Marlo Thomas was born Margaret Julia Thomas on November 21, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents called her Margo as a child but she became known as Marlo because of her childhood mispronunciation of the nickname. Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She began appearing as a regular on the Joey Bishop Show (1961-1962). She continued her acting career with appearances on My Favorite Martian and Bonanza. It wasn't until 1966 when she acieved the role of Ann Marie on the sitcom That Girl. The series ran for 5 years and gave her a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy nominations. After this series Marlo Thomas released a children's book, Free to Be...You and Me, which was inspired by her niece Dionne Thomas. In 1973 she along with Gloria Steinem and Patricia Carbine became the founders of the country's first women's fund, The Ms. Foundation for Women. Marlo Thomas also starred in television movies such as It Happened One Christmas, Nobody's Child and The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck. She has also appeard on Broadway in shows such as: Thieves and Social Security. She is also active with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where she serves as the national outreach director.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, in 1947, in a small village bordering the Styrian capital Graz. Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian Army in 1965 to fulfill the one year of service required at the time of all 18-year-old Austrian males. During his army service, he won the Junior Mr. Europe contest. In 1967, Schwarzenegger won the title of Mr. Universe for the first time, becoming the youngest ever Mr. Universe at the age of 20. He would go on to win the title three more times. Schwarzanegger moved to the U.S. in 1968 at the age of 21. In 1970, at age 23, he captured his first Mr. Olympia title in New York, and would go on to win the title a total of seven times. Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition. For many years, he wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex. Shortly after being elected Governor, he was appointed executive editor of both magazines, in a largely symbolic capacity. The magazines agreed to donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives. The magazine MuscleMag International has a monthly two-page article on him, and refers to him as "The King". Aside from bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger has been a successful actor, businessman, investor, and politician. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Among his titles are: "Arnie": Schwarzenegger and the Movies, Governor Arnold: A Photodiary of His First 100 Days in Office, and Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.Bruce Kluger and David Slavin began writing and producing satire for National Public Radio's All Things Considered in 2002. Their cultural and political commentary has appeared in countless publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Their work has also been featured prominently on the Huffington Post and Salon.com, which ran their acclaimed "Memo to George" series during the Bush II administration. Their satirical children's biography, Young Dick Cheney: Great American (AlterNet Books), was published in 2008. In 2009, Bruce coauthored Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America (Beckham Publications) and David contributed to the special 35th anniversary rerelease of Marlo Thomas's landmark children's book, Free to Be . . . You and Me (Running Press Kids). Bruce and David live one block from each other in New York City.