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Full nameDominic Felix Amici
Know asAmeche, Don, Don Ameche
Birth placeKenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Birth dateMay 31, 1908
Died1993-12-06
Lived85 years, 6 month, 6 days
Star signGemini
OccupationActor, voice artist, and comedian
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
SpouseHonore Prendergast

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Don Ameche (/??mi?t?i/; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years.After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). He continued to appear on Broadway, as well as on radio and TV, where he was host and commentator for International Showtime, covering circus and ice-shows all over Europe. Ameche remained married to his wife Honore for fifty-four years, and they had six children.
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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corrina, Corrina1994Grandpa Harry
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey1993Shadow (voice)
Sunstroke1992TV MovieJake
Folks!1992Harry Aldrich
Pros and Cons1991TV Series
Our Shining Moment1991TV MovieJohn 'Papa' McGuire Sr.
Oscar1991Father Clemente
The Golden Girls1990TV SeriesBrother Martin
Oddball Hall1990G. Paul Siebriese
Cocoon: The Return1988Art Selwyn
Things Change1988Gino
Coming to America1988Mortimer Duke
Harry and the Hendersons1987Dr. Wallace Wrightwood
Pals1987TV MovieArt Riddle
A Masterpiece of Murder1986TV MovieFrank Aherne
Cocoon1985Art Selwyn
Not in Front of the Kids1984TV MovieBen Rosen
The Love Boat1979-1984TV SeriesStewart Coolidge / Hollis Witkin / Henry Dobson
Mr. Smith1983TV SeriesDr. Breckenridge
Trading Places1983Mortimer Duke
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesFerini
The Chinese Typewriter1979TV MovieArmand Beller
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesHarry Whitehead
Good Heavens1976TV SeriesClay
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesDr. Norman Marsh
McCloud1975TV SeriesRene Jauvert
Gidget Gets Married1972TV MovieOtis Ramsey
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesDiamond Jim Guffy
Columbo1971TV SeriesFrank Simpson
Shepherd's Flock1971TV MovieDr. Hewitt
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?1970Col. Flanders
The Boatniks1970Commander Taylor
Julia1969-1970TV SeriesDr. Foster Prestwick
Petticoat Junction1970TV SeriesUncle George
Shadow Over Elveron1968TV MovieJustin Pettit
Picture Mommy Dead1966Edward Shelley
The Christophers1963-1964TV Series
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesWhitman Saunders
The Greatest Show on Earth1964TV SeriesCollie McCullough
A Fever in the Blood1961Senator Alex S. Simon
Climax!1958TV SeriesSam Waterman
The DuPont Show of the Month1957TV SeriesHarry Graves
Goodyear Playhouse1957TV SeriesBurnham Wicks
Saturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes1956TV MovieHenry Longstreet (uncredited)
Fire One1954TV MovieCommander Cannon
Phantom Caravan1954Lawrence Evans
Family Theatre1953TV SeriesLeader of Rosary
The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show1951TV SeriesCo-host (1951-52)
Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse1950TV SeriesHost (1950-1951)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV Series
Slightly French1949John Gayle
Sleep, My Love1948Richard W. Courtland
That's My Man1947Joe Grange
So Goes My Love1946Hiram Stephen Maxim
Guest Wife1945Joseph Jefferson 'Joe' Parker
It's in the Bag!1945Don Ameche
Greenwich Village1944Kenneth Harvey
Wing and a Prayer1944Flight Cmdr. Bingo Harper
Happy Land1943Lew Marsh
Heaven Can Wait1943Henry Van Cleve
Something to Shout About1943Ken Douglas
Girl Trouble1942Pedro Sullivan
The Magnificent Dope1942Dwight Dawson
Confirm or Deny1941'Mitch' Mitchell
The Feminine Touch1941John Hathaway
Kiss the Boys Goodbye1941Lloyd Lloyd
Moon Over Miami1941Phil O'Neil (Credits)
That Night in Rio1941Larry Martin / Baron Duarte
Down Argentine Way1940Ricardo Quintana
Four Sons1940Chris
Lillian Russell1940Edward Solomon
Swanee River1939Stephen Foster
Hollywood Cavalcade1939Michael Linnett Connors
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell1939Alexander Graham Bell
Midnight1939Tibor Czerny
The Three Musketeers1939D'Artagnan
Gateway1938Dick Court
Josette1938David Brassard Jr.
