Fast Facts

  • Played the single, struggling actress Ann Marie in the groundbreaking sitcom That Girl (1966-71).
  • Father Danny Thomas and siblings Tony and Terre all appeared in an episode of That Girl, called "My Sister's Keeper."
  • Has written numerous children's books including the 1973 classic Free to Be...You and Me, which also inspired an album and the award-winning TV special.
  • National outreach director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by her father, comedian Danny Thomas, in 1962.

Awards

  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Special: Winner
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album For Children: Winner
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Winner
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Daniel Donahue — Stepson
  • Rose Marie Thomas — Mother
  • Terre Thomas — Sister
  • Michael Donahue — Stepson
  • Jim Donahue — Stepson
  • Danny Thomas — Father
  • Tony Thomas — Brother
  • Phil Donahue — Husband
  • Kevin Donahue — Stepson
  • Mary Rose Donahue — Stepdaughter

College

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in English Literature, 1959)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Margaret Julia Thomas
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Birthday: November 21, 1937, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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