Fox put Ameche in a drama, Love Under Fire (1937) with Young. There is a problem with your email/password. Ameche's best-known television role came between 1961 and 1965, when he traveled throughout Europe with a television videotape unit and camera crew to cover a different European resident circus or ice show that was taped for presentation on a weekly series titled International Showtime on NBC television. He began appearing on television on shows such as The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre and Family Theatre . Birth: Sep 7 1907 - Sutton, Clay, Nebraska, United States. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. [4][5][6] He had three brothers, Umberto (Bert), James (Jim Ameche), and Louis, and four sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary and Anna. We’ve updated the security on the site. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. He was in Goldilocks (1958–59) which went for 161 performances. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Resend Activation Email. It began on NBC in 1946, moving to CBS the following year. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. Ameche was Faye's leading man in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), then played another real-life figure, Stephen Foster, in Swanee River (1939). His last films were Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and Corrina, Corrina (1994), completed only days before his death. Ameche was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986. GREAT NEWS! Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Honoré de Balzac (/ ˈ b æ l z æ k / BAL-zak, more commonly US: / ˈ b ɔː l-/ BAWL-, French: [ɔnɔʁe d(ə) balzak]; born Honoré Balzac; 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Please enter location or other information that may help the volunteer in fulfilling this request. He guest starred on Petticoat Junction. [16] He was instrumental in forming and leading the ownership group the year before play began[17] and initially served as team president.[18]. He did a TV movie Shepherd's Flock (1971) and episodes of Ellery Queen, Good Heavens, McCloud, Quincy M.E., The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. They had six children. Death: Sep 5 1986 - Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She spent the last eight months at the Stone Hill Care Center.Don Ameche now resides in Santa Monica. We have set your language to You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Following his appearances as announcer and sketch participant on The Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show, he achieved memorable success during the late 1940s playing opposite Frances Langford in The Bickersons, the Philip Rapp radio comedy series about a combative married couple. Ameche lived in Dubuque for the past 12 years, residing with her brother, Jerome Prendergast. She was a member of the Nativity parish Rosary Society and the Xavier Hospital Guild. He concentrated on stage or TV: Fire One (1954), a TV adaptation of High Button Shoes (1956), Goodyear Playhouse, a musical adaptation of Junior Miss for The DuPont Show of the Month, and Climax!. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. [24], On December 6, 1993, Ameche died at his son Don, Jr.'s house in Scottsdale, Arizona of prostate cancer[25] GREAT NEWS! He also guest starred on the show. Try again. "Don Ameche" in Thomas, Nicholas ed. Ameche starred in Silk Stockings (1955–56) on Broadway, which ran for 478 performances. He was also a frequent panelist on the 1950s version of To Tell The Truth, often alternating with his future Trading Places co-star, Ralph Bellamy. [19][20] One, Ron Ameche, owned a restaurant, "Ameche's Pumpernickel" in Coralville, Iowa. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Thanks for your help! Please reset your password. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. A system error has occurred. The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)08 Sep 1986, MonPage 13Wife on Don Ameche dies in DubuqueDUBUQUE, IA. Verify and try again. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. [19] They had six children. Sometimes, when one of the star acts of a particular show spoke English, Ameche would interview him or her and the interview would appear during the program. Don Ameche (/əˈmiːtʃi/; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993)[1] was an American actor and comedian. They had their last child, daughter Constance Victoria Ameche on February 22, 1948. Try again later. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. 25 No. Honore M. Amici (born Prendergast) Collection: FamilySearch Family Tree. While in the 1941 film Ball of Fire, Barbara Stanwyck's character discusses the "ameche" slang usage, "Do you know what this means: I'll get you on the Ameche.". Back at Fox, Ameche played the title character in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). Ameche's most recent films had not been successful. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Oops, something didn't work. He was top billed in Fifty Roads to Town (1937) with Ann Sothern then made You Can't Have Everything (1937) with Alice Faye and The Ritz Brothers. