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An underappreciated, sadly forgotten actor, Don Ameche

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Trading Places - Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

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Don Ameche - very classy. Love him in all of those movies with Carmen Miranda, like "That Night in Rio," "Moon Over Miami" and "Greenwich Village." (I don't think Carmen's in the last one.)

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from IMDb

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

1908~1993. Don Ameche

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(originally from bonaventures) • don ameche // AKA Dominic Felix Amici Born: 31-May-1904 Birthplace: Kenosha, WI Died: 6-Dec-1993 Location of death: Scottsdale, AZ Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

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Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor with a career spanning almost sixty years. After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. He continued to appear on Broadway, as well as on radio and TV

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Don Ameche won the Academy Award for Cocoon in 1986.

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Cocoon (1985)

June 21st (1985): Cocoon, Ron Howard (dir). When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing strange rocks, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

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Don Ameche -- (5/31/1908-12/6/1993). Broadway/ Radio and TV Actor/Game Show Panelist. Movies -- "The Boatniks" as Commander Taylor, "Trading Places" as Mortimer Duke, "Cocoon" & "Cocoon: The Return" as Art Selwyn, "Harry and the Hendersons" as Dr. Wallace Wrightwood, "Coming to America" as Mortimer Duke, "Things Change" as Gino, "Corrina, Corrina" as Grandpa Harry, and "Folks!" as Harry Aldrich. He died of Prostate Cancer at his son's home, age 85. His birthname was Dominic Felix Amici.

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