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Date of Birth 30 March 1919New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 30 March 1998Santa Monica, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameRamsay Phillips

Mini Bio (1)

Leading lady in 40's "B" films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Dale Wasserman (? - 1980) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

After her career subsided in the 1940s, she and her husband lived in Spain, where she had her own television interview show and occasionally took on support roles in films produced in Europe.
During a trip to California to visit her mother, Ramsay had a chance meeting at the airport with Columbia President Harry Cohn. The meeting resulted in a screen test and then her 1943 movie debut Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943). From there she moved to Universal.
Attended the Walter Hillhouse School of Dance, specializing in Latin-style dance. She later became part of a dance team under the name "Ramsay Del Rico", and appeared as a model at the Eastman Kodak-sponsored fashion show at the 1939 New York World's Fair. An injury forced her to alter her dance career plans.
Took up singing and became a the vocalist with a top rhumba band.
Athletic in high school, she excelled as a swimmer.
Of Spanish/English descent, she first was recognized as a dancer/singer before moving into sultry-eyed 40s film roles.
Wed to "Man of La Mancha" playwright Dale Wasserman, the couple later lived in a villa called "La Mancha" on the Costa del Sol.
First wife of Dale Wasserman.
According to director William Witney, Republic Studios stuntmen suffered more injuries running on rooftops to get a better look at Ramsay Ames walking across the backlot than were hurt performing dangerous action sequences in the studio's westerns.

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