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(autobiography) "Donahue: My Own Story"
4 Portrayals |
2 Interviews |
3 Articles |
6' (1.83 m)
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[on the death of father-in-law Danny Thomas
in 1991] He hit the long ball for such a long time. He would hold an audience for an unprecedented length of time in the imagery of the story he was telling, and suddenly would come the punch line, and the ceiling would crack with laughter. He wove an illusion on the stage with no props, all by himself.
In 1994 he succeeded in getting permission from a convicted murderer to film the murderer's legal execution in the gas chamber. The courts, however, refused to give the FCC permission to air the event.
Mostly wears glasses with his white hair.