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938Charlie Dwyer
Happy Landing1938Jimmy Hall
In Old Chicago1937Jack O'Leary
Love Under Fire1937Tracy Egan
You Can't Have Everything1937George Macrae
Fifty Roads to Town1937Peter Nostrand
Love Is News1937Martin J. Canavan
One in a Million1936Bob Harris
Ladies in Love1936Dr. Rudi Imre
Ramona1936Alessandro
Sins of Man1936Karl Freyman / Mario Signarelli
Dante's Inferno1935Man in Stoke-Hold (uncredited)
Clive of India1935Prisoner in the Black Hole (unconfirmed, uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentary performer: "Easter Parade" uncredited, "Some Sunny Day"
Cocoon1985performer: "I'm in the Mood for Love", "Some Enchanted Evening"
Beloved Infidel1959performer: "Boa Noite Good-Night" - uncredited
The DuPont Show of the Month1957TV Series performer - 1 episode
Slightly French1949performer: "Let's Fall in Love"
It's in the Bag!1945performer: "The Curse of an Aching Heart" 1913 - uncredited
Greenwich Village1944performer: "Swingin' Down the Lane", "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose" - uncredited
Something to Shout About1943performer: "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"
The Magnificent Dope1942performer: "Shortnin' Bread" - uncredited
Kiss the Boys Goodbye1941"Find Yourself a Melody" / performer: "I'll Never Let a Day Pass By"
Moon Over Miami1941"You Started Something" 1941 / performer: "I've Got You All To Myself" 1941, "Loveliness and Love" 1941
That Night in Rio1941performer: "Chica Chica Boom Chic", "The Conference", "They Met in Rio A Midnight Serenade", "Boa Noite Good-Night" - uncredited
Down Argentine Way1940performer: "Down Argentina Way" 1940, "Two Dreams Met" 1940 - uncredited
Lillian Russell1940performer: "Adored One" 1940, "Blue Lovebird" 1940, "After the Ball" 1892 uncredited
The Three Musketeers1939"My Lady" 1939, uncredited / performer: "Song of the Musketeers" 1939, "My Lady" 1939, "Voila" 1939 - uncredited
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938performer: "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 1911, "Now It Can Be Told" 1938, "Easter Parade" 1933, "Some Sunny Day" 1922 - uncredited
Happy Landing1938performer: "A Gypsy Told Me"
In Old Chicago1937performer: "Sweet Genevieve" 1869, "The Irish Washerwoman" - uncredited
You Can't Have Everything1937"Afraid to Dream" 1937, "Please Pardon Us, We're in Love" 1937, uncredited / performer: "Afraid to Dream" 1937 - uncredited
One in a Million1936performer: "Who's Afraid of Love?" 1936
Ramona1936lyrics: "How the Rabbit Lost His Tail" 1936 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julia1970TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talking Pictures1988TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy Program
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1985TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1982TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1957-1967TV SeriesHenry Orient / Himself
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesHimself
Rings Around the World1966DocumentaryHost / Ringmaster
International Showtime1961-1965TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Match Game1964TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Price Is Right1964TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1963-1964TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Actor
I've Got a Secret1956-1962TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest
Password All-Stars1961TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
To Tell the Truth1957-1961TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Our American Heritage1961TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The Frances Langford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1958TV SeriesHimself
The Lux Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1958TV SeriesHimself
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV MovieHimself
The Polly Bergen Show1957TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1953-1957TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
The Arthur Murray Party1957TV SeriesHimself
A Welcome Guest in the House1957Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Person to Person1956TV Series documentaryHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1954TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Coke Time1953TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Saturday Night Revue1953TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club1952Documentary shortHimself - Celebration Guest
The Frank Sinatra Show1951TV SeriesHimself - Sketch Actor
All Star Revue1951TV SeriesHimself - Guest Actor
Take a Chance1950TV SeriesHost
Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse1950TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1950TV SeriesHimself
Week End in Hollywood1947Documentary shortHimself
Rough But Hopeful1946ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 81939Documentary shortHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reflections on the Silver Screen1991TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Drama
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1989TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesMortimer Duke
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentaryHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Seabiscuit: Racing Through History2003Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryArthur Selwyn
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies2000Video documentary
Biography1995-1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Alexander Graham Bell
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997DocumentaryHimself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesCommander Taylor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryAlexander Graham Bell (uncredited)
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHimself
F for Fake1973DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Land of Liberty1939Alexander Graham Bell

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActorThings Change (1988)
1988Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActorThings Change (1988)· Joe Mantegna
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleCocoon (1985)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6101 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 6313 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Fact
1Attended Hollywood for Dewey Rally on Oct. 18, 1944. Other attendees included: Randolph Scott, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ginger Rogers, and Barbra Stanwyck.
