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Don Ameche (1908–1993)


Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film career surged in a comeback in the 1980s with fine ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Cocoon
Cocoon Art Selwyn
(1985)
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth Himself - Panelist
(1957-1961)
Cocoon: The Return
Cocoon: The Return Art Selwyn
(1988)
Trading Places
Trading Places Mortimer Duke
(1983)

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 1992 Folks!
Harry Aldrich
 1988 Things Change
Gino
 1970 The Boatniks
Commander Taylor
 1966 Picture Mommy Dead
Edward Shelley
 1954 Phantom Caravan
Lawrence Evans
 1947 That's My Man
Joe Grange
 1944 Greenwich Village
Kenneth Harvey
 1942 Girl Trouble
Pedro Sullivan
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Dwight Dawson
 1941 Confirm or Deny
'Mitch' Mitchell
 1941 The Feminine Touch
John Hathaway
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Lloyd Lloyd
 1941 That Night in Rio
Larry Martin / Baron Duarte
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Ricardo Quintana
 1940 Four Sons
Chris
 1940 Lillian Russell
Edward Solomon
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Michael Linnett Connors
 1938 Gateway
Dick Court
 1938 Josette
David Brassard Jr.
 1937 Love Under Fire
Tracy Egan
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
George Macrae
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Peter Nostrand
 1937 Love Is News
Martin J. Canavan
 1936 One in a Million
Bob Harris
 1936 Ladies in Love
Dr. Rudi Imre
 1936 Ramona
Alessandro
 1936 Sins of Man
Karl Freyman / Mario Signarelli
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Man in Stoke-Hold (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Prisoner in the Black Hole (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Other Works:

1988) Stage: Appeared in "Our Town" on Broadway. Drama (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

Brother of actor Jim Ameche. See more »

Trademark:

Was well known for having a peaceful, soothing but authoritative sounding voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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