Entries by Marlo Thomas

Celebrate Spring -- And De-clutter!

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Like most people who do a lot of their work at home, I frequently live amid chaos -- phones ringing, emails binging and someone always popping up at my study door, telling me so-and-so is calling just as someone has arrived for a meeting! It can often be overwhelming.

But...

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Commander In....Comedy!

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 2:49 PM

I am a proud American and passionate patriot -- but I am, first and foremost, a comedian's daughter. So I was triply thrilled to see President Obama make a special appearance this week on Zack Galifianakis' white-hot web series, "Between Two Ferns," on Funny or Die.

For those...

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"Free To Be" Makes Time...On Time!

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:10 PM

This week, Time.com invited me to reflect on the creation of "Free to Be...You and Me," which premiered as a TV special 40 years ago Tuesday. I was delighted to accept the offer to talk about "Free to Be" and the impact it's had on subsequent generations. Thanks...

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A Piece From My Niece!

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM

If there's one thing that runs in my family, it's the love of storytelling. My father, Danny Thomas, started that ball rolling. He became a nightclub star not just because of his talent for keeping his audiences in stitches, but also because he could spin a yarn that kept them...

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The Top 10 Women To Celebrate

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 10:34 AM

March 8th is International Women's Day, and, as usual, I have mixed feelings. It's always exciting to celebrate the achievements and breakthroughs of women, whether in their own communities or in the bright light of the global stage.

But the day also underscores the ongoing inequality between genders. We...

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Foods That Fight Pain

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Last year, I threw my back out, and the experience was, in a word, hell. Couldn't walk, couldn't stand and couldn't sit without lightning rods of pain shooting up and down my body. For someone who lives to be seven places at once, this was hardly convenient.

My condition was...

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Healthy Husbands, Happy Wives

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Okay, so it's official: being married makes a man healthier -- at least according to a new study, this one revealing that husbands have stronger bones than single guys.

Not that this comes as a surprise to married women -- we've been telling our...

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Surprising Foods For A Healthy Heart!

(6) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 9:44 AM

When we hear the words "healthy eating," we immediately match up certain foods with different parts of our bodies: milk and soy for strong bones; Brussels sprouts and bok choy for the lungs; ginger for the stomach; even egg yolks and yellow corn for the eyes.

But what about...

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Farewell To Sid Caesar--Comic Icon And One Of "The Boys"

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 1:24 PM

"The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three? Now, he was a genius." ~ Sid Caesar

He was the last one left. And I will miss him deeply.

This week, comedian, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar died at his home...

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Farewell To Sid Caesar--Comic Icon And One Of "The Boys"

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 11:50 AM

"The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three? Now, he was a genius." ~ Sid Caesar


He was the last one left. And I will miss him deeply.

This week, comedian, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar died at...

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Valentine's Day Special: The 14 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

(9) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 10:10 AM

This year, my Valentine (you may have seen me with him -- Irish guy, white hair, blue eyes, adorable) and I will be staying close to home for this most beloved of Hallmark holidays. We've been on a tear since before Christmas and we needed to slow down. Besides, the...

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Who Has 'The Best Dog In The World?'

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:48 AM

I've often said that I love good friends and I love sweet dogs -- which makes it doubly fun for me to present this piece to you, written by the legendary TV writer Bill Persky. Billy and I have been the best of pals since we worked together on "That...

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Olympics Special: The Outrageous (and Triumphant!) Story of the Women's Ski Jump

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 10:09 AM

As the Winter Olympics approach, millions across the country are already setting their DVRs for their favorite televised events, from figure-skating and hockey, to the luge and the giant slalom. As always, I'll probably catch a little bit of everything -- but there's one event I'll be sure to watch...

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The Right Words At The Right Time: Christiane Amanpour

(6) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 9:32 AM

"Run your own race, baby"

Those were the words spoken to me by father at a critical moment of my life. I was a struggling actress, just beginning her career, and I'd gone to Dad in tears. He was a famous nightclub performer by then, and that was the problem:...

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"Walk In The Light Of Altruism" -- The Legacy Of Dr. King

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 8:16 AM

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke those words from the pulpit of a Baptist church in 1957, he reminded us of the greatest hallmark of our American democracy: that we are here to lift each...

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The Replacements--16 Hit Shows that Almost Never Happened!

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:11 AM

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Okay, TV aficionados, here's a pop quiz. What do "All in the Family," "The Simpsons," "Happy Days" and "Dallas" have in common?

If you're thinking all of the shows are 1) iconic and 2) wonderful TV, you're absolutely right. But they also share...

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The Day The Music Died

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 11:29 AM

The Beatles wouldn't be crossing the pond to America for another seven years, but all over the country, radios were blasting an infectiously bopping new tune that signified the arrival of a new sound. The song was called "Wake Up, Little Susie" -- a real toe-tapper, if ever there was...

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An Especially Happy New Year

(1) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 8:48 AM

One of the many reasons I love living in New York is that we get a front row seat to the innumerable thrills that take place here -- from conventions and awards shows, to parades and U.N. assemblies. But my favorite New York tradition is the annual New Year's...

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10 New Year's Resolutions From My Favorite Mondays With Marlo Guests

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:48 AM

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, many of us get caught up in the spirit of starting fresh, wiping the slate clean and ringing in a new year with a new attitude. The types of promises we make to ourselves run the gamut -- from small, everyday goals like...

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A Christmas Story

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Every year at this moment, the world begins to synchronize. Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there's something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can't help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the...

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