Monday, January 09, 2012

Danny Thomas Stamp Announced

USA Today reports, "Danny Thomas, the versatile entertainer who spent seven decades on radio, TV and film, will make a posthumous appearance on a "forever" postage stamp in honor of the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which he founded in 1962."

Reporter Donna Leinwand Leger pens, "The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the stamp Saturday night in Los Angeles at a star-studded gala for St. Jude to celebrate what would have been Thomas' 100th birthday. The party, hosted by his son-in-law Phil Donahue, included performances by Tony Bennett and Ray Romano."

As shown above, Thomas is shown in the foreground of the stamp wearing a lapel pin representing the St. Jude Police League, which supports Chicago police officers. The hospital is in the background. Thomas and his wife are buried on the hospital grounds.

The stamp goes on sale Feb. 16 and costs 45 cents, the new first-class rate.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM