St. Jude to celebrate Danny Thomas' 100th birthday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

St. Jude to celebrate Danny Thomas' 100th birthday

(WMC-TV) - Friday would have been the 100th birthday of Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Thomas' life will be honored Saturday night in Los Angeles.  Singer Tony Bennett, comedian Ray Romano, and Phil Donahue will co-host a St. Jude benefit at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The event will celebrate Thomas' 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of St. Jude.

Thomas opened the children's hospital in Memphis in February of 1962.

A special weekend celebrating the hospital's golden anniversary will be held in June.

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