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Lowell Thomas

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Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator


Who was Lowell Thomas?

Lowell Thomas was an American journalist and broadcaster. He is probably best remembered today as the narrator of Twentieth Century Fox's Movietone newsreels from 1935 until 1952. However, during his lifetime, Lowell Thomas's fame came about as the man who made T.E. Lawrence into the legendary Lawrence of Arabia. Lowell Thomas was a war correspondent in 1918 when he traveled to Jerusalem to meet Lawrence who was a captain in the British Army. When he returned to the U.S., Thomas gave a series of lectures that included dramatic footage of Lawrence in Arabia. The lectures were such a success that he soon was touring the world making both himself and Lawrence household names.

Famous Kin

Lowell Thomas has a number of notable U.S. historical kin that include Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, Declaration of Independence signer William Williams, Civil War General Joseph Hooker, Colt revolver inventor Samuel Colt, and aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. He also has kinship to a few U.S. Presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, Gerald Ford, and Grover Cleveland. Royal family connections include the late Princess Diana.

Fellow celebrities that can be found in Lowell Thomas's family tree include actress Lillian Gish, actor John Lithgow, Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton, actor Bill Paxton, actress Brooke Shields, actor Ben Affleck, actress Shirley Temple, actor Clint Eastwood, and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and his brothers. Literary kin for Lowell Thomas include Clement Clarke Moore (Twas the Night Before Christmas), Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin), Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason), and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Lowell Thomas

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Simon Sackett

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin
via Thomas Ford

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Lizzie Doten

American Poet

8th cousin
via Mrs. Finney

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Zoe Kazan

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Isaac Graves

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Strong

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Jane G. Austin

Author

8th cousin
via Mrs. Finney

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Mrs. Finney

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Mrs. Finney

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin
via Elizabeth Charde

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

6th cousin
via William Sackett

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Simon Sackett

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Church

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Strong

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Admiral William Halsey

U.S. Navy - World War II

8th cousin
via Simon Sackett

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Jane Wyatt

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Simon Sackett

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John Alsop King

20th Governor of New York

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Simon Sackett

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Winthrop Rockefeller

37th Governor of Arkansas

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Isaac Graves

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Increase Sumner

5th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Strong

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Mrs. Finney

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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