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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 February 1937New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameThomas Bolyn Smothers III
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Smothers was born on February 2, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Bolyn Smothers III. He is an actor, known for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967), The Kids Are Alright (1979) and The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special I (1980). He has been married to Marcy Carriker since September 9, 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Rochelle Robley and Stephanie Shorr.

Spouse (3)

Marcy Carriker (9 September 1990 - present) (2 children)
Rochelle Robley (17 July 1974 - 4 May 1976) (divorced)
Stephanie Shorr (12 January 1963 - 10 March 1967) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Older brother of Dick Smothers.
Children: Bo (b. 1993) and Riley Rose (b. 1996).
Owns Remick Ridge Vineyards in Kenwood, California.
Tom and his brother, Dick, were born on Governor's Island in New York Harbor. Their father, who was stationed on the military base on that island, moved his pregnant wife there to be close to him.
Tom has a son Thomas IV by his first marriage.
On one of their "Smothers Brothers" television shows, Tom Smothers unintentionally sparked a firestorm of controversy when he innocently said as a joke, "Easter is when Jesus comes out of his tomb, and if he sees his shadow he goes back in and we get six more weeks of winter."
Is a member of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa.
Attended San Jose State University in California.
His father Major Thomas Bolyn Smothers, Jr. was a West Point Graduate. He survived the Bataan Death March, and died on a Japanese POW ship. He was buried at sea.
Graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California in 1955.
He is an expert with the Yo-Yo.
Distant cousin of Alexandra Smothers.
Though he and his brother Dick Smothers both appear in The Informant! (2009), their characters are not related and never share the screen.

Personal Quotes (2)

[11/28/02, interview in Chicago Tribune] I'm watching television and I'm not seeing anything. I watch all the cable shows where you should see some looseness and you're not hearing anything . . . There's a general dumbing down of everybody in this country . . . It just kept going and going until it's gotten to the point where it's all mean-spirited and vulgar. It not only affects comedy, it affects film. It affects literature. It's pervasive on radio. There's that guy Howard Stern and all that smart ass, vulgar, sexual pretending like they're expanding freedom of speech. They ought to put an amendment to the First Amendment that says there shall also be freedom of hearing.
[his evaluation of President Lyndon Johnson] I think he's indisputably the best president we have at the moment.

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