American actor

Don Ameche is ...

Dead
Born 31 May 1908 in Kenosha
Died 6 Dec 1993 in Scottsdale
Age85 years, 6 months
Causeprostate cancer
Correction?
Don Ameche
Don Ameche
Photo of Don Ameche from the television program International Showtime.

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.

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.

Films

Don Ameche has worked on the following films:

Coming to America
1988 film by John Landis
1988
Cocoon
1985 film by Ron Howard
1985
Corrina, Corrina
1994 American film
1994
Oscar
1991 film by John Landis
1991
Greenwich Village
1944 film by Walter Lang
1944
In Old Chicago
1937 film by Henry King, Robert D. Webb
1937
Wing and a Prayer
1944 film by Henry Hathaway
1944
That Night in Rio
1941 film by Irving Cummings
1941
Alexander's Ragtime Band
1938 film by Henry King
1938
Cocoon: The Return
1988 film by Daniel Petrie
1988
Midnight
1939 film by Mitchell Leisen
1939
Heaven Can Wait
1943 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1943
Clive of India
1935 film by Richard Boleslawski
1935
Happy Land
1943 film by Irving Pichel
1943
Folks!
1992 film by Ted Kotcheff
1992
The Boatniks
1970 film by Norman Tokar
1970
A Fever in the Blood
1961 film by Vincent Sherman
1961
Swanee River
1940 film by Sidney Lanfield
1940
Sleep, My Love
1948 film by Douglas Sirk
1948
Dante's Inferno
1935 film by Harry Lachman
1935
Moon Over Miami
1941 film by Walter Lang
1941
Lillian Russell
1940 film by Irving Cummings
1940
Love Is News
1937 film by Tay Garnett
1937
So Goes My Love
1946 film by Frank Ryan
1946
The Magnificent Dope
1942 film by Walter Lang
1942
Confirm or Deny
1941 film
1941
One in a Million
1936 film by Sidney Lanfield
1936
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came
1970 film by Hy Averback
1970
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
1939 film by Irving Cummings
1939
Ladies in Love
1936 film by Edward H. Griffith
1936
Girl Trouble
1942 film by Harold D. Schuster
1942
Ramona
1936 film by Henry King
1936
It's in the Bag!
1945 film by Richard Wallace
1945
Things Change
1988 comedy drama film
1988
Guest Wife
1945 film by Sam Wood
1945
The Three Musketeers
1939 film by Allan Dwan
1939
You Can't Have Everything
1937 film by Norman Taurog
1937
The Feminine Touch
1941 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1941
Hollywood Cavalcade
1939 American film
1939
That's My Man
1947 film by Frank Borzage
1947
Picture Mommy Dead
1966 film by Bert I. Gordon
1966
Oddball Hall
1990
Kiss the Boys Goodbye
1941 film by Victor Schertzinger
1941
Gateway
1938 film by Alfred L. Werker
1938
Love Under Fire
1937 film by George Marshall
1937
Sins of Man
1936 film by Otto Brower, Gregory Ratoff
1936
Something to Shout About
1943 film by Gregory Ratoff
1943
Josette
1938 film by Allan Dwan
1938
Fifty Roads to Town
1937 film by Norman Taurog
1937
Happy Landing
1938 film by Roy Del Ruth
1938
Four Sons
1940 film by Archie Mayo
1940
Slightly French
1950 film by Douglas Sirk
1950