'Bonanza': This Is Marlo Thomas Today

'Bonanza': This Is Marlo Thomas Today article
October 25, 2019 - 21:18 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

Marlo Thomas is well-known for her role as "Tai Lee" in Bonanza (1959-1973), along with other famous roles, most notably in That Girl (1966-1971). But what is the famous actress doing today? She is now 81 years old - Has her career slowed down? Read this article to find out more.

Marlo Thomas is an American actress, producer, author, and social activist (advocate for women). Marlo Thomas was in a long relationship with playwright Herb Gardner. In 1977 Thomas was a guest on Donahue, the television talk show, when she and host Phil Donahue "fell in love at first sight." They got married on 21st May, 1980 and together they raised his five children. 

Marlo Thomas attends 31st Annual Colleagues Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills

Marlo Thomas' career

As well as starring in Bonanza, Thomas featured in many television series such as McHale's NavyBen CaseyArrest and TrialThe Joey Bishop ShowThe Many Loves of Dobie GillisMy Favorite Martian77 Sunset Strip, and The Donna Reed Show. Due to her success on-screen, Marlo Thomas has received a multitude of awards including four Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, a Jefferson Award, and a Peabody Award. Thomas even featured in three episodes of Friends

Due to her long career Thomas has made a lot of connections with famous stars - one of them you can see below!

Marlo Thomas today

Currently Thomas does a lot of charity work for St Jude's Children Research Hospital. The hospital was founded by her father Danny Thomas in 1962. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony. 

Marlo Thomas' recent career

Thomas starred in Ocean's 8 in 2018. She also featured in 3 episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later in 2017. The actress is now 81 years old but it doesn't look like age is stopping her from following her dreams! She even still has some very famous friends, such as this picture below showing her and Jennifer Aniston, whom she acted with on three episodes of Friends in the late 90s.