Term: Ameche, Don 1908 - 1993
Born in Kenosha, WI, and attended Marquette University and UW, Stage debut with Al Jackson Stock Company in Madison in 1928; Films Include: Swanee River, Clive of India, Sins of Man, Ramona, One in a Million, Ladies in Love, You Can't Have Everything, Love Under Fire, Love is News, Fifty Roads to Town, Fifty Races to Town, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Josette, In Old Chicago, Happy Landing, Gateway, The Three Musketeers; Swanee River; The Story of Alexander Graham Bell; Midnight; Hollywood Cavalcade; Lillian Russell; Four Sons; Down Argentine Way; The Night in Rio; Moon Over Miami; Kiss the Boys Goodbye; The Feminine Touch; Confirm or Deny; The Magnificent Dope; Girl Troubles; Something to Shout About; Heaven Can Wait; Happy Land; Wing and a Prayer; Greenwich Village. It's in the Bag; Guest Wife; That's My Man; So Goes My Love; Sleep, My Love; Slightly French; Phantom Caravan; Fire One, A Fever in the Blood. Rings Around the World, Picture Mommy Dead, Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?, The Beatniks, Trading Places, Cocoon, Henry and the Hendersons, Things Change, Coming to America, Cocoon: The Return, Oddball Hall, Oscar, Folks!, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Corrina, Corrina;
Television Series: Take a Chance; Star Time; Holiday Hotel; Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse; The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show; Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, The Jack Carson Show, The Don Ameche Theater, International Showtime;
Episodic: Too Young to Go Steady; The Love Boat; Fantasy Island, The Golden Girls; Movies: Shadow over Elveron; Gidget Gets Married, A Masterpiece of Murder; Pals; Sunstroke; Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor, Cocoon, 1986; Venice Film Festival, Best Actor, 1988.
[Source: Wisconsin Film Office (filmwisconsin.org)]