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Don Ameche

Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor and comedian. After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox in 1935.

As a handsome, debonair leading man in 40 films over the next 14 years, he was a popular star in comedies, dramas, and musicals. In the 1950s he worked on Broadway and in television, and was the host of NBC's International Showtime from 1961 to 1965. Returning to film work in his later years, Ameche enjoyed a fruitful revival of his career beginning with his role as a villain in Trading Places (1983) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cocoon (1985).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 31st, 1908 (Kenosha), Died December 6th, 1993 (Scottsdale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor LCS-75857 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 6/6/1933 Here's how. CU-2 Don Ameche ; Tom Post Talk, with dubbed recordings speaker  
Victor LCS-75858 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 6/6/1933 Here's how. CU-2 Don Ameche ; Tom Post Talk, with dubbed recording speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ameche, Don," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104909.

Ameche, Don. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104909.

"Ameche, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104909

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