In Memory of Danny Thomas Founder St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.
It’s what you do for others.” –Danny Thomas

Actors (Female & Male) can really do astonishing things with their star power as is the case of the beloved Danny Thomas. Danny Thomas was an Arab-American actor and was one of the most favorite TV
stars of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Danny Thomas was also a very successful TV producer of such hits as,
The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show and The Mod Squad to name just a few.

Danny Thomas was also a very deeply religious man who believed in altruism.
Many years before he found success in the entertainment world he was what we would call
a “Starving Actor” the story I was told is during this time of poverty and bad breaks
Danny Thomas took his situation to our Lord, Jesus Christ in prayer and he prayed everyday for ten days the prayer of St. Jude.

He prayed to have success as an actor and he promised God he would do great things if he was given the opportunity to succeed as a working actor in Hollywood.
God answered his prayers and Danny Thomas would be responsible for building a hospital for children and that hospital would be called St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

When I learned of this story about Danny Thomas I was a young New York stage actor myself and from that moment forward I stood a little taller about being in the profession of Acting and what some of us can do if given the opportunity.

Danny Thomas is truly a Hero of mine and his full story is worth investigation.
Danny Thomas died on this day, February 6th 1991, he was seventy-nine years old.

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