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.
|Born:||May 31, 1908|
|Birthplace:||Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Died||December 6, 1993(aged 85)|
|Death Location||Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Honore Prendergast 1932-1986, her death|
|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) was veteran film, stage and television actor 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.
Ameche died on December 6, 1993, at his son Don Jr's house in Scottsdale, Arizona of prostate cancer, 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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ Heise, Kenan (1993-12-08). "Oscar-winning Actor Don Ameche, 85". Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-12-08/news/9312080183_1_mr-ameche-international-showtime-silk-stockings. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- ↑ Flint, Peter B. (1993-12-08). "Don Ameche Is Dead at 85; Oscar Winner for 'Cocoon'". The New York Times. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00612F83A550C7B8CDDAB0994DB494D81. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- ↑ Henkel, John (December 1994). "Prostate Cancer: New Tests Create Treatment Dilemmas". FDA Consumer (BNET). Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. https://archive.is/zUEs. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- ↑ "Don Ameche (1908 - 1993) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ameche&GSfn=Don+&GSby=1908&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1993&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=25&. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- Don Ameche at the Internet Movie Database
- Don Ameche at the Internet Broadway Database
- Don Ameche at Find a Grave
- Walking With Don Ameche - Steven Ameche, Entertainment Attorney official website
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