Margaret Julia 'Marlo'_ Thomas (born November 21, 1937) is an American actress, producer, and social activist known for her starring role on the TV series That Girl (1966-1971). She also serves as National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thomas was born in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest child of comedian Danny Thomas (1912-1991) and his wife, the former Rose Marie Cassaniti (1914-2000). On her mother's side, she is also the granddaughter of drummer and percussionist, Marie 'Mary' Cassaniti (1896-1972). Her brother, Tony Thomas, is a television and film producer, and her sister, Terre Thomas, is a former actress. Her father was Lebanese American and her mother was Italian American. Marlo Thomas was raised in Beverly Hills, California.
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