Get to Know a Soap Opera Star: Thaao Penghlis

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Thaao Penghlis has appeared on General Hospital and, now, Days of Our Lives.

With that in mind, take a look at a few random facts about the actor:

  • A film buff since the age of five, Penghlis used to sell beer bottles gathered from the streets of Sydney to earn money to buy movie tickets.
  • Upon moving to New York, Penghlis joined Australia's mission at the United Nations.
  • While working for designer Robert Meledandri, Penghlis and company did suits for Robert Redford and producer Robert Evans.
  • He has climbed to the summit of Mt. Sinai.
  • He taught Kelly LeBrock how to dance for a sequence in their 2007 film, The Mirror.

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