Don Ameche (1908 – 1993)

Given name: Dominic Felix Amici; born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Very fine and likeable actor / comedian. Popular star of stage and screen, generally in leading roles. Appeared in numerous musicals at 20th Century-Fox across from Betty Grable and Alice Faye. Also remembered for his popular radio comedy show “The Bickersons” co starring Frances Langford.

Ameche worked mostly in television during the 1950s through the 1970s, but made a major film comeback with his Oscar-winning performance in the hit film Cocoon (1984).

Selected Feature Films

  • Corrina, Corrina (1994)
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (voice only, 1993)
  • Folks! (1992)
  • Cocoon: The Return (1988)
  • Coming to America (1988)
  • Cocoon (AA, 1984)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
  • Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
  • A Fever in the Blood (1961)
  • Phantom Caravan (1954)
  • Slightly French (1949)
  • Sleep, My Love (1948)
  • That’s My Man (1947)
  • Guest Wife (1945)
  • Greenwich Village (1944)
  • Wing and a Prayer (1944)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  • Something to Shout About (1943)
  • Girl Trouble (1942)
  • That Night in Rio (1941)
  • The Feminine Touch (1941)
  • Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)
  • Moon Over Miami (1941)
  • The Feminine Touch (1941)
  • Down Argentine Way (1940)
  • Lillian Russell (1940)
  • The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
  • The Three Musketeers (1939)
  • Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
  • Swanee River (1939)
  • Gateway (1938)
  • Josette (1938)
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)
  • In Old Chicago (1938)
  • Happy Landing (1938)
  • Love Under Fire (1937)
  • You Can’t Have Everything (1937)
  • Fifty Roads to Town (1937)
  • Love Is News (1937)
  • One in a Million (1936)
  • Ramona (1936)
  • Dante’s Inferno (1935)
  • (many more)