producer 1957-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Kolac (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1953

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