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Marlo Thomas          

Emmy Award-Winning Actress; Social Activist & Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

Actress, author and activist Marlo Thomas has had a wonderful and multifaceted career. The daughter of legendary nightclub and TV star Danny Thomas, Marlo exploded onto the scene with her groundbreaking television show "That Girl," the first TV program to prove that a single girl could make it on her own in the big city. Conceived and produced by Marlo, the show broke new ground for independent women everywhere. Her pioneering spirit continued with her creation of "Free to Be ... You and Me," her landmark children's project that became a platinum album, a bestselling book, Emmy Award-winning television special and a stage show.

An outspoken feminist and political activist, her body of work continues to have an impact on American entertainment and culture from her Emmy-winning performance in "Nobody's Child" to her popular portrayal of Jennifer Aniston's mom on "Friends" and her guest-starring role on ABC's "Ugly Betty." She is also a regular presence on the theatrical stage. In 2009, she appeared in Arthur Laurents play, "New Years Eve,".

She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the Peabody, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. For her activism, she has received the Helen Caldicott Award for Nuclear Disarmament, the ACLU's Thomas Paine Award, the American Women in Radio and Television Satellite Award and the William Kunstler Racial Justice Award. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, the highest honor that a civilian can receive.

Marlo is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas, in 1962.


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