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Also Known As: Died: February 6, 1991
Born: January 6, 1912 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Deerfield, Michigan, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Grew up in Toledo, Ohio
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First job in entertainment world: selling candy and ice cream in aisle at local burlesque house at age 11
1932:
Began career on Detroit radio program, "The Happy Hour Club", an amateur show
1940:
Worked as master of ceremonies (and took name Danny Thomas, from first names of two of his brothers) at the 5100 Club in Chicago
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Performed on Fanny Brice's radio show and was given own radio program, "The Danny Thomas Show"
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Entertained troups in North Africa, Italy and Philippines during WWII
1946:
Film acting debut, "The Unfinished Dance"
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First TV appearance as guest performer on "All Star Revue"
1951:
Notable feature film role, as Gus Kahn in "I'll See You in My Dreams" opposite Doris Day
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Starred in TV series, "Make Room for Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show"
1991:
Week of his death, made personal book signing appearances promoting autobiography and appeared as doctor on son's program, "Empty Nest"

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