Don Ameche

Don Ameche makes a guest appearance as Brother Martin, a Catholic parish monk in the episode "Once, In St. Olaf" in Season Six of The Golden Girls.

Vital information
Gender: Male
Born: (1908-05-31)May 31, 1908
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died December 6, 1993(1993-12-06) (aged 85)
Death Location Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Career information
Years active: 1935–1993
Family/Personal information
Spouse(s): Honore Prendergast 1932-1986, her death
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: The Golden Girls
Characer/appeared as: Brother Martin
Episodes appeared in: "Once, In St. Olaf" in Season 6

Don Ameche (proununced əˈmitʃi; born May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993)[1] was veteran film, stage and television actor[2][3] with a career spanning almost sixty years. Don makes a guest appearance as Brother Martin, a Catholic parish monk in the episode "Once, In St. Olaf" in Season 6 of The Golden Girls TV series.


After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). He continued to appear on Broadway, as well as on radio and TV, where he was host and commentator for International Showtime, covering circus and ice-shows all over Europe. Ameche remained married to his wife Honore for fifty-four years, and they had six children.

Death Edit

Ameche died on December 6, 1993, at his son Don Jr's house in Scottsdale, Arizona of prostate cancer,[4] at the age of 85. He was cremated and his ashes are buried at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, also known as St. Philomena's Cemetery, in Asbury, Iowa.[5]


  1. "Ameche, Don". Who Was Who in America, 1993-1996, vol. 11. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 5. ISBN 0-8379-0225-8.
  2. Heise, Kenan (1993-12-08). "Oscar-winning Actor Don Ameche, 85". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  3. Flint, Peter B. (1993-12-08). "Don Ameche Is Dead at 85; Oscar Winner for 'Cocoon'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  4. Henkel, John (December 1994). "Prostate Cancer: New Tests Create Treatment Dilemmas". FDA Consumer (BNET). Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  5. "Don Ameche (1908 - 1993) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2010-03-23.

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