Was associated with his Make Room for Daddy (1953) co-star's, Angela Cartwright's family, whose sister, Veronica Cartwright, appeared with him on 2 episodes.Was a good friend of the late Sammy Davis Jr., who appeared at every one of Thomas's St. When Rose gave birth to their last child, Tony Thomas, at one point, he was going to name him: Charles Anthony, in honor of his father and uncle.His father couldn't run the farm alone and his mother was too weak, hence, she turned to his uncle, Tenoose, for help.His aunt, Julia, died in a car crash in 1932, his uncle, Tenoose, died the following year after his wife.
He and his brother, Raymond, were a Vaudeville team, as children.
His ancestry includes: Italian, German, Russian, Jewish and Irish.
Before he was a successful comedian and producer, he sold candy with his brother, Raymond, in the Vaudeville house, called the Continuous Burlesque.
Danny Williams, Thomas's character on Make Room for Daddy (1953), was ranked #5 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue]. Jude Children's Research Hospital Guest speaker at the 1973 National Boy Scout Jamboree in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Was offered the lead role in The Jolson Story (1946) after James Cagney turned it down. Godmother of his daughter Marlo Thomas was Loretta Young.
Many of you watched Danny on some shows, but here are some of the things you don't know about Danny: Father of Tony Thomas, Marlo Thomas, and Terre Thomas.