Danny Thomas


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Ray Aghayan

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Ray Aghayan on working with Danny Thomas
00:14

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on various people he worked with early in his career
01:43

Al Borden

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Al Borden on various stars he worked with in his career
01:56
Al Borden on working with Danny Thomas
03:10

Esme Chandlee

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Esme Chandlee on how new projects were started at MGM
00:42

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on starring in Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling's Rango
02:10

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on Danny Thomas producing The Real McCoys
01:53
Richard Crenna on forming a production company with Danny Thomas and doing the pilot Captain Newman, M.D
01:49
Richard Crenna on producing Make Room for Granddaddy, starring Danny Thomas
05:30

Elias Davis

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family  starring Danny Thomas
02:44

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on producer Danny Thomas
00:18
Sam Denoff on Danny Thomas
26:44
Sam Denoff on fighting with Marlo Thomas and Bill Persky keeping the peace
04:33

George Spiro Dibie

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George Spiro Dibie on trying to get a directing job from Danny Thomas
00:31

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on his father-in-law, Danny Thomas
00:26

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on packaging I Spy for Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas
13:07

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on turning down Danny Thomas' Make Room for Daddy
01:05

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on praying to St. Jude
03:12
Jamie Farr on his friendship with Danny Thomas
02:26
Jamie Farr on Danny Thomas
02:27
Jamie Farr on his character, "Klinger's" roots on M*A*S*H (contd.)
01:41

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on going to work as a casting director for Danny Thomas Productions and on working with Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard
04:56

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on various people he's worked with in his career: Danny Thomas
00:15

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on his dealings with the Chicago mob as a child and other jobs he had growing up, including working with Danny Thomas
04:40

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on getting his first break writing for Danny Thomas on the "Fanny Bryce Maxwell House Coffee Time" radio show, when his father convinced Thomas, a customer at his barbershop, that the teenager could write
02:21
Larry Gelbart on Danny Thomas, a "wonderful storyteller"
00:43

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on William Morris' Abe Lastfogel helping ABC acquire talent
00:41

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on how The Andy Griffith Show came about with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and on Don Knotts being cast as "Barney Fife"
04:57
Andy Griffith on Danny Thomas
00:37

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on Tony and Danny Thomas
02:02

Earle Hagen

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Earle Hagen on composing and conducting music for The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy)
16:58

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - Danny Thomas
00:11

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on working with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard on The Real McCoys
03:19
Seaman Jacobs on Danny Thomas
00:33

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on meeting Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and being cast on The Jack Benny Program
04:45

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on how he schemed to reach out to Danny Thomas and write a bit for him that turned out to be his big break
05:46

Sheldon Leonard

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Producer Sheldon Leonard on his work producing and directing The Danny Thomas Show
10:28
Producer Sheldon Leonard on the genesis and production of The Andy Griffith Show
10:11

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on Danny Thomas
00:28

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on designing for Danny Thomas and Jimmy Durante television specials
00:57

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on Danny Thomas breaking his leg during a basketball game
00:37

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on promotional photos of Bob Hope and Danny Thomas
01:12

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on auditioning to play Danny Thomas' daughter on The Danny Thomas Show
00:47

David Pollock

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family starring Danny Thomas
02:44

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on working on The Colgate Comedy Hour
01:10

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on how Danny Thomas wanted Mary Tyler Moore for The Dick Van Dyke Show
02:08
Carl Reiner on one of The Dick Van Dyke Show's producers, Danny Thomas
01:06

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on wanting popular people like Danny Thomas to have a television show
00:29
Lee Rich on producer Danny Thomas and how Benton & Bowles got The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:29
Lee Rich on Danny Thomas
00:14

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on publicity for NBC star Danny Thomas
03:02

Sol Saks

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Writer Sol Saks on working with Danny Thomas during the radio days
01:10

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on working with Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard on The Danny Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy)  
01:38
Jay Sandrich on how Mary Tyler Moore was cast on The Dick Van Dyke Show after being rejected for The Danny Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy)
01:19

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on writing feature films for Bob Hope, and how he came to write for Danny Thomas
04:52
Mel Shavelson on how Danny Thomas took to television on The Danny Thomas Show
02:46

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Four Star Revue
03:05

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - Danny Thomas
00:24

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show
06:00

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show
06:00

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on leaving Four Star Productions
01:41
Aaron Spelling on partnering with Danny Thomas in Thomas-Spelling Productions
03:16
Aaron Spelling on telling Danny Thomas about The Mod Squad
02:10

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on how the Quiz Show scandals (which started with NBC shows) affected CBS Standards & Practices, and how canned laughter could be used
00:25

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on her father Danny Thomas' fame and her thoughts on his television show, Make Room for Daddy
08:38
Marlo Thomas on her father Danny Thomas
00:36
Marlo Thomas on being recognized as and compared to her father
02:03
Marlo Thomas on the impact her father Danny Thomas' passing had on her
00:59

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on his father Danny Thomas' interaction with an audience
03:20
Tony Thomas on dealing with this father's fame growing up
01:28
Tony Thomas on his home life being the inspiration for the series Make Room for Daddy
03:03
Tony Thomas on the humor in his household
01:24
Tony Thomas on his father Danny Thomas' reaction to his show business aspirations
01:03

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on the development and sponsorship of The Dick Van Dyke Show
05:07
Grant Tinker on Mary Tyler Moore getting cast on The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:36

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on packaging game shows and The Danny Thomas Show
03:41
Lou Weiss on packaging The Danny Thomas Show  and working with Sheldon Leonard
02:29

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