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Florenz Ames (1883–1958)


A relative newcomer to television at a time when most people would be looking toward retirement, Florenz Ames started out as a song and dance man in vaudeville, often performing on smaller stages with his wife Alice "Adelaide" Winthrop; as "Ames and Winthrop" they appeared in a revue called "Alice in Blunderland" with Winthrop in the title role and... See full bio »

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Known For

The Adventures of Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen / Insp. Richard Queen / Inspector Ellery Queen
(1950-1956)
Mystery Is My Business Insp. Richard Queen
(1954)
Four Star Playhouse Mr. Hapewell / Mr. Scratch
(1955)
Broken Arrow Emperor Joshua Norton
(1956)

Filmography

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 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Teacher's Pet
J.R. Ballantyne
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Dr. Follansbee
- Swan Song (1957) ... Dr. Follansbee
 1957 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Ghost Farm (TV Series)
Silas Applegate (1957)
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Judge / Councilman Fisk / Barber
- Revenge (1957) ... Judge
- Hatfield, the Rainmaker (1956) ... Councilman Fisk
- Man with a Beard (1956) ... Barber
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Bayard / Pa / Uetick / ...
- Barren Harvest (1957) ... Bayard
- Here Comes the Groom (1956) ... Pa
- The Human Jungle (1955) ... Uetick
- The Bride Came C.O.D. (1955) ... Pop
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
J.C. Dithers / J. C. Dithers / Julius C. (J.C.) Dithers
- Howdy, Neighbor (1957) ... J.C. Dithers
- The Party (1957) ... J.C. Dithers
- Follow That Man (1957) ... J.C. Dithers
- The Tramp (1957) ... J.C. Dithers
- Cupid's Question Column (1957) ... J.C. Dithers
 1957 The Deadly Mantis
Prof. Anton Gunther
 1957 The Big Caper
Dutch Paulmeyer (uncredited)
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
John Peavy
- Last Fling (1957) ... John Peavy
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Hesby
- Jeannie the Girl Ranger (1957) ... Hesby
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mr. Kramer
- The Happy Gift (1957) ... Mr. Kramer
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Gold Dress (1957)
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Margaret Hires a Gardener (1957) ... Magistrate
 1950-1956 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Inspector Richard Queen / Insp. Richard Queen / Inspector Ellery Queen
- Stranger in the Dark (1956) ... Inspector Richard Queen
- The White Orchid (1956) ... Inspector Richard Queen
- Death of a Wax Doll (1956) ... Inspector Richard Queen
- Night Visitors (1956) ... Inspector Richard Queen
- Woman on the Wire (1956) ... Inspector Richard Queen
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Josiah Sweet, Undertaker (uncredited)
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Emperor Joshua Norton
- The Conspirators (1956) ... Emperor Joshua Norton
 1954-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Stevens / Peter Morse
- Pursuit of a Princess (1956) ... Stevens
- The Great Gamble (1954) ... Peter Morse
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Judge Cagle
- Sock Gives Gus Away (1956) ... Judge Cagle
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Mr. Hillaby
 1956 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (TV Series)
Silas Applegate
- The Tower Treasure (1956) ... Silas Applegate
- Never Say Die (1956) ... Silas Applegate
- The Tower's Secret (1956) ... Silas Applegate
- The Final Search (1956) ... Silas Applegate
- A Golden Clue (1956) ... Silas Applegate
 1956 He Laughed Last
George Eagle
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Joe Fenwick
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Senator Winston
 1955 Texas Lady
Wilson
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Scratch / Mr. Hapewell
- The Devil to Pay (1955) ... Mr. Scratch
- Alias Mr. Hepp (1955) ... Mr. Hapewell
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
J.B. Vandemeer
- Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955) ... J.B. Vandemeer
 1955 Man with the Gun
Doc Hughes (uncredited)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- The Round Dozen (1955)
 1954-1955 Studio One (TV Series)
Dave Sears
- The Broken Spur (1955) ... Dave Sears
- Short Cut (1954)
 1954 The Human Jungle
Leonard Ustick
 1954 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Insp. Richard Queen
- Stranger in the Dark (1954) ... Insp. Richard Queen
- Mr.Big ... Insp. Richard Queen
- Death of a Wax Doll ... Insp. Richard Queen
- Woman on the Wire ... Insp. Richard Queen
- The White Orchid ... Insp. Richard Queen
 1954 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
- Holler Uncle (1954)
 1953-1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- To Live in Peace (1953)
 1953 Johnny Jupiter (TV Series)
Gregory Latham
- The Surprise Birthday Party (1953) ... Gregory Latham
- Duckweather and the Professor (1953) ... Gregory Latham
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Pierce 3098 (1953)
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Senor Espejo
 1939 A Swing Opera (Short)
Entertainer
 1930 Let's Merge (Short)
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Stage Play: Of Thee I Sing. Musical. Music by George Gershwin. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Eugene Fuerst. Musical Director: Charles Previn. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and William Daly. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Dancing ... See more »

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