From the Chicago Tribune...
Marlo Thomas coming to Chicago to promote new book ‘Growing Up Laughing’
Actor, author interviewed popular comedians to find out where sense of humor comes from
A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.
In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father, Danny Thomas, and other legendary entertainers such as Milton Berle and Sid Caesar who were fixtures in the Thomases’ household.
Thomas shares much of what she learned in her new book, “Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny” (Hyperion).
In a homecoming of sorts, she will be in Chicago next week for several appearances to promote the book.
After marrying talk show pioneer Phil Donahue — who brought his show to Chicago — Thomas lived in Wilmette from 1980 to 1985. In an interview with the Tribune, Thomas recalled the friends she made during those years and Chicago’s restaurants and theater scene.
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