One of 10 children, Danny Thomas was born as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz on January 6, 1912, in Deerfield, Michigan, to Charles Yakhoob Kairouz and his wife Margaret Taouk. His parents were Maronite Catholic immigrants from Lebanon. Kairouz and Taouk are two prominent families from Bsharri. Thomas was raised in Toledo, Ohio, attending St. Francis de Sales Church (Roman Catholic), Woodward High School, and finally the University of Toledo, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
Vera-Ellen danced in Words and Music and On the Town, while also appearing in the last Marx Brothers film, Love Happy. She received top billing in the MGM musicals Three Little Words and The Belle of New York. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam and with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.
Leave It to Beaver
For six seasons, American television audiences tuned in each week to keep up with the Cleavers and the charming adventures of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver. The Cleaver family lived and worked in the fictional town of Mayfield, America, along with a large supporting cast of friends, extended family, classmates and neighbors. We take a look back at the Cleavers and the rest of the cast of Leave It to Beaver.