Barbara Ayala Thomas is the daughter of Richard Thomas. Barbara Ayala’s father, Thomas is an American actor. He is best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award, received a nomination for another and two Golden Globe Awards. He also starred in the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s It and played Special Agent Frank Gaad on FX’s spy thriller series The Americans.
Barbara Ayala Thomas: Profile Summary
|Name||Barbara Ayala Thomas|
|Famous as||daughter of Richard Thomas|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 1981|
|Birthplace||United States of America|
|Age (as in 2021)||40 years old|
|Parents|| Richard Thomas – Father
Alma Gonzales – Mother
|Siblings||Pilar Alma Thomas, Gweneth Gonzales Thomas, Richard Francisco Thomas, Montana James Thomas|
Barbara Ayala Thomas is the first born of triplets born to actor Richard Thomas and his wife Alma. She was followed at one-minute intervals by Gwyneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma. As of 2021, Barbara is 40 years old. Apart from her triplet siblings, Barbara Ayala Thomas also has two other siblings, Richard Francisco Thomas, Montana James Thomas.
How did Barbara’s parents meet? The couple has not released any information related to the circumstances under which they meet, fall in love, and get married. The couple got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. In 1976, they had a son, Richard Francisco. Triplet daughters—Pilar, Barbara, and Gwyneth—were born in 1981.
Thomas welcomed his triplets in 1981, but their birth came as a surprise, almost shocking. This is because the actor and his then-wife, Gonzales, were confident that they would have twins. Twins ran in both sides of their family, and when Barbara Ayala Thomas’ mother, Gonzales did her sonogram at the third and seventh months, the doctors confirmed the babies were twins.
At the time of Barbara Ayala Thomas and her siblings’ birth, the father was away from home. The movie star was filming in New York, but he had to drop everything for the sake of his girls. After the girls’ births, they were given the monikers John Girl I, John Girl II, and John Girl III by fans until Thomas announced their beautiful names which were gleaned from the family.
Their parents separated in May 1992 after 17 years of marriage, and divorced on 22 June 1993. The reason behind their divorce was never made public.
Thomas married Santa Fe art dealer Georgiana Bischoff on November 20, 1994, and their son, Montana, was born in 1996. Bischoff has two daughters, Brooke and Kendra, from previous marriages. Barbara Ayala Thomas’ father Richard Thomas had 5 biological children.
Thomas and Georgiana currently reside in Manhattan, New York. Two of their children, Montana and Kendra, also reside in New York City.
How are Richard Thomas’s daughters today? Much is not known about Barbara Ayala Thomas and her siblings. Richard Thomas’s children have been living far away from the camera, unlike their father.
In a 1993 interview, Thomas gushed about his kids, noting that his oldest son had no interest in acting, but his daughters “were crazy about theatre.” However, it seems none followed in his footsteps.
In 1958, at age seven, Barbara Ayala Thomas’s father, Thomas made his Broadway debut in Sunrise at Campobello. In 1959, he appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame NBC television presentation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, and Hume Cronyn. He then began acting on daytime TV. In 1970, he was in a leading role in NBC’s Bonanza in an episode called “The Weary Willies”. He then appeared in soap operas such as The Edge of Night (as Ben Schultz, 1961), A Flame in the Wind, and As the World Turns (as Tom Hughes, 1966–67), which were broadcast from his native Manhattan.
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Barbara Ayala Thomas’ father received his first major film roles, appearing in Winning (1969) with Paul Newman, about auto racing, and Last Summer (also 1969) with Bruce Davison and Barbara Hershey, a summer coming-of-age movie. He starred in the Universal Pictures/Hal Wallis Production Red Sky at Morning (1971). Thomas played the lead role of 1971’s Cactus in the Snow, an independent film which is hard, if not impossible, to find or buy via VHS, DVD, or any other format. It is considered a lost film.