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Why and How to Make Friends of All Ages

Marlo Thomas on the benefits of timeless friendships

When I was a little girl, the average age of my friends was about 45. That's because I liked to hang out with, in addition to my schoolmates, the comedian pals of my father, Danny Thomas, and listen to them tell jokes. Then there were all those bustling producers and manic directors I'd meet at the movie studio when my father took me to work with him. And, of course, there was my maternal grandmother, who well into her 70s played drums in a beer garden in Pasadena. Grandma was a trip — feisty, funny and talented — and she was my role model. And my friend. … Back to Article

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