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. He had two daughters, Connie and Bonnie. Ameche's next role, in Cocoon (1985), won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ameche was reunited with Young in Ladies in Love (1936) and he supported Sonja Henie in One in a Million (1936). He earned good reviews for the David Mamet and Shel Silverstein-penned Things Change (1988); the New York Times said that he showed "...the kind of great comic aplomb that wins actors awards for other than sentimental reasons."[15]. Daughter of John Joseph Prendergast and Blandina R Walgren One, Ron Ameche, owned a restaurant, "Ameche's Pumpernickel" in Coralville, Iowa. Failed to remove flower. Despite his advancing age, Ameche remained busy. Ameche was teamed with Bob Hope in A Masterpiece of Murder (1986) and George C. Scott in Pals (1987). Palmer, R. Barton. He was in an unsold TV pilot, The Chinese Typewriter (1979). He said in a 1988 interview, "How many actors in their 20s and 30s do you know that have two pictures being released by major studios in one year?" Wife of Don Ameche Ameche also appeared in an early episode of Columbo entitled "Suitable for Framing" (1971). They were married in 1932. The couple was separated.Don Ameche appeared in several radio productions, including a starring role in "The First Nighter Program," in the 1930s. Ameche made That Night in Rio (1941) with Faye and Miranda and Moon Over Miami (1941) with Grable and Robert Cummings. Failed to report flower. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Ameche returned to features with A Fever in the Blood (1961) and did a short-lived musical 13 Daughters (1961). His only appearance in cinema during that time was in F For Fake (1975), Orson Welles' documentary on hoaxes, when 20th Century-Fox mistakenly sent Welles newsreel footage of Ameche misidentified as footage of Howard Hughes. Ameche starred with Gene Tierney in Ernst Lubitsch's Heaven Can Wait in 1943, a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Ameche’s acting career lasted for more than sixty years over the course of which he appeared in numerous notable roles. '"[11] In the 1940 film Go West, Groucho Marx proclaims, "Telephone? Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. - Honore Prendergast Ameche, 78, the wife of film and radio star Don Ameche, died Friday of a heart ailment at Stone Hill Care Center in Dubuque. (1947). Don Ameche was born as Dominic Felix Amici on May 31, 1908, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ameche was Roman Catholic. Ameche was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986. After the release of two 1970 comedies, Disney's The Boatniks and the wartime farce Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came, Ameche was absent from theatrical movies for the next 13 years. Dwight Eisenhower during the 1952 presidential election. Sorry! [2][3] 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. From 1946 to 1949, Ameche, with other Los Angeles entertainment figures including Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, was a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference, a rival to the National Football League. at age 85. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. × He did Guest Wife (1945) with Colbert, So Goes My Love (1946) with Myrna Loy and Will Tomorrow Ever Come? The film's success and their comedic performances brought them both back into the Hollywood limelight. His "anchor position" was in the grandstands at the particular show being taped. - Honore Prendergast Ameche, 78, the wife of film and radio star Don Ameche, died Friday of a heart ailment at Stone Hill Care Center in Dubuque. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. GREAT NEWS! To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Ameche made a horror movie Picture Mommy Dead (1966) and a TV film Shadow Over Elveron (1968). This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. This is 1870, Don Ameche hasn't invented the telephone yet." He had two daughters, Connie and Bonnie. One, Ron Ameche, owned a restaurant, "Don Ameche" in Thomas, Nicholas ed. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Please try again later. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. Honore Prendergast (m. 1932–1986) Honore Prendergast. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. 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). Ameche and fellow veteran actor Ralph Bellamy were eventually cast in John Landis' Trading Places in 1983, playing rich brothers intent on ruining an innocent man for the sake of a one-dollar bet. [21] His brother Bert was an architect who worked for the U.S. Navy in Port Hueneme, California, and then the U.S. He did a pilot that was not picked up, Our Shining Moment (1991), an episode of Pros and Cons and the TV movie 209 Hamilton Drive. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. After their marriage, the Ameches lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Phoenix.Mrs. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in.