That Girl Is Forever...
I So LOved the TV Show "That Girl"... Before Reruns, I watched it weekly with My older Teenage Sisters from age 5 -11yrs old... To show you just how times have changed - When I was around 8, My Mom once spoke of an Engagement she had later in the week and I said, "How can you have a Fiance' when you're already Married?!" Immediately She replied, "You've been watching the 'Fast' That Girl again, If I catch you watching it again, you will be in Big Trouble!!"... GRrrreat Times!!!
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine; Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell, Ruth Buzzi and Reva Rose played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (with which Thomas's father, Danny Thomas, was closely associated) earlier in the 1960s.
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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) and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free to Be... You and Me. 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.
Thomas is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, a Jefferson Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.
After her relationship with playwright Herb Gardner and a relationship with David Geffen, Thomas married talk show host Phil Donahue in 1980. Through the marriage, she has five stepchildren.
In 1996, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.
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