Phil Donahue

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  • Birth Name: Phillip John Donahue
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/21/1935, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Talk-show host
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Phil Donahue Fast Facts:
  • Began his broadcasting career in radio, working as a station news director.
  • His talk show premiered in Dayton, OH, in 1967 and went national three years later.
  • Most frequent guest was consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who appeared on the show 34 times between 1968 and '96.
  • Met second wife Marlo Thomas when she was a guest on his show in 1977.
  • Penned the autobiography Donahue: My Own Story in 1980 and the book The Human Animal in 1985.
  • Appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 with fellow talkers Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake and Montel Williams.
  • Has won 20 Daytime Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement.
  • Phil Donahue Relationships:
  • Catherine McClory Donahue - Mother
  • Jim Donahue - Son
  • Mary Rose Donahue - Daughter
  • Phillip Donahue - Father
  • Marlo Thomas - Wife
  • Kevin Donahue - Son
  • Margaret Mary Cooney - Ex-wife
  • Michael Donahue - Son
  • Daniel Donahue - Son
  • Phil Donahue Awards:
  • 1980 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (BBA, 1957)

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