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Danny Thomas – American of the Year, 1954 Award by University of Detroit

As part of the 1954 Spring Carnival, Danny Thomas was awarded “American of the Year” by the University of Detroit.┬áDanny Thomas was born in Deerfield, Michigan, one of ten children of Lebanese immigrants (New York Times obituary). (Just as a side note with the current events about Syrian refugees: Wikipedia notes that according to the 1930 and 1920 census, his parents are listed as being born in Syria.) He was honored for his charity work entertaining the troops with a...