Marlo Thomas


Marlo Thomas went from being a household name and an award-winning star of her own TV show to becoming one of the driving forces behind St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Then she reinvented herself again to become a best-selling author.

She’s written six best-sellers and she’s just released book number seven, and in it, she’s urging others to reinvent their lives, too.

It’s called “It Ain’t Over … Till It’s Over: Reinventing Your Life — and Realizing Your Dreams — Anytime, At Any Age,” and in it, she profiles 60 different women who share their stories of starting over. 

Marlo says she wanted to encourage people, especially women, that you can start over at any age and you don’t have to do it alone. She shares their big dreams and how they all started small. 

The Emmy-, Golden Globe-, Grammy- and Peabody-winning actress shares why she’s always loved the idea of making waves and being a part of a community. 

She shares tips for overcoming the biggest thing holding people back from chasing their dreams — fear.  

Plus, she takes a moment to reflect on the legacy of her father, Danny Thomas, and how his example taught Marlo and her siblings how to make a difference in the world around them. And what are the secrets to her 34-year marriage to Phil Donahue? She reveals how they stay happy and connected.