Danny Thomas (I) (1912–1991)


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Known primarily as a TV actor, he starred as a nightclub singer on the popular The Danny Thomas Show (1953). He also served TV behind the cameras partnering with Sheldon Leonard and Aaron Spelling to create such shows as Dick Van Dyke's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Mod Squad (1968). He was also dedicated to ... See full bio »

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The Danny Thomas Show Danny Williams / Robert Browning (dream sequence)
(1953-1964)
(1970-1971)
The Jazz Singer Jerry Golding
(1952)
Mod Squad Producer
(1968-1973)

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 1979 The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1979 Featherstone's Nest (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Starting Fresh (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Samurai (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Three on a Date (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 Remember When (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968-1973 Mod Squad (TV Series) (executive producer - 123 episodes)
- And Once for My Baby (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Cry Uncle (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Night Holds Terror (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Scion of Death (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... (executive producer)
 1972 Captain Newman, M.D. (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1970-1971 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Will the Real Diana Please Stand Up? (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Lucy and the Lecher (1971) ... (executive producer)
- A Hamburger for Frank (1970) ... (executive producer)
 1970 The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Monk (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The New People (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (1969) ... (executive producer)
  The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Three Stand Together (1969) ... (executive producer)
- The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett (1969) ... (executive producer)
- The Sodbuster (1969) ... (executive producer)
- One Angry Juror (1969) ... (executive producer)
- The Trial (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Last Hunters (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1967 Cricket on the Hearth (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1967 Rango (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- The Rustlers (1967) ... (executive producer)
- You Can't Scalp a Bald Indian (1967) ... (executive producer)
- If You Can't Take It with You, Don't Go (1967) ... (executive producer)
- In a Little Mexican Town (1967) ... (executive producer)
- Shootout at Mesa Flats (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1966 Danny Thomas' the Wonderful World of Burlesque: Third Edition (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 158 episodes)
- The Last Chapter (1966) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- The Gunslinger (1966) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Long Night's Journey Into Day (1966) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966) ... (executive producer: in association with)
 1966 Danny Thomas Special: On the Road to Lebanon (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1965 Danny Thomas Meets the Comics (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 124 episodes, 1961 - 1965) (producer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Joey Discovers Jackie Clark (1965) ... (executive producer)
- What'll You Have? (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Joey the Star Maker (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Larry's Habit (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Never Put It in Writing (1965) ... (executive producer)
 1965 Danny Thomas Special: The Wonderful World of Burlesque (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1963-1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Phillips the Lover (1964) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Danny Thomas, I Love You (1964) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Blood from Two Turnips (1964) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Master of Disguise (1964) ... (executive producer: in association with)
- Mr. Phillip's Watch (1963) ... (executive producer: in association with)
 1964 The Tycoon (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Horatio Alger Again (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1957-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Pepino's Mama (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Pals (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Be Nosey (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Auction (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Luke Grows a Beard (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- A Wife for Andy (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Rivals (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Darlings Are Coming (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Filling Station Robbery (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1959 Love and Marriage (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Chip Off the Old Block (1959) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercial: Norelco coffee makers See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Cameo | Danny Thomas Enterprises | Amos Jacobs

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 1989]: Today, they've got no place to stink. I played the beer gardens when 3.2 beer first came out. Nobody listened. When men wanted to go to the bathroom, they didn't walk around you. They walked right in front of you and didn't care. But that was OK, because we were bad then. See more »

Trivia:

Through Rose Marie, he saw Marjorie Lord in the play "Anniversary Waltz". He went to see her backstage and invited her to come down to the studio to discuss her playing one of his weekly dates on The Danny Thomas Show (1953). The two began a lifelong friendship from 1956 until Thomas' death in 1991. See more »

Trademark:

He, Sheldon Leonard, and son Tony Thomas, each produced several long-running sitcoms and/or dramas. See more »

Nickname:

Jake See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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