Don Ameche, Best Supporting Actor 1985: MovieMonday.com

COCOON

(Science Fiction - PG)

Don Ameche won his Supporting Oscar for one of retirees that are contacted by the aliens.


Don Ameche (1908 - 94)

American leading man with stage and radio expereince, who's real name is Dominie Felix Amici. Don Ameche was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until his death in 1993 and had six children from the marriage.

1943's HEAVEN CAN WAIT is considered by some to be Don Ameche's best acting performance.

Known to an earlier generation primarily for his role as telephone inventor "Alexander Graham Bell" and Don Ameche found a whole new audience and in the eighties in hits like: TRADING PLACES and COCOON.

First film: SINS OF MAN (36) followed by many outstanding credits including:

ONE IN A MILLION
IN OLD CHICAGO
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
MIDNIGHT
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
FOUR SONS
THAT NIGHT IN RIO
HAPPY LAND
PICTURE MOMMY DEAD
TRADING PLACES
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
FOLKS
COMING TO AMERICA
COCOON: THE RETURN
THINGS CHANGE
ODDBALL HALL
OSCAR
HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
CORRINA CORRINA

Don Ameche's television credits include...

TAKE A CHANCE (TV Series)
STAR TIME (TV Series)
HOLIDAY HOTEL (TV Series)
THE FRANCES LANGFORD- DON AMECHE SHOW (TV Series)
COKE TIME (TV Series)
TO TELL THE TRUTH (TV Series)
SHEPERD'S FLOCK (TV Series)
THE CHINESE TYPEWRITER
A MASTERPIECE OF MURDER
OUR SHINING MOMENT
SUNSTROKE

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