Marlo Thomas, who has had a successful career as an actress in her peak days, Worldwide known for her starring roles in the TV sitcom ‘That Girl’ and ‘Free to Be…You and Me’, Marlo Thomas has come a long way from a school teacher to one of the most desired actresses of Hollywood. Let’s have a look at Marlo Thomas’s journey, family, career, and net worth in 2018.
Born on November 21, 1937, in Deerfield, Michigan to Rose Marry Thomas and Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist. Born as Margaret Julia Thomas, Marlo received a well-off upbringing as her father was a popular entertainer. She attended Marymount High School in Los Angeles and then, moved to California and completed her education there.
She graduated with a degree in teaching from the University of Southern California and just after the graduation, joined a school as a teacher. But that was just for the time being as she was destined to be an actress only.
Talking about her personal life, unlike other celebrities, Marlo has a successful and happy married life. She married to the talk show host Phil Donahue in 1980. Even after 37 years, their love for each other has grown only, and they’re happy in their own world. The union doesn’t have its own child, but Marlo is a mother of 5 stepchildren.
Marlo didn’t want to become an actress. In fact, after her education, she started working as a school teacher, but destiny had written something else for her. She ended up becoming an actress. She made the TV debut with ‘Zane Gray Theater’ in the late 1950s. Then, she appeared in many TV series such as ‘The many loves of Dobie Gillis,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘The Joey Bishop Show,’ ‘Bonanza,’ and some others but none of them could really touch the success figures.
The biggest breakthrough of her career came in 1965 when she came as independent and ambitious ‘Ann Mare’ in the TV sitcom ‘That Girl.’ The series lasted for five years, and in these five years, Marlo became a household name in the industry from an unknown name.
As the series ‘That Girl’ ended, Marlo came with another TV series ‘Free to be…You and Me’ which was again a smash hit. This TV series had bolstered the image of Marlo as an actress. Thereafter she has also appeared in a few films but always remained a TV queen. In 2010, she launched her own talk show ‘Mondays with Marlo’ which was a moderate success.
Awards & Achievements
In her career of more than five decades, Marlo Thomas has bagged several awards, nominations, and accolades. She won a Grammy Award, one Golden Globe Award, and one Emmy Award. In total, the actress has been nominated for Emmy Awards four times and for Golden Globe Award three times. Not only this, but Marlo has also won a Jefferson Award, George Foster Peabody Award, and Women in Film Lucy Award.
Net worth of Marlo Thomas
As a successful actress and a producer, Marlo Thomas has been into film industry for almost 6 decades. So, obviously, she would have made a fat amount of net worth over the course of the period. As of today, the gorgeous actress has an enormous net worth of $35 million. At the age of 80, having such a giant net worth is really impressive. Though now she is not actively involved in acting and appears occasionally, she has racked up a huge amount to enjoy her old age. Her net worth is likely to go down in the coming years as she is keeping herself away from the glamour world.
So far, I have only heard that human learns till the last breath and today I found an example of it. Marlo Thomas is indeed an achiever who never stops learning.