Don (Amici) Ameche

Dominic Felix (Amici) Ameche (1908 - 1993)

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Dominic Felix (Don) Ameche formerly Amici
Born in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United Statesmap
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Don (Amici) Ameche is Notable.

Don Ameche was an American actor and voice artist, and comedian.

Biography

Dominic Felix Amici was born on May 31, 1908 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Felix Amici and Barbara Etta (Hertel) Amici. His brother, Jim Ameche, was also a well known actor.

He married Honore Prendergast in 1932. The marriage flourished until her death in 1986.

Together they became the parents of 6 children.

Don Ameche Wins Supporting Actor: 1986 Oscars
"Ramona" is a 1936 American Technicolor drama film directed by Henry King,[1] based on Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel Ramona. This was the third adaptation of the film, and the first one with sound. It starred Loretta Young and Don Ameche.
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938)It stars Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman, Jack Haley and Jean Hersholt
'The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" is a somewhat fictionalized 1939 biographical film of the famous inventor. It was filmed in black-and-white and released by Twentieth Century-Fox. The film stars Don Ameche as Bell and Loretta Young as Mabel, his wife, who contracted scarlet fever at an early age and became deaf.
Cocoon is a 1985 science-fiction/fantasy film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens.[4][5] The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch, and Linda Harrison.
Cocoon

Burial

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Plot: Ashes Buried and plot is unmarked [unmarked]
Find A Grave Memorial# 25

Sources

See also:

  • Wikipedia: Don Ameche http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Ameche
  • WikiData: Q310413 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFVJ-J7K : 14 December 2015), Dominic F Ameche in household of Felix Ameche, Kenosha Ward 4, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States; citing sheet 11B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,991.
  • "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9QP-9KY : 8 December 2015), Dominic F Ameche in entry for Felix Ameche, 1930.
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242Z-Y4L : 2 October 2015), Dominic F Ameche, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9HG-M92 : 17 May 2014), Don Felix Ameche, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-1319, sheet 3A, family , NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 377.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKW6-LWKT : 16 September 2015), Dominic Felix Or Don Amici Or Ameche, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 08 Dec 1993; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Wisconsin State Journal, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5L-15FW : 5 September 2015), Dominic Felix Or Don Amici Or Ameche, Colorado, United States, 08 Dec 1993; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK7T-VSWJ : 16 September 2015), Dominic Felix Or Don Amici Or Ameche, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 08 Dec 1993; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Arizona Daily Star, The, born-digital text.

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Don Ameche in Swanee River
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actress Betty Grable & actor Don Ameche
actress Betty Grable & actor Don Ameche

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