Smothers, Tom

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Name
Smothers, Tom Gender: M
Thomas Bolyn Smothers III
born on 2 February 1937 at 17:44 (= 5:44 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°42 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°21'



Tom Smothers
photo: gnuish (Gnuish (talk)), license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

American comedian who performed as a duo with his brother, Dick, on the popular TV series, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." They recorded 13 LP's together, three of which went gold.

Most people remember the Smothers Brothers as the kids who always argued and said "Mom always liked you best." Tom, who is two years older than Dick, shared everything with him. They were always devoted to their mom, Ruth Smothers. Their dad died in World War II. Beginning work in California comedy clubs in 1959, their roots keep getting bigger, deeper and stronger.

For three seasons from 1965-1969 "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" was a Sunday night hit which kept the CBS network censors working overtime to make sure that the brothers were not overly irreverent or "incorrect" on TV. CBS finally decided the brothers were too blue and not red, white and blue enough and fired them in 1969. Tom was very angry and took this seriously, taking the network to court for breach of contract and winning a judgment of $776,000. Tom would like to work all the time and this led to a yearlong breakup in 1976 when he wanted to spend more time on the road and Dick wanted to spend more time with his family.

Tom was married and divorced twice and had one son in 1965. On 2/03/88 the brothers reunited on TV for their "20 Year Smothers Brothers Reunion Show." There was a dark cloud over the reunion as their mom died the day before rehearsals began.

Tom lives in Sonoma, California on the vineyard he and Dick have operated since 1977. Built from the bottom up, the 150 acre spread produces 45,000 cases of red and white wines per year.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) worker relationship with Williams, Mason (born 24 August 1938). Notes: Co-workers on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

Events

  • Work : Begin Major Project 1965 (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1965 (Son born)
  • Work : End Major Project 1969 (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 20 April 1993 (Son Bolyn Thomas born)
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Source Notes

Angela Gallo quotes him, client

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Brother Dick)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Avid golfer)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Winery, Smothers Remick Ridge Vineyards)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Vintner)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three gold records)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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