How tall is Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

American comedian and actor best remembered for the TV show Make Room for Daddy. He mentioned once "I pulled myself up to my full five feet eleven inches"

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5ft 10.5in (179.1cm)
wishbone said on 15/Oct/18
"Are you domestic rather than imported?" What's My Line? panelist Ernie Kovacks asked 6' Danny Thomas when he appeared in 1957 as What's My Line? mystery guest. (Danny would be domestic,Ernie. He had Lebanese parents,but he was born in Detroit. Having watched a lot of Make Room For Daddy in my 59 years,I never realized The Andy Griffith Show and The Joey Bishop Show started on Make Room For Daddy! His 5'3" daughter Marlo starred on That Girl and son Tony created The Golden Girls. But look beyond just being a fine TV star,he was an accomplished singer,as I saw right after I got Danny's 1954 The Jazz Singer. But going beyond acting,Danny founded St.Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis,Tennessee. This hospital is used to treat children battling serious cancers,heart transplants,and diabetes many children suffer from. So while Danny Thomas is a great actor singer,his biggest legacy was founding St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis,Tennessee.
Steve said on 22/Sep/15
Arch, I did mention lifts for Dean. But watching the Make Room for Daddy episode, it appeared Dean was wearing regular shoes. There were the same height. Watch it if you can find it.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Sep/15
@Rob Maybe 5'10.5 is the best shout for now seeing him with Kennedy?
Arch Stanton said on 20/Sep/15
Martin's definitely wearing lifts in the Charo video. Well, I've always argued Martin could be 5 ft 10 flat, and there's a chance Thomas was a very similar height barefoot.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Sep/15
@Steve, You're forgetting that Martin usually wore lifts!!
Steve said on 20/Sep/15
Danny with 6'1" Dick van Dyke. Click Here

No question he was no more than 5'10".
[Editor Rob: there is a fair amount showing him at that range.]
Steve said on 18/Sep/15
Dean guesting on Make Room for Daddy. Click Here

Danny with 6' JFK. Click Here

Danny with 5'11" Elvis Presley. Click Here
Steve said on 17/Sep/15
Arch, here's another disproving your claim. Click Here

Now in all fairness, in this one Dean is wearing lifts which gives him about an inch and a half over Danny. Remove them, put regular shoes on Dean and I suspect they were the same height or around 5'10".
Steve said on 17/Sep/15
Sorry Arch, he wasn't. Click Here

Also, watch the episode of Make Room for Daddy where Dean guested. It's entitled Terry's Crush. In it, Dean is a hair taller and doesn't appear to be wearing lifts.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/15
@Steve, Danny Thomas was taller than Dean Martin.
Shadow2 said on 16/Sep/15
I agree with Steve, he was 5' 10". He tried to appear taller, i.e. 5' 11", at certain times, and without lifts, a bit like Van Johnson (6' 1'' but trying to look 6' 2") and Ricardo Montalban (5' 11" but trying to look 6') often did.
Steve said on 14/Sep/15
No more than 5'10". He was consistantly two inches shorter than Sheldon Leonard who was 6'.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Sep/15
I wonder why they didn't include this guy in the Rat Pack officially, he's as a strongly associated with 50s and 60s Vegas and Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jr..
Arch Stanton said on 11/Sep/15
Thanks Rob, yes that's a decent shout I think, taller than Dean Martin.
[Editor Rob: this guy could look anywhere from 5ft 10 to 11, but I think there might be some truth in him being able to hoist himself up nearer to 5ft 11 than 5ft 10.]

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