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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 December 1935Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NamePhillip John Donahue
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Phil Donahue was born on December 21, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Phillip John Donahue. He is an actor and producer, known for Donahue (1967), Finding Vivian Maier (2013) and Donahue and Kids (1981). He has been married to Marlo Thomas since May 21, 1980. He was previously married to Marge Cooney.

Spouse (2)

Marlo Thomas (21 May 1980 - present)
Marge Cooney (1 February 1958 - 1975) (divorced) (5 children)

Trade Mark (2)

His deep smooth authorize voice.
Mostly wears glasses with his white hair.

Trivia (12)

First met Marlo Thomas when she was a guest on his show during the seventies. Children with his first wife: Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Jim and Mary Rose.
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.
1953 graduate of St. Edward High School, located in Lakewood, Ohio.
Graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
His talk show on MSNBC, Donahue (2002), has been canceled [March 2003].
Son-in-law of actor/producer Danny Thomas and Rose Marie Mantell Thomas.
Brother-in-law of producer Tony Thomas and Terre Thomas.
Grandfather of Connor Donahue.
Release of his DVD: Body of War" by Phil with Ellen Spiro.
Supporting anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and is protesting the Iraq war. [September 2005]
Release of the book, "That Girl and Phil: An Insider Tells What Life is Really Like in the Marlo Thomas/Phil Donahue Household" by Desmond Atholl and Michael Cherkinian.
Release of his book, "Donahue, My Own Story".

Personal Quotes (2)

While being interviewed on Today (1952) by Katie Couric in July 2002: "Don't be afraid of liberals. Some of them are my best friends. You can call us names, you can picket us but you cannot take our flag. We are as proud of America as anyone else".
[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.

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