2Although he played Tod Andrews' father in Heaven Can Wait (1943), he was only six years his senior in real life.
3He was considered for the role of Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972) before Marlon Brando was cast. He was later mentioned by name in The Godfather: Part III (1990) when Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna said, "We got Don Ameche, who played the guy that invented the telephone," a reference to his role as Alexander Graham Bell in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939).
4Had not acted for 13 years when he was cast in Trading Places (1983). The role revitalized his career and he acted consistently until only a month before his passing.
5He frequently apologized to his Trading Places (1983) co-star Eddie Murphy for the racist statements that his character made in the film.
6Made only five films from 1949 to 1983.
7He died only eight days before his So Goes My Love (1946) co-star Myrna Loy.
8He worked with Tyrone Power in Ladies in Love (1936), In Old Chicago (1937), Love Is News (1937) and Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) and with his son Tyrone Power Jr. in Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon: The Return (1988).
9He was a Republican who attended the Hollywood for Dewey Rally in 1944. Also a member of the Catholic group, the Christophers.
10When his children's names are all expressed as nicknames, they rhyme, Ronnie, Donnie, Tommie, Lonnie, Bonnie, and Connie.
11Ameche's salary, which was $34,499 in 1936 and $51,833 in 1937, grew to $147,824 in 1940.
12In The French Connection (1971), a mafia figure is followed to a NYC building in which "the actor, Don Ameche, lives".
13He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard and for Radio at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
14His father was an Italian immigrant. His mother had German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Americans pronounced his last name incorrectly in Italian ("Ah-mee-see"). So he changed it from "Amici" (correctly pronounced "Ah-mee-chee") into "Ameche", in order to keep the original Italian pronunciation.
15Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 11-13. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
16Father of Don Ameche Jr..
17Calling the telephone the "Don Ameche" became popular American Slang in the 1930s and '40s due to his role as Alexander Graham Bell
18Attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa
19Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 51-53 (article titled "The Bickersons"). New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
20He became a major star on radio. His teaming with Frances Langford as "The Bickersons" is regarded as classic comedy on radio. "The Bickersons" were revived for a series or record albums.
21Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992.
22Portrayed Alexander Graham Bell in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) in 1939. In 1957, his brother, Jim Ameche, portrayed Bell in The Story of Mankind (1957).
23Father of six children: Ronald, Dominic Jr., Thomas, Lonnie, Bonnie and Connie.
24Interred at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (formerly St. Philomina's), Dubuque, Iowa. (Grave unmarked).
25Brother of actor Jim Ameche.

#Quote
1[on Darryl F. Zanuck] Zanuck never did anything but be nice to me. Oh yeah, maybe he chased Alice Faye around, but a lot of people chased Alice Faye around.

#Trademark
1Distinctive voice
2Was well known for having a peaceful, soothing but authoritative sounding voice.
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