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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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