THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY DANNY THOMAS...
DANNY THOMAS(RCA J80P 6396)THE JAZZ SINGER. FUND RAISER FOR ST JUDE HOSPITAL. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY DANNY THOMAS. TRACKS:HUSH A BYE, LIVING THE LIFE I LOVE, HOW CAN I TELL HER, KOL NIDREI, THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY, OH MOON, THE BORTH OF THE BLUES, YOU'RE HERE MY LOVE, HASKIVENU, I HEAR THE MUSIC NOW. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS WEAK VG.
Danny Thomas, born Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yaqoob, (January 6, 1912 - February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor, best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy.
On the big screen, he starred in The Jazz Singer, a 1952 remake of the 1927 original and played songwriter Gus Kahn opposite Doris Day in the 1951 film biography I'll See You in My Dreams. After Make Room for Daddy, Thomas became a successful television producer, working on many popular shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Mod Squad.
Known as a generous philanthropist, Thomas founded the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1962. The hospital has treated thousands of children for childhood cancers. In 1996, two of its researchers won the Nobel Prize for medicine for their research on the immune system of children. As a "starving actor", Thomas made a vow - if he found success, he would open a hospital dedicated to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes.
He was one of the original owners of the Miami Dolphins, along with Joe Robbie, although he sold his share soon after purchase. Thomas was also an avid golfer. He claimed ten golf handicap and once competed with Sam Snead in a charity event.
His children are also performers, the most famous being his daughter, Marlo, who is married to Phil Donahue. His son, Tony Thomas, is a television producer, and another daughter, Terre Thomas, is a former actress.