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Growing up Laughing My Story and the Story of Funny

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ISBN-10: 140131063X

ISBN-13: 9781401310639

Edition: 2011

Authors: Marlo Thomas

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Born to comedy royalty, Marlo Thomas is one of the few people in showbusiness to grow up surrounded by the greatest entertainers of her time. In a funny, honest and heartwarming memoir, she now shares stories of growing up as Danny Thomas's daughter and becoming a beloved comedienne in her own right.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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…    

Acknowledgments
The Set-up: A Prologue
Celebrations
A Kid at the Studio
The Boys
Socks and Moxie-Jerry Seinfeld
The Wives
Stirring the Sauce-Joy Behar
Hotels
Comedy Begins at Home-Billy Crystal
On the Road
The First Laugh-Robin Williams
The Funny Barber
He Said/He Said-Ben-Jerry Stiller
aka Orson
Testifying-Chris Rock
Beverly Hills, My Neighborhood
My Dad
Harry and the Parakeet
Angelo's Boy-Jay Leno
Miss Independence
My Big Brown Eyes
Killing and Dying-Alan Alda
Comedians in Their Dressing Rooms
A Phone Call with Mr. Warmth-Don Rickles
The Two Dannys
Turn-ons-Conan O'Brien
The Bow
Twenty Questions-Stephen Colbert
Dinner at the Goldbergs
The Survivor-Joan Rivers
Obsession
Fall-Down Funny-George Lopez
Tony's Pilot
Oh, Donald
Lew Parker
The Comedian's Comedian
Growing Up Free
One-Girl Show-Lily Tomlin
Rose Marie
The Book-Kathy Griffin
Capra, Orson (the Other One), and Me
The Wright Stuff-Steven Wright
Growing a Feminist
The Joke on Me
The Making of a Wisenheimer-Tina Fey
The Reluctant Interview: An Improv
The Storyteller-Whoopi Goldberg
Against the Odds
Legends of Comedy
The Elm House
Mother and Marge
The Only Jew in the Neighborhood-Jon Stewart
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Epilogue
About the Author
Credits and Permissions