Tony Thomas (born December 7, 1948) is a television comedy writer and producer. and the co-creator of The Golden Girls and its spin-off, The Golden Palace. Tony is the son of late actor/entertainer Danny Thomas and brother of actress Marlo Thomas of That Girl TV series fame, and actress Terre Thomas. He is also the brother-in-law of TV talk show host/journalist and TV personality Phil Donahue, who is married to sister Marlo.
Career[edit | edit source]
In addition to these sitcoms, Tony, along with his two production team partners, Paul Junger Witt and wife Susan Harris, also created numerous TV series; she wrote the television sitcoms Soap, Benson, Nurses, and Empty Nest. Other shows produced by the Thomas-Witt-Harris production teamm include Fay, It Takes Two, Nurses, Good & Evil, The Golden Palace and The Secret Lives of Men.
Personal/Femily life[edit | edit source]
Thomas married television producer on Christmas Eve, 2005 in Montecito, California where they reside, as well as New York City. Tony also serves as a member of the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors, directing the operation of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that his father had founded.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Golden Girls' Creator Adds Shows". LA Times. September 10, 1991. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-09-10/entertainment/ca-2286_1_golden-girls. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
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- Tony Thomas at the Internet Movie Database
- Tony Thomas HTML at The Museum of Broadcast Communications (Museum.TV)
- Interview at The Archive of American Television website (emmytvlegends.org
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