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Marlo Thomas Reflects On What's Changed For Women Since "Free To Be You And Me" - And What Hasn't

“In 1972, there was no woman in the Senate. Now we have 20 women in the Senate, and all of them are married, and they all have children.” View this image ” Marlo Thomas in the Free To Be You And Me TV special Courtesy of Marlo Thomas One of my earliest memories is being probably 3 or 4

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September 8 in history:

On this date in 1892, a magazine called “The Youth’s Companion” printed a 22-word verse to be recited by U.S. schoolchildren that fall, on the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.  130 more words

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In the Beginning

You are about to read my new blog, Eight Bits of My Mind. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade. 284 more words


Free to Be... You and Me

Back in the seventies, even with the looming nuclear threat of the Cold War, the world seemed a more positive place than it is today. It was also a time when girls wore all colors of the rainbow as opposed to the ubiquitous Disney princess pink. 84 more words


So I still seized the power, but I felt that if I officially made myself the boss, in black and white, it would be too intimidating for the other producers and the other men who worked on the show. 17 more words

Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas in 'Acts of Love'

Marlo Thomas: born Margaret Julia Thomas 21 November 1937, Detroit Michigan. A bubbly presence with a charmingly husky voice, actress Marlo Thomas, the daughter of beloved entertainer Danny Thomas, rose to fame in the late 1960s as the accident-prone Ann Marie on “That Girl” (ABC, 1966-1971). 37 more words


Marlo Thomas was 'That Girl'

Marlo Thomas (born 1937): producer and star of “That Girl” (TV 1966-71). “That Girl” ran five seasons on ABC (following “Bewitched”) from 1966-1971 at a time when the three broadcast networks captured 95% of the viewing audience. 116 more words