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Tom Smothers facts: Age, wife, children, siblings, net worth and more revealed

Tom Smothers was an American comedian, actor, composer, and musician, best known as half of the musical comedy duo the Smothers Brothers, alongside his younger brother Dick.

In the late 1960s, the pair hosted the CBS television variety show “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” which featured such cutting critique of the political establishment that it led to the brothers’ firing by CBS. After that, Tom and Dick continued to work on television, as well as in film and theater.

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Tom Smothers, half of American comedy duo the Smothers Brothers, dies at 86

Tom Smothers Age

Thomas Bolyn Smothers III died on December 26, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born on February 2, 1937 in New York City to homemaker Ruth and US army officer Thomas.

His younger brother is Dick, and he also has a younger sister named Sherry who was born after the family moved to California.

In 1945, the kids’ father died as a POW of the Japanese. As adolescents, Tom and Dick attended Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach.

There, Tom Smothers was a competitive unicyclist and a state champion gymnast on the parallel bars. With his brother, he went on to attend San Jose State College, where he did both gymnastics and track and field.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Writer/Actor Tommy Smothers accepts a commemorative Emmy writing achievement for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” onstage during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tom Smothers Wife

Tom Smothers has been married three times in his life. His current wife is Marcy Carriker, a casting director and producer who worked on films such as La Bamba and Explorers. They have been married since September 9, 1990.

His previous wives were Rochelle Robley, a socialite and former wife of Bobby Darin, whom he married in 1974 and divorced in 1976; and Stephanie Shorr, an actress and singer, whom he married in 1963 and divorced in 1967.

Tom Smothers Children

Tom Smothers had four children in his life. He had a son, Thomas Bolyn Smothers IV, from his first marriage to Stephanie Shorr, who died in April 2023.

He had two children, Bo and Riley Rose, from his third and current marriage to Marcy Carriker. He also had a grandson, Phoenix Parrish-Smothers.

Tom Smothers Siblings

Tom Smothers Siblings

Tom Smothers had two siblings, his younger brother Dick Smothers, who was also his comedy partner in the musical duo the Smothers Brothers. They were famous for their satirical humor and their controversial TV show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, which aired from 1967 to 1969.

They also appeared in several movies, such as Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) and The Informant! (2009)45. Tom and Dick had a close but sometimes strained relationship, often joking about their sibling rivalry on stage25. Tom once said, “Dick is my best friend in the whole world, but he’s also the person I hate the most.

Tom Smothers also had a sister named Sherry Smothers , who was born in September 1941 and died in April 2023.

Tom Smothers Family

Smothers had the following family members:

Parents: Thomas Bolyn Smothers Jr. (father, deceased) and Ruth Remick Smothers (mother, deceased)
Siblings: Dick Smothers (brother) and Sherry Smothers (sister, deceased)
Spouses: Stephanie Shorr (first wife, divorced), Rochelle Robley (second wife, divorced), and Marcy Carriker (third and current wife)
Children: Thomas Bolyn Smothers IV (son, deceased), Bo Smothers (son), and Riley Rose Smothers (daughter)
Grandchildren: Phoenix Parrish-Smothers (grandson)

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