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Leon Ames Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LEON AMES
Born: January 20, 1902 in Portland, Indiana
Died: October 12, 1993 in Laguna Beach, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Actor Leon Ames (1902-1993), born Leon Waycoff, began his film career as a matinee idol but is best known for playing a befuddled patriarch in both films and on television. Ames, who made his film debut in 1931, played in a long list of features through the 1980s, including Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Little Women (1949), Peyton Place (1957), From the Terrace (1960), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), Testament (1983) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986, his last film). He debuted on television as the star of Life With Father (1953-1955), and Ames would go on to starring series roles in Father of the Bride (1961-1962) and Mr. Ed (1963-1965), as neighbor Gordon Kirkwood). Ames also made several TV movies and appeared as a guest star on a long list of series, beginning with early TV anthologies. He was also the owner of a successful Los Angeles automobile dealership.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1998 Universal Horror (Other), 1953-1955 Life with Father (Performer), 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (Performer), 1977 Claws (Performer), 1975 The Meal (Performer), 1971 The Name of the Game (Performer), 1971 The Virginian (Performer), 1970 Bewitched (Performer), 1965 The Monkey's Uncle (Performer), 1963-1965 Mister Ed (Performer), 1958 Panic! (Performer), 1956 Matinee Theatre (Performer), 1955 Front Row Center (Performer), 1953 Sabre Jet (Performer), 1953 Let's Do It Again (Performer), 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife (Performer), 1950 Ambush (Performer), 1949 Battleground (Performer), 1949 Little Women (Performer), 1948 Alias a Gentleman (Performer), 1947 Lady in the Lake (Performer), 1946 The Cockeyed Miracle (Performer), 1940 East Side Kids (Performer), 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles (Performer), 1939 Thunder Afloat (Performer), 1939 Help Wanted (Performer), 1939 Risky Business (Performer), 1938 Come On, Leathernecks! (Performer), 1938 Island in the Sky (Performer), 1938 Walking Down Broadway (Performer), 1938 International Settlement (Performer), 1938 The Spy Ring (Performer), 1937 Song of Revolt (Performer), 1935 Reckless (Performer), 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo (Performer), 1934 I'll Tell the World (Performer), 1933 Only Yesterday (Performer), 1933 Ship of Wanted Men (Performer), 1932 A Successful Calamity (Performer), 1932 Thirteen Women (Performer), 1932 State's Attorney (Performer), 1932 Stowaway (Performer), 1950 Screen Actors (in person), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person), 1949 Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (in person), 1970 Men at Law (Performer), 1955 MGM Parade (Other), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Performer), 1943 Crime Doctor (Performer), 1941 No Greater Sin (Performer), 1939 Man of Conquest (Performer), 1939 Code of the Streets (Performer), 1939 Panama Patrol (Performer), 1939 Blackwell's Island (Performer), 1938 Secrets of a Nurse (Performer), 1938 Strange Faces (Performer), 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto (Performer), 1933 Alimony Madness (Performer), 1933 Forgotten (Performer), 1933 Parachute Jumper (Performer), 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case (Performer), 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue (Performer), 1932 Cannonball Express (Performer), 1960 About Faces (in person), 1986 Jake Speed (Performer), 1983 Testament (Performer), 1979 Just You and Me, Kid (Performer), 1974 Apple's Way (Performer), 1971 Toklat (Performer), 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (Performer), 1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (Performer), 1968 My Three Sons (Performer), 1966 The Andy Griffith Show (Performer), 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (Performer), 1963 Son of Flubber (Performer), 1957 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1956 Engagement Party (Performer), 1951 On Moonlight Bay (Performer), 1950 Crisis (Performer), 1950 The Big Hangover (Performer), 1949 Any Number Can Play (Performer), 1948 A Date with Judy (Performer), 1948 On an Island with You (Performer), 1947 Merton of the Movies (Performer), 1947 Undercover Maisie (Performer), 1946 No Leave, No Love (Performer), 1946 The Great Morgan (Performer), 1945 They Were Expendable (Performer), 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf (Performer), 1945 Anchors Aweigh (Performer), 1945 Between Two Women (Performer), 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (Performer), 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Other), 1979 The Littlest Hobo (Performer), 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (Performer), 1975 Timber Tramps (Performer), 1972 Hammersmith Is Out (Performer), 1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Performer), 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (Performer), 1961-1962 Father of the Bride (Performer), 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (Performer), 1960 Maggie (Performer), 1960 From the Terrace (Performer), 1957 Peyton Place (Performer), 1951 Cattle Drive (Performer), 1950 Watch the Birdie (Performer), 1950 Dial 1119 (Performer), 1949 Scene of the Crime (Performer), 1948 The Velvet Touch (Performer), 1947 The Amazing Mr. Nordill (Performer), 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice (Performer), 1945 Fall Guy (Performer), 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home (Performer), 1943 The Iron Major (Performer), 1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (Performer), 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island (Performer), 1939 I Was a Convict (Performer), 1938 Cipher Bureau (Performer), 1938 Suez (Performer), 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (Performer), 1937 Dangerously Yours (Performer), 1935 Mutiny Ahead (Performer), 1933 The Man Who Dared (Performer), 2006 Private Screenings (Other), 1961 The Absent-Minded Professor (Performer), 1967-1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Other), 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (Performer), 1979 The Best Place to Be (Performer), 1977 Emergency! (Performer), 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (Performer), 1975 The Jeffersons (Performer), 1973 Brother of the Wind (Performer), 1967 ABC Stage 67 (Performer), 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (Performer), 1963 The Lucy Show (Performer), 1958-1960 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1959 Playhouse 90 (Performer), 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (Performer), 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Performer), 1952 Angel Face (Performer), 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (Performer), 1950 The Happy Years (Performer), 1947 Song of the Thin Man (Performer), 1946 The Show-Off (Performer), 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (Performer), 1945 Son of Lassie (Performer), 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City (Performer), 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers (Performer), 1939 Calling All Marines (Performer), 1939 Fugitive at Large (Performer), 1939 Mr. Sheldon Goes to Town (Performer), 1937 45 Fathers (Performer), 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village (Performer), 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway (Performer), 1937 Soak the Poor (Performer), 1936 Death in the Air (Performer), 1935 Get That Man (Performer), 1935 Rescue Squad (Performer), 1935 Strangers All (Performer), 1934 Now I'll Tell (Performer), 1934 The Crosby Case (Performer), 1932 Silver Dollar (Performer), 1932 Uptown New York (Performer), 1932 That's My Boy (Performer), 1931 Quick Millions (Performer), 1942 George Washington Slept Here (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Howie - Performer (September 17, 1958 - September 20, 1958), Winesburg, Ohio - Performer (February 5, 1958 - February 15, 1958), Slightly Married - Performer (October 25, 1943 - October 30, 1943), The Russian People - Performer (December 29, 1942 - January 31, 1943), Little Darling - Performer (October 27, 1942 - November 14, 1942), Guest in the House - Performer (February 24, 1942 - July 4, 1942), The Land Is Bright - Performer (October 28, 1941 - January 3, 1942), The Male Animal - Performer (January 9, 1940 - August 3, 1940), Thirsty Soil - Performer (February 3, 1937 - Closing date unknown), A House in the Country - Performer (January 11, 1937 - January 1937), Bright Honor - Performer (September 27, 1936 - October 1936), It Pays to Sin - Performer (November 3, 1933 - November 1933)

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