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The Truth About Tom Hanks' Dad

By February 21, 2012

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Contrary to rumors circulating via Facebook and forwarded email, Amos Mefford Hanks — the father of actor/film director Tom Hanks — was not the lead singer of the popular fifties vocal group The Diamonds. Tom says his dad was "an itinerant cook" who spent his entire life in the restaurant business. Read more...


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