Don Ameche Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 31, 1908 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Died: December 6, 1993 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Biography | show moreshow less
Don Ameche (1908-1993) played mostly second leads until 1939, when he memorably played the title role in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. For years afterward a telephone was often called an "ameche". That same year he portrayed D'Artagnan in a musical comedy version of The Three Musketeers, and he had major starring roles throughout the 1940s. He also co-starred with Frances Langford in the long-running radio series, The Bickersons. Much less active in the next three decades, despite some low budget films and TV guest roles, he made a big comeback in the 1980s. In 1985, Ameche starred in Cocoon and won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was his only Oscar nomination. He followed up that role to even more acclaim in 1988's concoction Things Change. Before his death in 1993, Ameche rounded out his career with short but acclaimed performances in Oscar (1991) and Corrina, Corrina (1994).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1994 A Century of Cinema (Other), 1987 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1985 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 2000 Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (Other), 2012 Special Collector's Edition (Other), 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 2003 Seabiscuit: Racing Through History (Other), 2000 Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (Other), 1991 Oscar (Performer), 1988 Coming to America (Performer), 1983 Mr. Smith (Performer), 1979 Quincy M.E. (Performer), 1979 The Chinese Typewriter (Performer), 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (Performer), 1969-1970 Julia (Performer), 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (Performer), 1958 Climax! (Performer), 1944 Greenwich Village (Performer), 1943 Happy Land (Performer), 1943 Heaven Can Wait (Performer), 1941 Confirm or Deny (Performer), 1940 Down Argentine Way (Performer), 1940 Lillian Russell (Performer), 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Performer), 1939 The Three Musketeers (Performer), 1938 Happy Landing (Performer), 1937 You Can't Have Everything (Performer), 1937 In Old Chicago (Performer), 1936 One in a Million (Performer), 1935 Clive of India (Performer), 1970 Julia (Director), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1957-1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1967 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1957 The Polly Bergen Show (in person), 1953 Coke Time (in person), 1950 The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (in person), 1939 Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 (in person), 1991 Our Shining Moment (Performer), 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (Performer), 1979-1984 The Love Boat (Performer), 1975 Ellery Queen (Performer), 1963-1964 The Christophers (Performer), 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (Performer), 1956 Saturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes (Performer), 1945 Guest Wife (Performer), 1943 Something to Shout About (Performer), 1941 The Feminine Touch (Performer), 1940 Four Sons (Performer), 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Performer), 1937 Fifty Roads to Town (Performer), 1937 Love Is News (Performer), 1936 Sins of Man (Performer), 1990 The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (in person), 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1982 Night of 100 Stars (in person), 1961 Password All-Stars (in person), 1958 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (in person), 1956 Person to Person (in person), 1953 The Saturday Night Revue (in person), 1947 Week End in Hollywood (in person), 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (Sound), 1959 Beloved Infidel (Sound), 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (Other), 1988 CBS This Morning (in person), 1958 The Lux Show (in person), 1988 The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones (Other), 1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (Other), 1994 Corrina, Corrina (Performer), 1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (Performer), 1992 Sunstroke (Performer), 1991 Pros and Cons (Performer), 1988 Cocoon: The Return (Performer), 1987 Pals (Performer), 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (Performer), 1985 Cocoon (Performer), 1984 Not in Front of the Kids (Performer), 1983 Trading Places (Performer), 1975 McCloud (Performer), 1971 Shepherd's Flock (Performer), 1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (Performer), 1970 The Boatniks (Performer), 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (Performer), 1954 Phantom Caravan (Performer), 1953 Family Theatre (Performer), 1949 Slightly French (Performer), 1945 It's in the Bag! (Performer), 1944 Wing and a Prayer (Performer), 1942 The Magnificent Dope (Performer), 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade (Performer), 1936 Ladies in Love (Performer), 1936 Ramona (Performer), 1935 Dante's Inferno (Performer), 1992 One on One with John Tesh (in person), 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1964 The Price Is Right (in person), 1956-1962 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1957-1961 To Tell the Truth (in person), 1946 Rough But Hopeful (in person), 1989 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1964 The Match Game (in person), 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1939 Land of Liberty (Other), 1992 Folks! (Performer), 1990 The Golden Girls (Performer), 1990 Oddball Hall (Performer), 1988 Things Change (Performer), 1980 Fantasy Island (Performer), 1976 Good Heavens (Performer), 1972 Gidget Gets Married (Performer), 1971 Columbo (Performer), 1970 Petticoat Junction (Performer), 1966 Picture Mommy Dead (Performer), 1964 Burke's Law (Performer), 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (Performer), 1961 A Fever in the Blood (Performer), 1954 Fire One (Performer), 1951 All Star Revue (Performer), 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (Performer), 1948 Sleep, My Love (Performer), 1947 That's My Man (Performer), 1946 So Goes My Love (Performer), 1942 Girl Trouble (Performer), 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye (Performer), 1941 Moon Over Miami (Performer), 1941 That Night in Rio (Performer), 1939 Swanee River (Performer), 1939 Midnight (Performer), 1938 Gateway (Performer), 1938 Josette (Performer), 1937 Love Under Fire (Performer), 1991 Reflections on the Silver Screen (in person), 1991 The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards (in person), 1986 The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards (in person), 1966 Rings Around the World (in person), 1961-1964 International Showtime (in person), 1960 The Frances Langford Show (in person), 1957 General Motors 50th Anniversary Show (in person), 1953-1957 What's My Line (in person), 1957 The Arthur Murray Party (in person), 1950 Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse (in person), 1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (Other), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1949-1954 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 2004 Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling (Other), 1995-1999 Biography (Other), 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Other), 1986 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (in person), 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: (Other), 1952 Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Our Town - Performer (December 4, 1988 - April 2, 1989), Henry, Sweet Henry - Performer (October 23, 1967 - December 31, 1967), 13 Daughters - Performer (March 2, 1961 - March 25, 1961), Goldilocks - Performer (October 11, 1958 - March 28, 1959), Holiday for Lovers - Performer (March 14, 1957 - May 11, 1957), Silk Stockings - Performer (March 24, 1955 - April 14, 1956)

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