Tom Smothers

Tom Smothers


2/2/1937, New York, NY

Birth Name

Thomas Bolyn Smothers, III



Also Known As

Tommy Smothers
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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tom is 22 months older than his "little" brother Dick.

    • Along with brother Dick, Tom won the TV Land Favorite Singing Siblings award.

    • Though he played the goof on stage, most people are surprised to find out that Tom was actually the brains behind The Smothers Brothers' comedy routine, writing most of the material and coming up with most of the skit ideas.

  • Quotes

    • Tom Smothers: People say, "You were ahead of your time." Well, if we were ahead of our time, no one would have paid attention to us. We were right on time.

    • Tom Smothers: When I listen to today's free speech/First Amendment being thrown around like an old rag and waved as a banner to allow anything to be said without any content, it's being abused absolutely, in my mind.