Thom Thomas Biography (1941-)

Full name, Thomas Neil Thomas; born August 31, 1941, in Lawrence, PA; son ofJohn Edward (a coal miner) and Ruby Christina (Jukes) Thomas. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Gilbert Parker, William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.

Thom Thomas submitted the the following statement to CTFT about his career: "A chance meeting with actor Douglas Watson while he was on tour with Stalag 17 was when I became interested in acting and theatre. I was thirteen years old. He encouraged me to enter theatre, and was my inspiration. My writing career was first inspired and nurtured by novelist Gladys Schmidt while I attended Carnegie-Mellon University. Then teacher-playwright Arthur Wilmurt continued to encourage and guide me. My big break came when Jose Ferrer read my playThe Interview, and starred in and directed it. I've traveled a great deal--have spent considerable time in England and Italy--and lived for six months onthe island of Gozo in the Maltese Islands where I wrote The Interview. I loveto read, see films, and travel."

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August 31, 1941
Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

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