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  Radio Hall of Fame - Don Ameche, Adventure / Drama
By 1932, Ameche had become the leading man on two other Chicago-based programs: the dramatic anthology First Nighter and Betty and Bob, considered by many to be the forerunner of the soap-opera genre.
Although this sort of verbal jousting was new to both Ameche and Langford, the characters proved so enduring that the pair later recorded a series of Bickersons albums for Columbia Records.
Don Ameche was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992.
www.radiohof.org /adventuredrama/donameche.html   (216 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Don Ameche   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ameche was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Felix Ameche, an immigrant from Italy whose original surname was "Amici", and Barbara, who was of Irish and German descent.
Don was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986.
Don's role in The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) was so popular that many Americans referred to telephones as "Ameches" in the 1940s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Don-Ameche   (2965 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Actor/singer Don Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, WI, on May 31, 1904.
Ameche would later take roles on TV and Broadway before appearing in his last two hit movies -- the Dan Aykroyd/Eddie Murphy comedy hit Trading Places and the Ron Howard-directed Cocoon (the latter of which Ameche won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), both in the mid-'80s.
Ameche passed away from cancer in Scottsdale, AZ, on December 6, 1993, at the age of 89.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/409/Don-Ameche/1012086.html   (183 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Don Ameche
Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 - December 6, 1993) was an American actor.
Ameche's next role, in Cocoon (1985), won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he continued working for the rest of his life (including a role in the sequel, Cocoon: The Return).
For his contribution to radio, Don Ameche has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6313 Hollywood Blvd. and a second star at 6101 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to the television industry.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Don_Ameche   (456 words)

  
 Don Ameche Trivia - Don Ameche Facts - Don Ameche Notes
Don served as a ringmaster on the NBC show International Showcase, which traveled worldwide introducing different circus and magic acts every week, from 1961 to 1965.
Don was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986.
Don Ameche: Zanuck never did anything but be nice to me. Oh yeah, maybe he chased Alice Faye around, but a lot of people chased Alice Faye around.
www.tv.com /don-ameche/person/5362/trivia.html   (402 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Information from Reference.com
Dominic Felix Ameche (May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor and director.
He was so associated by the public with his role as Bell that for a time, "Ameche" was slang for telephone.
For his contribution to radio, Ameche received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard and a second star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for his television work.
www.reference.com /search?q=Don%20Ameche   (483 words)

  
 The World War 2 Store: Things Change
Things Change (1988) Actor Don Ameche continued his remarkable comeback in David Mamet's story of a naive shoeshiner who is roped by the mob into posing as one of their own.
The chemistry between Ameche and Mantegna is terrific, and you'll be rooting for both as their journey heads towards a final, deadly resolution.
Don Ameche and Joe Mantegna are caught in the middle.
www.ww2incolor.com /shop.php?c=3&n=130&i=B00000F722&x=Things_Change   (1124 words)

  
 Don Ameche
Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 - December 6, 1993) was an American actor.
Ameche's next role, in Cocoon (1985), won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he continued working for the rest of his life (including a role in the sequel, Cocoon: The Return).
Ameche has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard.
www.ftppro.com /library/Don_Ameche   (613 words)

  
 Don Ameche
Don Ameche stars in this sentimental WW2 era drama as a druggist whose son is killed in action and while feeling sadness is visited by the ghost of his own father (Harry Carey).
Loretta Young stars as a half breed girl who marries Indian Don Ameche and encounters prejudice from her family and from strangers.
Solid remake of John Ford's original stars Don Ameche as one of four brothers caught in WW2 era Czechoslovakia, split between the idea of a free Czech state and fighting for Hitler.
www.cabbageboymovies.com /Ameche.html   (249 words)

  
 :: rogerebert.com :: People :: `Things Change' for Don Ameche (xhtml)
There is a scene in "Things Change" where Don Ameche is in a steam room with a towel draped across himself, and this is not a man who looks 80 years old.
Ameche and Mamet, the famous playwright, were having lunch at the Sunset Marquis, a little private hotel off Sunset Boulevard, and they were looking ahead to Mamet's new movie, which is now opening around the country.
There isn't anybody else Don Ameche's age who is still playing the leads in movies.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19881023/PEOPLE/10010301/1023   (1917 words)

