Ameche, Don

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Don Ameche
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Name
Ameche, Don Gender: M
Dominic Felix Amici
born on 31 May 1908 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Kenosha, Wisconsin, 42n35, 87w49
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°07' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°56'



Biography

American actor in vaudeville and radio with some 50 films from 1936. He retired in 1950 comfortably on his investments. His films included "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell," 1939. Ameche remarked that acting was never a consuming interest. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the social exchange of dining with friends, usually people outside of show business.

The son of an immigrant Italian coal miner who changed the spelling of the family name, Ameche got into college theater while studying law. By 1929 he moved to New York for vaudeville and,

noted for his resonant voice, radio and stage roles. Moving into movies seven years later, he seemed destined for casting as the honorable, slightly stuffy gentleman who lost the girl to a livelier rake. After his success in the Bell biography, he usually wound up winning the girl, and was exposed to a greater variety of roles, including that of elegant comedy. He rose to the top of film ranks during the years 1936-45. During the '40 he matured into a gracious leading man.

He married in 1932; both Catholic, they had four sons and two adopted daughters. No scandal or indiscretion every touched him, however he and his wife separated in 1967. Deeply proud of his kids, he noted that all six turned out well and in his later years, one or more called him every day. In 1950 he moved his family to New York, a decision that may have cost him his film career. He did television, Broadway and dinner theater but the studios virtually ignored him until 1983, he made a comeback to stardom at age 75 in "Trading Places," followed two years later by "Cocoon," for which he won the best-supporting actor Oscar on 3/25/1986. He demonstrated old-school charm and gentlemanly grace combined with acerbic wit and physical fitness and energy.

Ameche died of prostate cancer 12/06/1993, Scottsdale, AZ.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Disease 6 December 1993 (Prostate cancer, age 85)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR (Same in Gauquelin Book of American Charts)

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Voice renonant)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all (Gracious, a gentleman, well liked)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Separated after 35 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Proud of all his kids, all did well)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two of his daughters were adopted)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Vaudeville when young)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (1986, 50th film)

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