Phil Donahue Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Show

Phil Donahue Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Show

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Phil Donahue Biography

Phil Donahue (Phillip John Donahue) is a well-known American writer, media personality, and film producer. Phil is the founder and host of The Phil Donahue Show, the television program that was later known simply as Donahue. 

Phil Donahue Age

Phil Donahue was born on 21st December 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. He is 86 years old.

Phil Donahue Height

Phil is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (Approx 1.83m).

Phil Donahue Family

Phil was born to his caring dad Phillip Donahue and his supportive mum, Catherine (McClory) in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. His mother served as a department store shoe clerk while his father worked as a furniture sales clerk.

Phil Donahue Education

Phil graduated with his high school diploma from St. Edward High School. Later on, he attended the University of Notre Dame run by the Congregation of Holy Cross, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1957.

Phil Donahue Wife

Phil got hitched to his first wife called Margaret Cooney in the year 1958. Phil and Margaret shared five kids namely; Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Mary Rose, and James. Their youngest son James Donahue passed on suddenly from an aortic aneurysm in 2014.

Phil hired Vivian Maier, an American street photographer for a brief period in the 1970s as a nanny for his children. Unfortunately, Phil and his wife Margaret divorced in 1975. Later, Phil married his second wife, Marlo Thomas, a professional actress on May 21, 1980.

Phil Donahue Salary

He receives an ample salary of $20 million per year from his various shows.

Phil Donahue Net Worth

Phil Donahue has stockpiled a decent wealth over the years and has an estimated net of $150 million.

Phil Donahue Career

On November 6, 1967, Phil left WHIO and moved his talk program to TV with The Phil Donahue Show on WLWD (presently WDTN) based in Dayton. In January 1970, his show entered nationwide syndication. The syndicated show moved from Dayton, Ohio, to Chicago in 1974. He later moved the show to New York City in 1984, so that he could be near his lovely wife Marlo Thomas.

Phil, alongside guest vocalists Nancy Wilson and Michael Feinstein presented a special honoring Mary Martin from the Rainbow Room Orchestra and the Rainbow Room with Steve Leeds in 1988. The Phil Donahue Show began in 1967 in Dayton, Ohio, and ended in 1996 in New York City with a 29-year run record on national television in the USA. His shows regularly focused on affairs dividing conservatives and liberals in the United States of America, such as civil rights, war affairs, abortion, and consumer protection.

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