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Brewer's: Thomas

(St.). Patron saint of architects. The tradition is that Gondoforus, king of the Indies, gave him a large sum of money to build a palace. St. Thomas spent it on the poor, “thus erecti…

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas is the U.S. Supreme Court justice who was thrust into the limelight in his 1991 confirmation proceedings, during which he was accused of sexual harassment. Clarence Thomas grew up in r…

Danny Thomas

Name at birth: Muzyad YakhoobDanny Thomas starred in Make Room For Daddy, one of most popular TV family comedies of the 1950s. The show ran from 1953-64, but changed networks in 1957 and was titled Th…

Danny Thomas Biography

Danny Thomas (Amos Jacobs) actor, singer, dancer Born: 1/6/1914 Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan Emmy Award-winning and popular entertainer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s who starred in Th…

Isiah Thomas

Isiah ThomasBorn: Apr. 30, 1961Basketball led Indiana to NCAA title as sophomore and Final 4 MOP in 1981; consensus All-America guard in '81; led Detroit to 2 NBA titles (1989, 1990); NBA Fina…

Thomas Edison

Name at birth: Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Edison was the best-known inventor of the early electrical age. His hundreds of inventions made him a giant public figure in American and around the world at th…

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade was a wealthy and controversial mass-market artist of the late 20th and early 21st century. Thomas Kinkade called himself a "painter of light," specializing in sun-dappled meadows and …

Helen Thomas Biography

Helen ThomasWhite House correspondentBorn: 8/4/1920Birthplace: Winchester, Kentucky After graduating from Wayne University, Thomas went to Washington, DC. In 1943 she began working for United …

Marlo Thomas

Marlo ThomasactressBorn: 11/21/1937Birthplace: Deerfield, Mich. Emmy Award-winning actress who is best known for her role as one of television's first independent women, Ann Marie, on That Girl (1966&…

Dylan Thomas

Writer Dylan Marlais Thomas famously drank himself to death at the age of 39 and left behind some of the most celebrated poems of the 20th century, including "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" (1…