Phil Donahue Biography
Phillip John Donahue also is known as Phil Donahue is an American media personality, writer, film producer and the creator of The Phil Donahue Show. He was born on Dec 21st, 1935.Phil Donahue
His TV show was the first to include audience participation. He was born in a middle-class, churchgoing, Irish Catholic family in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, Phillip Donahue, was a furniture sales clerk and the mother, Catherine, was a department store shoe clerk. He attended Our Lady of Angels elementary school in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland.
He lived in Centerville Ohio during his childhood. He was a member of the first graduating class of St Edward High School. He then graduated from the University of Notre Dame wit a BSC in Business Administration. The graduation was in 1957.
Phil Donahue Age | How Old Is Phil Donahue
He was born on Dec 21st, 1935. He is 83 years old as of 2018.
How Old Is Marlo Thomas And Phil Donahue
Phil Donahue was born on Dec 21st, 1935. He is 83 years old as of 2018. His wife Marlo Thomas was born on November 21st, 1937 and she is 76 years old as of 2018.
Marlo Thomas And Phil Donahue | Phil Donahue Wife
Marlo Thomas is the wife to Phil Donahue and the two have been married for 38 years. They have been together sine 1980.
Phil Donahue First Wife
His first wife was Margaret Cooney and it is with her that he had the 5 children with.
Phil Donahue Children | Mary Rose Donahue Daughter of Donahue | Kevin Donahue Donahue
He has 5 children, one daughter, and 4 sons. The following are his children;
- Mary Rose Donahue
- Michael Donahue
- Jim Donahue
- Kevin Donahue
- Daniel Donahue
Is Phil Still Alive | Is Phil Donahue Dead
He is still very much alive and he is very healthy.
Donahue Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 25 million.
His career began in 1957 as a production assistant at KYW radio and TV in Cleveland. He later became a program director in Adrian, Michigan after he graduated. He then became a stringer for CBS Evening New and then an anchor for WHIO-TTV in Dayton, Ohio. He interviewed John F. Kennedy.
In the 1980’s he co-hosted a series of televised discussions as the US-Soviet Space Bridge together with Vladimir Posner. It was the first show of its kind to be aired. He returned to TV in MSNBC with the Donahue Show in July 2002. The show was however canceled on February 25th, 2003.
He was the co-director in the feature documentary, Body of War. The film tells the story of Tomas Young, a severely disabled Iraq War veteran and his turbulent postwar adjustments. In November 2007 the film was named as one of fifteen documentaries to be in consideration for an Oscar nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He has been awarded 20 Emmy Awards during his career in the broadcasting career. He then received Peabody Award in 1980 and he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in November 20th, 1993.
Donahue Show | The Donahue Show
The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, is an American television talk show hosted by Phil Donahue that ran for 26 years on national television. Its run was preceded by three years of local broadcast in Dayton, Ohio, and it was broadcast nationwide between 1970 and 1996.
First episode date: 6 November 1967
Final episode date: 13 September 1996
Original network: WLWD (1967–1970); First-run syndication (1970–1996)
Number of episodes: 5,515
Genre: Chat show
Production locations: Dayton (1967–1974), Chicago, Illinois (1974–1985), New York City (1985–1996)