Actress Marlo Thomas, who made her Broadway debut in 1974 with the Herb Gardner play Thieves, will appear at the 92nd Street Y Jan. 16 at 7:30 PM to be interviewed by comedian Joy Behar, Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC's "The View." Thomas' work on the historic television series "That Girl" (1966-1971) was the first to center around the life of a single, independent woman. At the 92nd Street Y, Thomas will discuss her wide-ranging career as well as her commitment to humanitarian causes.
The daughter of Hollywood legend, Danny Thomas, and the wife of talk show pioneer Phil Donahue, Marlo Thomas received an Emmy Award in 1974 for her work as both star and producer of the children's special, "Free To Be You and Me." In 1981, she earned a Best Performer Emmy for the children's program "The Body Human: Facts for Girls," and a 1986 Best Actress Emmy for the special "Nobody's Child." In 1977 she reprised her Thieves role in the film of the same name. Thomas also starred in a 1994 Broadway revival of the Pulitzer winner, The Shadow Box.
In the tradition of her late father, Thomas performs considerable charity work for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and is the founding director of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Tickets are $20. For information on this performance or a free calendar of events, call (212) 996-1100 or visit the box office at Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
-- By Murdoch McBride