Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas

  • Highest Rated: 80% I'll See You In My Dreams (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% I'll See You In My Dreams (1951)
  • Birthday: Jan 6, 1914
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born Muzyad Yakhoob, he began his show biz career in 1932 as a singer at a Detroit radio station; he began performing as an MC-comedian in nightclubs in 1938 and gradually gained popularity and national recognition over the next decade. He debuted onscreen in 1947, going on to a brief film career in corny lead roles or comic supporting parts. He was much more successful on TV, starring in the long-running sitcom Make Room for Daddy (later re-named The Danny Thomas Show); he also starred in a number of specials and made guest appearances on variety shows. In the late '50s Thomas began producing for TV, forming a partnership with Sheldon Leonard and later Aaron Spelling; he produced such series as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle, and The Mod Squad. He also starred in several failed TV shows including The Danny Thomas Hour and Make Room for Granddaddy. He founded the St. Jude's Research Hospital, which is dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic chidren's diseases. He was the father of actress Marlo Thomas. He authored an autobiography, Make Room for Danny (1990).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet 25-Cent Preview Actor 2007
No Score Yet Side by Side Charlie Warren 1988
No Score Yet Satan's Triangle Producer 1975
No Score Yet Journey Back to Oz The Tin Man 1974
No Score Yet Second Chance Executive Producer 1972
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Executive Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker Executive Producer 1969
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Executive Producer 1969
No Score Yet Black Brigade Producer 1969
No Score Yet Cricket on the Hearth Actor 1967
No Score Yet Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title Diner Customer (uncredited) 1966
No Score Yet Danny Thomas Special: The Road to Lebanon Actor 1960
No Score Yet The Jazz Singer Jerry Golding 1952
No Score Yet Call Me Mister Pfc. Stanley Poppopolis 1951
80% I'll See You In My Dreams Gus Kahn 1951
No Score Yet The Unfinished Dance Mr. Paneros 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1991
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • 1978
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Executive Producer Kolac
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Executive Producer

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