  
 Buy.com - Cocoon/Cocoon 2 2pk : DVD : Don Ameche : Ron Howard : Foxvideo
When three men from a nearby retirement village (the charming Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, and Hume Cronyn) sneak into the pool for a swim, they discover what seem to be oversized oystershells in the water.
The ensemble cast of experienced actors, including Ameche, Brimley, and Cronyn as well as Cronyn's real-life wife, Jessica Tandy; Maureen Stapleton; Gwen Verdon; and the skeptical Jack Gilford all bring a dignity to the film?s youthful, spirited theme.
Don Ameche is back as Art Selwyn, with his friends Ben Luckett (Wilford Brimley) and Joe Finley (Hume Cronyn) and their wives, Bess (Gwen Verdon), Mary (Maureen Stapleton), and Alma (Jessica Tandy).
www.buy.com /prod/cocoon_cocoon_2_2pk/q/loc/322/40248195.html   (607 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Actor Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com
Ameche was a versatile and popular film actor in the 1930s and 40s usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time.
Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder.
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
movies.toptenreviews.com /actors/reviews/a328998.htm   (1501 words)

  
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For the remainder of the 1948 season, Don Ameche and Marsha Hunt starred in short comedy skits entitled "The Bickersons," written by Phil Rapp.
The Bickersons began as a skit on the old Don Ameche show "Drene Time" in 1946 and later was on Edgar Bergen's show.
Don Ameche was John Bickerson and Frances Langford was his nagging wife Blanche.
www.lycos.com /info/don-ameche.html   (570 words)

  
 Lily Tomlin
& Don Ameche
Actor Don Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin -- a city he hated -- in 1908; and was active in showbiz for 60 years.
Ameche's first fame came from "The Bickersons," a radio comedy about spatting spouses, in which he co-starred with Frances Langford.
Ameche's movie career was revived with a role in Trading Places (1983), and he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in Cocoon (1985).
www.ablecomm.com /liltomdonam.html   (411 words)

  
 WSDC : Past Inductees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ameche had a fine pro career, leading the NFL in rushing as a rookie.
Don Gehrmann gave an early hint of what kind of distance runner he would become when he won the state cross country championship in 1945 as a high school runner.
Don Kindt was a two-way star at Milwaukee Washington High School, the University of Wisconsin and for the Chicago Bears in the NFL.
www.badgerstategames.org /wahf/index.php?category_id=976   (13282 words)

  
 Heaven Can Wait featuring Don Ameche & Gene Tierney Movie and DVD page on ARTISTdirect
The benevolent story reveals Don Ameche's life to be as average as any man's, but Lubitsch's genuine tenderness elevates the tale to the majestic.
Ameche and Gene Tierney deliver mature, convincing performances, appropriate to the subject matter.
On the day of his death in 1943, the spirit of Henry Van Cleave (Don Ameche) obligingly heads for the place where so many people had previously told him to go.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/movies/title/0,,1825178,00.html   (750 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Biography - MSN Movies
Though his popularity rose and fell during his long career, American actor Don Ameche, born Dominic Amici in Kenosha, WI, was one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.
Ameche, with his trim figure, pencil-thin mustache, and rich baritone voice was neither a conventionally handsome leading man nor the dashing hero type.
The film was a tremendous success and for years afterward, fans quipped that it was he, not Bell who invented the telephone; for a time the telephone was even called an "ameche." He continued working steadily through the mid-'40s and then his film career ground to an abrupt halt.
entertainment.msn.com /celebs/celeb.aspx?mp=b&c=23720   (455 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Don Ameche - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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Search for books about your topic, "Don Ameche"
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 Entertainfo - Don Ameche
Don Ameche, eigentlich Dominic Felix Amici (* 31.
Ameche war in den 1940er Jahren in den USA ein bekannter und populärer Filmdarsteller.
Ameche war verheiratet mit Honore Prendergast (1932-1986) und hatte mit Ihr 6 Kinder.
www.cineman.ch /entertainfo/don-ameche.html   (268 words)

