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Don Ameche

American actor

Don Ameche is ...

Dead

Born 31 May 1908 in Kenosha
Died 6 December 1993 in Scottsdale
Age 85 years, 7 months
Cause prostate cancer

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation film director, stage actor and film actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

About Don Ameche

Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor and voice artist. After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox in 1935. As a handsome, debonaire leading man in 40 films over the next 14 years, he was a popular star in comedies, dramas, and musicals. In the 1950s he worked on Broadway and in television, and was well known as the host of NBC's International Showtime from 1961 to 1965. Returning to film work in his later years, Ameche won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cocoon (1985). Ameche was married to his wife Honore for 54 years, and they had six children.

About Death

On December 6, 1993, Ameche died at his son Don, Jr.'s house in Scottsdale, Arizona of prostate cancer at age 85. He was cremated and his ashes are buried at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Asbury, Iowa.

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1983 comedy film Trading Places

Trading Places

1983 comedy film

1988 film by John Landis Coming to America

Coming to America

1988 film by John Landis

1985 film by Ron Howard Cocoon

Cocoon

1985 film by Ron Howard

1991 film by John Landis Oscar

Oscar

1991 film by John Landis

1940 film by Irving Cummings Down Argentine Way

Down Argentine Way

1940 film by Irving Cummings

1987 film by William Dear Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

1987 film by William Dear

animal adventure film, 1993 live-action loose adaptation of the novel with voice actors for the animals Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

animal adventure film, 1993 live-action loose adaptation of the novel with voice actors for the animals

1994 American film Corrina, Corrina

Corrina, Corrina

1994 American film

1944 film by Walter Lang Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

1944 film by Walter Lang

1937 film by Henry King, Robert D. Webb In Old Chicago

In Old Chicago

1937 film by Henry King, Robert D. Webb

1944 film by Henry Hathaway Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer

1944 film by Henry Hathaway

1941 film by Irving Cummings That Night in Rio

That Night in Rio

1941 film by Irving Cummings

1938 film by Henry King Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band

1938 film by Henry King

1988 film by Daniel Petrie Cocoon: The Return

Cocoon: The Return

1988 film by Daniel Petrie

1939 film by Mitchell Leisen Midnight

Midnight

1939 film by Mitchell Leisen

1943 film by Ernst Lubitsch Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

1943 film by Ernst Lubitsch

1935 film by Richard Boleslawski Clive of India

Clive of India

1935 film by Richard Boleslawski

1943 film by Irving Pichel Happy Land

Happy Land

1943 film by Irving Pichel

1992 film by Ted Kotcheff Folks!

Folks!

1992 film by Ted Kotcheff

1970 film by Norman Tokar The Boatniks

The Boatniks

1970 film by Norman Tokar

1961 film by Vincent Sherman A Fever in the Blood

A Fever in the Blood

1961 film by Vincent Sherman

1940 film by Sidney Lanfield Swanee River

Swanee River

1940 film by Sidney Lanfield

1948 film by Douglas Sirk Sleep, My Love

Sleep, My Love

1948 film by Douglas Sirk

1935 film by Harry Lachman Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

1935 film by Harry Lachman

1941 film by Walter Lang Moon Over Miami

Moon Over Miami

1941 film by Walter Lang

1940 film by Irving Cummings Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell

1940 film by Irving Cummings

1937 film by Tay Garnett Love Is News

Love Is News

1937 film by Tay Garnett

1946 film by Frank Ryan So Goes My Love

So Goes My Love

1946 film by Frank Ryan

1942 film by Walter Lang The Magnificent Dope

The Magnificent Dope

1942 film by Walter Lang

1941 film Confirm or Deny

Confirm or Deny

1941 film

1936 film by Sidney Lanfield One in a Million

One in a Million

1936 film by Sidney Lanfield

1970 film by Hy Averback Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came

1970 film by Hy Averback

1939 film by Irving Cummings The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

1939 film by Irving Cummings

1936 film by Edward H. Griffith Ladies in Love

Ladies in Love

1936 film by Edward H. Griffith

1942 film by Harold D. Schuster Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble

1942 film by Harold D. Schuster

1936 film by Henry King Ramona

Ramona

1936 film by Henry King

1945 film by Richard Wallace It's in the Bag!

It's in the Bag!

1945 film by Richard Wallace

1988 comedy drama film Things Change

Things Change

1988 comedy drama film

1945 film by Sam Wood Guest Wife

Guest Wife

1945 film by Sam Wood

1939 film by Allan Dwan The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

1939 film by Allan Dwan

1937 film by Norman Taurog You Can't Have Everything

You Can't Have Everything

1937 film by Norman Taurog

1941 film by W. S. Van Dyke The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch

1941 film by W. S. Van Dyke

1939 American film Hollywood Cavalcade

Hollywood Cavalcade

1939 American film

1947 film by Frank Borzage That's My Man

That's My Man

1947 film by Frank Borzage

1966 film by Bert I. Gordon Picture Mommy Dead

Picture Mommy Dead

1966 film by Bert I. Gordon

Oddball Hall

1941 film by Victor Schertzinger Kiss the Boys Goodbye

Kiss the Boys Goodbye

1941 film by Victor Schertzinger

1938 film by Alfred L. Werker Gateway

Gateway

1938 film by Alfred L. Werker

1937 film by George Marshall Love Under Fire

Love Under Fire

1937 film by George Marshall

1936 film by Otto Brower, Gregory Ratoff Sins of Man

Sins of Man

1936 film by Otto Brower, Gregory Ratoff

1943 film by Gregory Ratoff Something to Shout About

Something to Shout About

1943 film by Gregory Ratoff

1938 film by Allan Dwan Josette

Josette

1938 film by Allan Dwan

1937 film by Norman Taurog Fifty Roads to Town

Fifty Roads to Town

1937 film by Norman Taurog

1938 film by Roy Del Ruth Happy Landing

Happy Landing

1938 film by Roy Del Ruth

1940 film by Archie Mayo Four Sons

Four Sons

1940 film by Archie Mayo

1950 film by Douglas Sirk Slightly French

Slightly French

1950 film by Douglas Sirk