Actor/singer Don Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, WI, on May 31, 1904. But Ameche's career in entertainment wasn't pre-planned at all; in fact, it happened by accident while attending law school (after landing a role in a local production of +Excess Baggage). The acting bug had officially bitten the young lawyer-to-be, who turned his back on his planned career and began doing radio shows (The Bickersons, The Chase, and Sandborne Hour). Soon after, roles in movies started to come his way, as Ameche proved to be successful at both musicals (#Down Argentine Way, #Moon Over Miami) and dramatic roles (#One in a Million, #Heaven Can Wait). 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. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi

Don Ameche Wins Supporting Actor: 1986 Oscars
Heaven Can Wait Comedy 1943 Gene Tierney, Don Ameche & Charles Coburn
What's My Line? - Don Ameche (May 24, 1953)
Johnny Carson Don Ameche Interview
Down Argentine Way 1940 Betty Grable & Don Ameche
Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (A&E Biography 1999 In HD)
10 Things You Should Know About Don Ameche
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