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Don Ameche Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DON AMECHE
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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