  
 Actors - Don Ameche
Ameche was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Felix Ameche, an immigrant from Italy whose original surname was "Amici", and Barbara, who was of Irish and German descent.
He was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986, by whom he had six children, one of whom was Ron Ameche, who owned the restaurant "Ameche's Pumpernickel" in Coralville, Iowa.
stated that Ameche, a proper old-school actor, whose script called for him to use the "F-word" at one point, went to everyone on the set and apologized ahead of time, for being compelled to use such a harsh vulgarity in their presence.
listing-index.ebay.com /actors/Don_Ameche.html   (482 words)

  
 Don Ameche at Hollywood.com
Although Ameche's typecasting in light fare hampered him somewhat when it came to achieving front-rank stardom, critical plaudits or plum roles, two of his finest films were comedy masterpieces with no apologies necessary.
The 70s found Ameche busiest in TV work, but he enjoyed renewed popularity in comedy supporting roles in 80s films beginning with "Trading Places" (1983), in which he and Ralph Bellamy were rich brothers who orchestrate the role switch between yuppie Dan Aykroyd and con man Eddie Murphy.
Ameche, vibrant as ever, consolidated his success with an ideally cast, Oscar-winning turn as a man rejuvenated by a magical pool in Ron Howard's "Cocoon" (1985), including a break-dancing sequence (done mostly by a dance double).
www.hollywood.com /celebrity/Don_Ameche/186150   (1822 words)

  
 Don Ameche - Best Supporting Actor: MovieActors.com
Don Ameche won his Supporting Oscar for one of retirees that are contacted by the aliens.
Don Ameche was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until his death in 1993 and had six children from the marriage.
Known to an earlier generation primarily for his role as telephone inventor "Alexander Graham Bell" Don Ameche later found a whole new audience and in the eighties in hits like: TRADING PLACES and COCOON.
www.movieactors.com /winsm/sm85.htm   (153 words)

  
 NANCI CROMPTON DON AMECHE Autograph
In 1935, Don Ameche (1908-1993) won a bit part in Clive of India (he was credited as "Prisoner in the Black Hole").
He was so memorable in the title role in 1939's The Story of Alexander Graham Bell that for years afterward a telephone was known as an "ameche".
Ameche followed up that role to even more acclaim in 1988's Things Change.
www.historyforsale.com /html/prodetails.asp?bw=0&documentid=88809   (252 words)

  
 DVD : Alexander's Ragtime Band - The Owl Pages shop
Power and Faye are a little bland, but the supporting cast--including Don Ameche (Midnight), Jack Haley (the Tin Woodsman from The Wizard of Oz), and a very young Ethel Merman--give the movie some real personality, as do a few wild dance numbers.
Don Ameche is as suave & debonair as always.
The only part he plays is as an unseen friend to a lower-class girl named Stella (Alice Faye) who sends her "Alexander's Ragtime Band" which helps her get a job in a club and forces her together with two men that play a significant role in her life.
www.owlpages.com /cgi-bin/shop.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=B0002B15RE   (676 words)

  
 Don Ameche @ Filmbug
Ameche's next role, in Cocoon (1985), won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he continued working for the rest of his life.
Ameche has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard.
Tell us what you think of Don Ameche in the Filmbug forum...
www.filmbug.com /db/260502   (278 words)

  
 Don Ameche : Oldies.com
Don Ameche and Dana Andrews head an all-star cast in this acclaimed film about life aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
After Jack (Don Ameche) gets elected mayor with the help of his popular brother Dion (Tyrone Power), the two lock horns over the future of Chicago's slums.
Deceased turn-of-the-century playboy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of hell.
www.oldies.com /performer-view/Don-Ameche.html   (319 words)

  
 Don Ameche: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Animating John and Blanche Bickerson is the timeless bantering of Don Ameche and Frances Langford, respectively.
The pair, who were portrayed by Don Ameche and Frances Langford, initially were incorporated as recurring characters on The Chase and Sanborn Hour.
The program was hosted by Edgar Bergen, and featured Ameche among its collectively brilliant ensemble.
www.music.com /person/don_ameche/1   (221 words)

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